The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government is in the process of developing a bike/pedestrian master plan known as the Athens In Motion Plan. The Athens In Motion Plan will identify a clear strategy for near and long-term projects that will result in a safe, connected, and equitable bike and pedestrian network for Athens-Clarke County.
Public comment will be accepted online through Wednesday, May 2, 2018 for the proposed network and pedestrian network plans:
This map shows the proposed overall or primary active transportation network for the entirety of Athens-Clarke County. This network is not all new infrastructure, but rather builds on existing and funded facilities such as bike lanes and greenways. The “Proposed Connections” are areas of the network that will need bicycle infrastructure or bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, depending on land use context, to enhance safety and connectivity.
This map shows current pedestrian conditions along the primary network (illustrated in the Network Map). Specifically, this map illustrates where there sidewalk currently exists, where there are gaps, and where there is currently not any sidewalk. In addition, this map illustrates pedestrian improvements that are funded or in progress, such as TSPLOST funded greenways and projects that are on the ACCUG sidewalk gap program list. The majority of this map reflects the same network as the Network Map, however, there are specific pedestrian only improvements that are illustrated in this map.
Updated 3.6.2018: The next steps for the Athens in Motion Plan include continued refinement of the draft network to improve safety and connectivity along with a future opportunity for public comments on the proposed network. All opportunities and events for public comment will be advertised through the Athens-Clarke County website.
Updated 1.23.18: A PDF of the presentation from the January 8, 2018 Citizens Advisory Meetings is now online.
Updated 1.2.18: A heatmap showing density of WikiMap comments is now available in PDF format (45 mb).*
The heatmaps illustrate line and point data received from public WikiMap comments with an additional 1/8-mile buffer. The line and point inputs were as follows:
Difficult route for biking
Difficult route for walking
Route I bike
Route I walk
Barrier to biking
Barrier to walking
*PDF may load slowly due to large document size.
Updated 8.18.17: The result of the bicyclist / pedestrian demand analysis is a heat map which shows areas of current or potential demand for biking and walking based on proximity to items such as parks, trails/greenways, schools, colleges/universities, commercial centers, and other community amenities. This demand analysis is one of the many layers that will be used to inform the final plan.