Strategy and Planning

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 ATLDOT - Strategy and Planning

What is Atlanta's Transportation Plan?

The City of Atlanta has updated the Connect Atlanta Plan, its first comprehensive transportation plan adopted in 2008. The result is Atlanta's Transportation Plan, which will support the long-term vision of the  effort and provide policy and project recommendations to create the transportation system Atlanta needs for its vibrant future. Atlanta's Transportation Plan is the blueprint for achieving this transportation future: a future in which everyone will enjoy better access without having to rely so heavily on automobiles; where every member of our communities will travel without risk of serious injury or death; and where transportation options are affordable and available to all residents and visitors.

What are the Key Principles of Atlanta’s Transportation Plan?


Atlanta’s roadways are near capacity with little room to grow. To maintain future access, we must maximize the use of our existing infrastructure and shift travel away from driving alone. We’ll accomplish this by increasing high-capacity transit options, building high-quality pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and concentrating density and development in the most suitable areas.


Too many vulnerable users- pedestrians, cyclists, and elderly, young, disabled, and low-income citizens are injured on Atlanta’s roadways. We must focus on improvements on the “High Injury Network”, the 6% of the City’s roadways where 42% of injuries and 72% of fatalities occur.

Equity and Affordability:

Driving is the most expensive form of transportation. We must expand transportation options throughout the City, especially for low-income households, to build an equitable system for all users.

Documents & Links

Thế giới cáAtlanta’s Transportation Plan and all accompanying documents are posted below.

Report Documents


The City of Atlanta Tactical Urbanism Guide is Now here!

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What is Tactical Urbanism? Tactical urbanism is a low-cost, short-term approach designed to change the overall use and feel of streets and public spaces. These small-scale projects are often used to advance longer-term goals related to street safety and the design of public spaces. Tactical urbanism is temporary in nature, using tactical materials while demonstrating the potential of long-term change. This guide and process has been created to allow communities to lead, fund and implement design changes on their neighborhood streets through project review and approval with the city.

Getting Started – If your community is interested in implementing tactical urbanism, first, review the Tactical Urbanism Guide  below, to get a good idea of allowable project types and where they can be implemented, as well as process requirements. After you have reviewed the guide, meet with your community to identify potential projects and funding mechanisms. Once projects and funding has been identified by your community, you will need to create a site plan.  Please be sure that your designs conform with the design criteria provided in the guide. Once you have your community-approved site plans and all other supporting documentation as stated in the guide, you are ready to submit your application! If you should have any questions about the process or design ideas, you may send an email to .

Equity Areas – If your community falls within our Vision Zero Equity Areas, the city may be able to provide limited technical/design assistance and possibly loan certain materials (i.e. barricades) to the project. See guide below to see if your community is within one of the priority VZ Equity Areas.


Tactical Urbanism Guide


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