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Northwest Freight Study May 2022-May 2023

May 24, 2022 3:52 PM | Anonymous
  • Project Overview:  Freight ATL: Northwest Atlanta Industrial Area Freight Study will address freight movement, traffic operations, and related planning needs in northwest Atlanta. The study is supported by the Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta City Councilmember Dustin Hillis (District 9) and Invest Atlanta. Atlanta Department of City Planning is leading the study to ensure that Atlanta’s transportation system can sustain the area’s competitive industrial sector and high quality of life in the neighborhoods that support it. (See project website for more – link below)
  • Residents or business owners/operators that may be interested in participating, please add them to this form

  • Project Timeline:  This project will be active through May 2023.
  • Project website is live and can be accessed here: https://www.freightatl.com/
  • Several project documents are in various stages of draft development:  Review of Best Practices, Inventory & Assessment, Industrial Development & Jobs Analysis, Industrial Traffic Study
  • Study Advisory Committee (SAC) met 5/12; next SAC meeting will be in July. The SAC is comprised of representatives of stakeholder agencies and organizations who will be key in balancing the needs and concerns of industry and neighborhoods, and in advancing implementation of study recommendations. The SAC will provide input on and inform the overall direction of the study.
  • Upcoming meetings & events:
  • Industry Insight Sessions are small group discussions among people directly involved in goods movement and industrial development. Participants will share challenges and opportunities to developing an efficient and safe transportation system that helps support a competitive industrial sector in Atlanta. They will also provide firsthand information to inform supply chain analyses and business linkage studies. 

    • 5/25:  Community Insight Sessions happening 5/25 (6:00-7:00pm)
  • Community Insight Sessions are facilitated small group discussions with community members to establish a rapport for ongoing engagement. Community Insight participants will offer a vital perspective on safety and mobility concerns that may not be reflected during other engagement activities. They will be asked to collaborate in developing a shared vision for the study goals, identify key concerns, brainstorm potential solutions, refine draft recommendations, and increase study awareness and participation
    • 6/8:  Walk and Talk tour #1:  Ellsworth Industrial Blvd/Chattahoochee Ave – 6:00-8:00pm
  • Walk and Talk Tours will take place in different locations throughout the study area. These tours allow participants to meet on-site, document concerns, and see challenges first-hand. The second round of tours will take place in August at a different location.
  • 6/22:  Virtual Open House #1
  • 7/21: SAC Meeting #2





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