The Sugarloaf LCI Transit Enhancements and Future Station Planning Study will identify strategic solutions to enhance the current transit rider experience and prepare for future transit in the district.
Project Status & Opportunities to Engage Along the Way
- Project Advisory Group (PAG) Meeting #1: Complete
- Sugarloaf CID Board Presentation #1: Complete
- Survey: Closed
- Intercept Interviews: Complete
- Area and Existing Plan Assessment to Sugarloaf CID: Complete
- PAG Meeting #2: Complete
- Drop-In Hours: Complete
- Open House: Complete
- Transportation and Placemaking Strategies to Sugarloaf CID: April 2022
- CID Board Presentation #2: Complete
- Final Study Complete: TBD
The study will focus on three core areas to achieve this goal:
Gwinnett County Transit and Xpress bus service currently serve the Sugarloaf CID area. This study will identify opportunities to improve the current transit rider experience and promote ridership at bus stop locations and at the Sugarloaf Park & Ride lot. Additionally, Gwinnett County plans for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to serve the district. This study will prepare the CID for this planned service by identifying infrastructure needs and providing transit station area concepts for the Gas South District and Sugarloaf Mills area.
Every trip on transit is inherently multi-modal—meaning every bus rider starts out either walking or biking. Ensuring pedestrians and bicyclists feel safe and comfortable is, therefore, all more important near and connecting to bus stops and transit stations. Improving these conditions will not only serve existing transit riders but to encourage new ones. This effort will study the existing pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and highlight needed improvements to maximize safety and comfort.
Art and placemaking strategies improve the transit rider experience at and connecting to transit stations. These strategies create unique public spaces that deviate from a typical bus stop and promote creativity and comfort. A few examples include creative bus shelters, pocket parks, and public art.
How Do I Get Involved?
Thank you to those who attended our drop-in hours and public meeting! After two days of workshopping, we drafted some potential improvements to the bike and pedestrian network as well as some creative placemaking interventions to enhance existing and planned transit stops. Most participants preferred the bold and contemporary placemaking theme to define the district and to complement the broad theme of ‘The Arts.’ We loved hearing your feedback, and we will incorporate your thoughts into the final recommendations.
Missed all the fun? You can take a look at all of the materials presented at the two-day event. We presented boards that generally explain the project and our work thus far. We also showed some initial concepts for bike and pedestrian improvements as well as creative placemaking ideas. You can find this presentation and the boards under “Presentations and Documents” below.
Reach out to the project team if you’d like to give us additional input. You can find project contacts at the bottom of this page. Make sure you sign up for the Sugarloaf CID newsletter to stay up to date on our progress!
Presentations and Documents:
Below are a few items you may find helpful.
The Impact for the District
With grant support from ARC’s Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) program, the Sugarloaf CID is looking at ways to enhance transit riders’ experience and support expanded transit options in the district through improved bus stops and future station considerations, more walking and biking connections to transit, and opportunities for art and placemaking around existing and planned future transit.
Alyssa Davis, Executive Director, Sugarloaf CID – firstname.lastname@example.org
Regan Hammond, Project Manager, VHB – email@example.com