Community organizations seek input from those working in the Perimeter District to improve area transportation connections
DUNWOODY & SANDY SPRINGS, GEORGIA — September 12, 2022 — To keep pace with the region’s growth and increasing transportation costs and challenges, the Central Perimeter district is seeking community input to help improve the quality and connections in the area.
The Perimeter Community Improvement Districts (PCID) and Perimeter Connects, in collaboration with other area community organizations, are conducting a study on transportation gaps (specifically the “first / last mile”) in the area. First / last mile gaps are issues present in the first or last part of an individual trip, such as when connecting from a public transit station to a final worksite.
The study seeks to identify and problem-solve last mile gaps to make it easier and safer to travel while improving mobility for those who work, live, and recreate in the area. Community stakeholders active in the study include the City of Dunwoody, the City of Sandy Springs, the Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber of Commerce, the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce, the Dunwoody Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Sandy Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau.
“The COVID-19 pandemic and the recent reconstruction of area highways has had a massive effect on the long-term patterns of commuters and travelers in Perimeter District”, said Johann Weber, Perimeter Connects program manager. “This study will help inform priority approaches to last mile issues and improving connections for those riding transit, walking, biking, and more.
Perimeter Connects wants the community’s help determining these issue areas and potential solutions. If you travel to work, school, medical appointments, or other important destinations in Perimeter, share your experiences by completing a survey at www.PerimeterConnects.com/Survey. The feedback will be used to develop new solutions designed to address the transportation challenges and needs of people living and working in the area. It is an opportunity for community members to have their voices heard and encourage the creation of transportation solutions designed to help them and people like them.
Solutions based on public feedback will be incorporated into the study and proposed to the study partners over the next several years. The survey is open for public feedback until October 1 and can be found at the following address: www.PerimeterConnects.com/Survey.
Perimeter Connects is a program of the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts. To support the vitality of the Central Perimeter area, we offer free consulting services to employers and commercial properties. Together we implement transportation solutions to improve access and mobility and reduce congestion.
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