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Suwanee Again To Consider Transportation Plan

Enhancement for sidewalks and pedestrian crossings are being reviewed.

Suwanee Again To Consider Transportation Plan Suwanee Again To Consider Transportation Plan

For the third straight month, Suwanee City Council will consider a transportation plan that would mean improvements for pedestrians and cyclists in various areas of town.

The Pedestrian Bicycle Plan, originally known as the Alternate Modes Transportation Plan, would mean some $1.5 million in new sidewalks and crossings. The work in Tier I of the plan would be implemented in 2011-15.

Council began reviewing the proposal heavily this year, but delayed voting on it at the February and March meetings. The April meeting is Tuesday at City Hall. Pond and Co. of Norcross is the firm that has been working with Suwanee planner Josh Campbell and other city officials on the changes.

Among the proposals:

-- Enhanced pedestrian crossings at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard intersections at Moore Road and Suwanee Dam Road. Countdown timers and brick-pattern crosswalks are being considered.

-- A flashing pedestrian hybrid beacon would be installed at one key intersection; McGinnis Ferry Road and Scales Road is considered most likely. This would be similar to the "hawk" beacon at the entrance of Town Center Park.

-- sidewalks and "share the road" signs/marking language on such key streets as Martin Farm Road, Stonecypher Road and Buford Highway.

The complete agenda for Tuesday's council meeting (7 p.m.; public hearing at 6:30 p.m.) is here.

The council Thursday will hold a workshop to concentrate on budget review. That agenda is here.

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