Read Atlanta's Transportation Plan!

Atlanta is on the move! The City of Atlanta has adopted a transportation plan that will create a world-class sustainable transportation system that addresses the current and future mobility needs of our growing and evolving city. The plan is available for download on the Documents & Links page, along with detailed technical memorandums, a map book and list of proposed projects, a new street design manual titled Streets Atlanta, and the Cycle Atlanta 2.0 plan detailing planned bicycle connectivity to six MARTA rail stations.

What is Atlanta's Transportation Plan?

The City of Atlanta has updated the Connect Atlanta Plan, its first comprehensive transportation plan adopted in 2008. The result is Atlanta's Transportation Plan, which will support the long-term vision of the Atlanta City Design effort and provide policy and project recommendations to create the transportation system Atlanta needs for its vibrant future. Atlanta's Transportation Plan is the blueprint for achieving this transportation future: a future in which everyone will enjoy better access without having to rely so heavily on automobiles; where every member of our communities will travel without risk of serious injury or death; and where transportation options are affordable and available to all residents and visitors.



What are the Key Principles of Atlanta’s Transportation Plan?

Mobility:

Atlanta’s roadways are near capacity with little room to grow. To maintain future access, we must maximize the use of our existing infrastructure and shift travel away from driving alone. We’ll accomplish this by increasing high-capacity transit options, building high-quality pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and concentrating density and development in the most suitable areas.

Safety:

Too many vulnerable users- pedestrians, cyclists, and elderly, young, disabled, and low-income citizens are injured on Atlanta’s roadways. We must focus on improvements on the “High Injury Network”, the 6% of the City’s roadways where 42% of injuries and 72% of fatalities occur.

Equity and Affordability:

Driving is the most expensive form of transportation. We must expand transportation options throughout the City, especially for low-income households, to build an equitable system for all users.