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Traffic Study For Glenwood Park

Land Use and Zoning
This is the Executive Summary and Fact Summary sheet from the traffic study prepared by URS Corporation for Green Street Properties, developers of the Glenwood Park residential/commercial neighborhood at Glenwood Avenue and the Glenwood Memorial Connector.

Executive Summary

Proposed Development

Glenwood Park is a traditional neighborhood development consisting of office space, neighborhood oriented services and retail, restaurants, a mix of single-family homes, townhomes, and apartments, and an elementary school. The development is proposed on the northeast corner of Glenwood Memorial Connector at Glenwood Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. The development will access Glenwood Memorial Connector, Glenwood Avenue, and Stovall Street via several internal streets that will be dedicated as City streets.

Bike lanes are proposed on Glenwood Memorial Connector along the site frontage that will be an extension of the existing bike lanes on Glenwood Avenue. Pedestrian treatments and facilities will also be included to encourage the use of non-vehicular trips to the site. Internal streets will be bike and pedestrian-friendly to facilitate access between the complementary uses in Glenwood Park.

The traffic impacts of this project on adjacent roadway operations in the immediate vicinity were studied and are summarized as follows.

Existing Conditions

  • An evaluation of existing traffic operations in the study area indicates that there is a surplus of capacity at the critical intersections near the site in the peak hours. Observations support these analyses.

Future Conditions

  • Traffic conditions were re-evaluated with the volumes that are projected to exist in 2006, which is the expected completion date of Glenwood Park. The future volumes consist of approximately 8% background growth plus traffic that will be generated by Glenwood Park.

  • Seven intersections along Glenwood Memorial Connector, Glenwood Avenue, Moreland Avenue, and Memorial Drive were included in the study area. In addition, the traffic impact of Glenwood Park on critical intersections within adjacent neighborhoods was studied. The evaluation found that there is adequate capacity at each intersection to accommodate future traffic volumes without significant increases in delay.
  • It is recommended that the northernmost street entrance to Glenwood Park be signalized so that pedestrian control can be installed. This is expected to be a high pedestrian area due to the retail and on-street parking that is on both sides of Glenwood Memorial Connector.

  • In order to accommodate the pronounced peaking that will occur during the elementary school drop-offs, a southbound left turn lane that can store three vehicles (75 feet) is recommended on Glenwood Memorial Connector at the northern street entrance.

  • The southern street entrance on Glenwood Memorial Connector is too close to Glenwood Avenue to install any control on Glenwood Memorial Connector. However, this intersection may also be a high pedestrian area and should include street narrowing features to minimize pedestrian crossing distances and reduce vehicle speeds.

  • Access along Glenwood Avenue will operate acceptably as side-street stop-controlled. Attention should be given to a potential sight distance limitation when placing the eastern street entrance. If it is not possible to design the street in such a way to allow safe egress from the site, an all-way stop may be considered at the easternmost entrance.

  • Traffic volume along Stoval Street will increase with the Glenwood Park development and it is, therefore, recommended that the street entrance intersection with Stovall Street be all-way stop controlled.

Fact Sheet Summary of Glenwood Park Traffic Study

Due to the mixed-use nature of this project, there will be significant "Mixed-Use" and "Pass-by reductions" because people using Glenwood Park will be able to combine multiple visits to offices, residences, recreation, and shopping. And, Glenwood Park will capture residents "passing-by" the site as well, thus reducing the generation of new trips to the site by 36%.

1) Overall Peak Volume went down from 1170 under Novare to 777 under ours due to improved spread of traffic flow over 24 hour period.

2) Levels of Service are unchanged at:
a) Glenwood Connector at Westbound I-20 ramp - Northbound Left Turn (A)
b) Glenwood Ave. at Stovall - Eastbound Left Turn (A)
c) Stovall Street at Faith Ave. Southbound Left Turn (A)
d) Waldo Street at Hansell Street - all ways (A)
d) Glenwood Connector at Memorial Dr. (C)

3) Levels of Service Improved at:
a) Glenwood Ave. at Stovall - Southbound PM (C to B)

4) Levels of Service Decline by one degree:
a) *Glenwood Connector at Eastbound I-20 ramp, PM peak only (B to C)
b) *Glenwood Connector at Glenwood Ave, PM peak only (B to C)
c) Glenwood Ave. at Stovall St.- Eastbound Left Turn ( B to C)
d) *Glenwood Ave. at Moreland Ave., PM peak only (B to C)
e) Moreland Ave. at Faith Ave., AM peak only (B to C)

LOS for unsignalized intersections
A < 10
B > 10 and < 15
C > 15 and < 25
D > 25 and < 35
E > 35 and < 50
F > 50

* LOS for signalized intersections
A < 10
B > 10 and < 20
C > 20 and < 35
D > 35 and < 55
E > 55 and < 80
F > 80

5) Signal called for at Entrance One (first intersection south of I-20 on the Connector).

6) Four-way stop called for on Stovall at new street into Glenwood Park.

7) Four-way stop may be possible at Glenwood Green and Glenwood Avenue.