Smart Pedestrian Planning Project
A partnership with Georgia Tech and partially funded by the Atlanta Regional Commission
Allows Clayton County to envision, explore and plan for a future that includes “Smart Mobility” and “Smart Pedestrian Access”
Develop a decision support system that will:
- Inventory the existing sidewalk infrastructure assets
- Update the sidewalk attributes (presence/absence; crosswalks, curb-cuts, etc.)
- Create a prioritization index of future sidewalk projects
Why is Walking Important?
Walking is important because it…
Supports sustainable growth and is good for the environment.
Walking produces no greenhouse gas emissions. It’s the most sustainable and healthy mode of transportation!
Makes Clayton County’s residents healthier.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends at least 22 minutes a day of moderate aerobic activity. This can be achieved simply by walking to shops, work, or transit.
Makes Clayton County a better place to visit.
Visitors expect quality walking infrastructure to get around the county and experience what it has to offer.
Has social benefits…
Especially to residents who are not able or can no longer afford to drive, and helps people live full, independent lives by providing access to work, shopping, medical appointments, and social activities.
Attracts talent and makes the county more competitive
Millennials, a growing segment of Clayton County’s population, want mobility options like walking, biking, and transit, and are less focused on cars than previous generations.
Why Smart Pedestrian Planning?
Activities So Far…
- Conducted stakeholder engagement sessions with all commissioners and with each city partner
- Hired 28 high school students to perform digital data gathering and QA/QC of information
- Utilizing the ClickClayton app to receive areas of concern through the “Smart Pedestrian/Sidewalk Plan” category
- Planning neighborhood-based volunteer community data gathering teams
- On-going community events revolving around information gathering
Submit an Area of Concern on the ClickClayton App or Click Here
Smart Pedestrian Presentations
For Additional Information:
Administrator of Office of Youth Services
770-477-3242 or 678-229-7705
Assistant Director, Transportation & Development
770-473-5453 or 678-794-1222