As a key east-west corridor connecting Georgia Tech, the Midtown Improvement District, and the Midtown Garden District, 5th Street is one of the most popular multi-modal streets in Atlanta. Despite its many users, the existing street and sidewalk conditions on this major connector vary in quality and character, affecting user safety and experience. Current and anticipated future development along the corridor is expected to increase the activity of all user groups, necessitating vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle improvements consistent with streetscape environments currently found throughout much of the Midtown Improvement District.
Midtown Alliance with the City of Atlanta’s TSPLOST Program is beginning the Design & Engineering phase of the 5th Street Complete Street project and hired a consultant team; TSW, Alta Planning + Design, & Croy Engineering, to complete the study.
We will be engaging with Georgia Tech community and the public in conjunction with Midtown Alliance’s annual Walk Challenge at a pop-up event to gather community input and suggestions for 5th Street and how it can be improved for all users.