Douglas County Comprehensive Transportation Plan

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2020 Project Overview

Douglas County is developing an update to the Douglas County Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP), which was initially adopted in 2009. The CTP update effort is in collaboration with the municipalities of Austell, Douglasville, and Villa Rica and is in coordination with state and regional partner agencies including the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority, Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, and State Road and Toll Authority.

This plan will assess Douglas County’s existing and future multi-modal transportation needs including roadways, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, transit services, and freight considerations. The planning effort will produce a 30-year vision for multi-modal transportation investments that includes a prioritized list of transportation improvements, a 5-year action plan, and recommendations that improve mobility, safety, connectivity, and quality-of-life for Douglas County residents.

For more information about the 2020 Douglas County Comprehensive Transportation Plan, visit www.DouglasCountyCTP.com.


Douglas County Comprehensive Transportation Plan, 2009

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners initiated the development of its first ever 25-year Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) in collaboration with the cities of Austell, Douglasville, and Villa Rica to tackle transportation issues on a county-wide basis. This unprecedented plan will serve as a blueprint for transportation investments for the county and cities for the next 25 years. The first ever CTP document supports transportation decision making and transportation policy. The CTP intended use is to provide guidance and framework for development of the County’s subsequent updates of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The Douglas County CTP was adopted by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners on November 3, 2009.

 

Purpose

The purpose of the CTP is to evaluate current and future demands for transportation in light of current and predicted residential and business growth over the next 25 years. The CTP process analyzed:

  • Alternative transportation opportunities (bike, pedestrian, transit, etc.)
  • Complete access to transportation
  • Congestion issues
  • Current and future land use planning
  • Effects on the environment and air quality
  • Existing road system maintenance
  • New construction needs