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- As the smallest county in the state, all of our population centers should be safely and easily accessed by car, bike, foot, and bus. To do this, we must close gaps in our sidewalk network, expand the range of our bike network, develop enhanced safety measures on our roadways, more quickly repair aging and damaged road surfaces, and target areas of need for enhanced transit access and frequency.
- To bolster our attractiveness to both visitors and residents, our gateway corridors should be well functioning and aesthetically appealing. Nothing says “welcome to Athens” like an attractive entryway, whether you are coming here from Lexington, Commerce, Watkinsville, or Winder. This is low-hanging fruit that we can prioritize, and for which significant grant funds are available.
- We need an enhanced Complete Streets Policy that incorporates analysis of motor vehicle, bike and pedestrian needs into planning, work that can be incorporated into our Bike/Walk Master Plan.