For those of you who haven’t seen this yet, here’s a great piece by the PBS show ‘Blueprint America‘ on the Buford Highway Corridor. The video below really brings into focus the dangerous situation created by roadways which inadequately accommodate all modes of transportation, especially in areas of heavy pedestrian and cycle usage.
Fortunately, ARC was ahead of the curve in terms of planning for this regionally significant corridor. The 2005 Buford Highway Multimodal Corridor Study identified numerous transportation improvements for Buford Highway, including those that would enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety. ARC also funded the 2006 Dekalb County Comprehensive Transportation Plan, which also identifies improvements intended to make the corridor safer. Hopefully as Plan 2040 progresses, some of these projects can make their way out of the pages of plans and onto roadways in need of modernization, such as Buford Highway.