Author Topic: Pedestrian Bridge at Moreland and Glenwood  (Read 569 times)

Offline Eurotrash

  • Human
  • Posts: 544
  • Last Login:
    Yesterday at 07:58 pm
Pedestrian Bridge at Moreland and Glenwood
« on: January 13, 2017, 05:05 am »
Here's a thought. 

A pedestrian bridge that would link EAV and OP/NOP and facilitate easier access to the closest point on tbe Beltline to EAV?  Added foot traffic to whatever may come to the Masonic Temple may be incentive for  the developer to help fund?

Freedom park is getting a fancy one.  I think something more space efficient would work.
http://atlanta.curbed.com/2017/1/12/14255948/atlantas-freedom-park-bridge-concept-emerges

Offline georgian

  • Human
  • Posts: 2195
  • Sure, trust the govt...just ask a Native American!
  • Last Login:
    Yesterday at 09:38 pm
Re: Pedestrian Bridge at Moreland and Glenwood
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2017, 07:36 am »
I would think this would be a hard sell in light of the Bill Kennedy project that is also addressing pedestrian traffic. The plan is to tie-in the non-vehicle traffic from the existing Beltline through the Beltline extension, across I-20 at Bill Kennedy and up Glenwood through the Moreland-Glenwood realignment into EAV.

Offline Eurotrash

  • Human
  • Posts: 544
  • Last Login:
    Yesterday at 07:58 pm
Re: Pedestrian Bridge at Moreland and Glenwood
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2017, 07:55 am »
I would think this would be a hard sell in light of the Bill Kennedy project that is also addressing pedestrian traffic. The plan is to tie-in the non-vehicle traffic from the existing Beltline through the Beltline extension, across I-20 at Bill Kennedy and up Glenwood through the Moreland-Glenwood realignment into EAV.
What's in store for pedestrians at this intersection?  Just crosswalks I imagine.

Offline georgian

  • Human
  • Posts: 2195
  • Sure, trust the govt...just ask a Native American!
  • Last Login:
    Yesterday at 09:38 pm
Re: Pedestrian Bridge at Moreland and Glenwood
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2017, 08:02 am »
I was stopped at Bill Kennedy and Memorial yesterday and noticed a big banner attached to the fence of the closed Leggett-Platt plant. The developer shows a pretty ambitious development there including a theater. I am sure they will have some influence pertaining to traffic/pedestrian control there.

Offline J. Grouchy

  • EAV Insiders
  • Human
  • Posts: 14301
  • Last Login:
    Yesterday at 03:29 pm
Re: Pedestrian Bridge at Moreland and Glenwood
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2017, 09:14 am »
I was stopped at Bill Kennedy and Memorial yesterday and noticed a big banner attached to the fence of the closed Leggett-Platt plant. The developer shows a pretty ambitious development there including a theater. I am sure they will have some influence pertaining to traffic/pedestrian control there.

Fuqua.


Offline J. Grouchy

  • EAV Insiders
  • Human
  • Posts: 14301
  • Last Login:
    Yesterday at 03:29 pm
Re: Pedestrian Bridge at Moreland and Glenwood
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2017, 09:17 am »
Here's a thought. 

A pedestrian bridge that would link EAV and OP/NOP and facilitate easier access to the closest point on tbe Beltline to EAV?  Added foot traffic to whatever may come to the Masonic Temple may be incentive for  the developer to help fund?

Freedom park is getting a fancy one.  I think something more space efficient would work.
http://atlanta.curbed.com/2017/1/12/14255948/atlantas-freedom-park-bridge-concept-emerges

I'm pretty sure the plan (when the hell are they gonna build it, by the way?) for the Moreland/Glenwood intersection is to have bike lanes on Glenwood and better signalling.  Last thing they should be doing is just putting up a bridge at every major pedestrian crossing.

Offline hotlegshooligan

  • aka Sara
  • EAV Insiders
  • Human
  • Posts: 2478
  • Let the good times roll...
    • Recruiting New Rollergirls!!
  • Last Login:
    Yesterday at 05:14 pm
Re: Pedestrian Bridge at Moreland and Glenwood
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2017, 08:28 pm »
they've talked about this intersection at several of the Beltline meetings that I went to.

Design process for Southeast Trail should be completed within the next two years. I think they may still need to acquire some land before they can start moving dirt.


I know that back in May (2016) they had a special meeting about this exit
http://seatlbeltline.org/events/
because it resulted in this post
http://beltline.org/2016/05/13/bill-kennedy-way-design/


and I think they had another meeting about this trail section in November
http://beltline.org/event/southeast-southwest-study-group-southside-trail-design/

and this link seems to be broken, but
http://theporchpress.com/2016/02/southeast-beltline-committee-works-to-improve-exit-safety/



There's also a special website for the SE portion of the Beltline.   I think they hold monthly or semi monthly meetings.
They have a newsletter you can subscribe... or search TIDWELL on Nextdoor, he posts fairly often.

*Brandon Tidwell, lives in Ormewood since 2002, house is 2 blocks from the Beltline. He is on the SE Atlanta Beltline subcommittee of NPU-W, also on the Tax Allocation District committee. He specifically wants to engage more communication with the neighborhoods, maybe having a point person in each area who posts updates on social media, attends neighborhood meetings, etc.  his email is btidwell.seatlanta@gmail.com
« Last Edit: January 14, 2017, 08:34 pm by hotlegshooligan »