TSW worked with Croy Engineering to develop a multi-modal street design for the North Fulton Community Improvement District, known as the Northwinds Parkway Extension. The design focuses on creating a safe and efficient street for all users, including cars, bicycles, and pedestrians.
The Northwinds Parkway Extension includes four, 11-foot travel lanes and a 20-foot median. This allows for smooth traffic flow and reduces congestion. To accommodate bicyclists, the design includes bicycle lanes on both sides of the street. The parkway extention also includes a 6-foot sidewalk with a large green verge to create a tree-lined street. This provides a safe and pleasant environment for pedestrians, and will encourage more people to walk and bike.
Additionally, the Northwinds Parkway Extension features a 12-foot multi-use trail. This trail is designed to accommodate all levels of bicycle users, from casual riders to experienced cyclists. This is an important aspect of the project, as it helps to make the area more bike-friendly and encourages more people to use active transportation.
The median of the is landscaped with large sweeping swaths of native grasses and shrubs. This provides visual interest and helps to create a sense of place. The landscaping also serves as a natural barrier between the opposing lanes of traffic, which can help to reduce the risk of accidents.
In conclusion, TSW worked with Croy Engineering to develop the Northwinds Parkway Extension, a multi-modal street design for the North Fulton Community Improvement District. The design includes four, 11-foot travel lanes, a 20-foot median, bicycle lanes, a 6-foot sidewalk, a 12-foot multi-use trail, and landscaping. The Northwinds Parkway Extension is a great example of how street design can help to create a safe and efficient street for all users, while also adding visual interest and creating a sense of place.