Study Establishes Framework for Infrastructure Investments to Promote Connectivity
With the construction of the new alignment for State Route 92 (SR 92) and completion of a recent Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study, Douglasville saw the opportunity to conduct the North Side Redevelopment Plan. Croy assisted the City of Douglasville with the trail planning and design process. The goal of the study was to identify steps that would stabilize and revitalize the area. The four major objectives identified through the community visioning activities were centered around connectivity, preservation, goods, and services.
The study included performing a concept study, identifying trail projects, developing design recommendations, and articulating the associated costs. The outcomes from the North Side Trail Study established a framework for investing in non-vehicular infrastructure that promotes pedestrian and bicycle connectivity between the area’s homes, parks, schools, and commercial.
The study process included an existing conditions analysis, comprising of a review of previous plans and studies, demographic analysis, zoning analysis, future land use analysis, topography, and slope analysis, Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) analysis, intersection pedestrian/bicycle infrastructure evaluation, along with a crash and safety analysis.
In addition, the study involved an extensive public engagement process that was tailored to the Covid-19 pandemic situation. Concept alternatives for the trail network were developed and trail amenities and programs were identified. Detailed project costs were estimated, and funding sources were identified. The study concluded with a phased implementation plan to assist the City with future programming.
- Identifies steps to stabilize and revitalize the project area
- Establishes a framework for investment to promote connectivity
- Extensive public engagement process tailored to Covid-19 pandemic guidelines