The BeltLine Master Plan for “sub-area 6” includes the western edge of Virginia-Highland along Piedmont Park and Monroe Drive. These include proposals for improvements to the intersections of Monroe and 8th; Monroe and 10th/Virginia/Kanuga; and for converting Monroe to two lanes with a median/turn lane. Diagrams cover proposed bike access and transit.
The download can take a while as it’s 45 MB large: download main document here; there are also appendices (72 MB).
BeltLine master planning homepage
Here are some pictures from the document:
by John Wolfinger
Thanx to Jenifer Keenan for bird-dogging Atlanta Public Works til they got this triangle cleared of all the weedy vegetation making the Virginia Avenue bridge sidewalk safely walkable and making it safer to pull out from Kanuga onto Monroe.
This is an extremely dangerous street for pedestrian crossing – so please use extreme caution here. The following is a report from Major Calvin Moss of APD Special Operations – “On Wednesday, August 12, Zone 6 responded to an adult male pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Monroe and Dutch Valley Road shortly after 1:00 p.m.. According to witnesses, the pedestrian was crossing Monroe with the signal when a silver Nissan traveling south glanced off another vehicle, struck the pedestrian in the crosswalk and continued through the intersection against the red light. The driver was on the scene and cited for the accident. The pedestrian was transported to Grady Hospital with a badly broken arm and other contusions and abrasions, but his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.” Thanx to Cary Aiken for alerting me to this tragedy and to Major Moss for doing the research to find out the details.
Thanx to Jenifer Keenan for leading neighborhood involvement in redevelopment plans at this important intersection. Read a good story about this at http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/freshloaf/2009/08/05/beltline-proposal-near-piedmont-park-prompts-concerns-about-density/