2011 General Presentation


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2011 General Presentation

  1. 1.
  2. 2. Who we are<br />Buckhead Community Improvement District<br />BATMA<br />Livable Buckhead, Inc.<br />
  3. 3. Buckhead Community Improvement District<br />What is a CID?<br />A community improvement district (CID) is a taxation entity of local government in which commercial properties in a defined area pay an additional 3 mils property tax in order to fund improvements within the district's boundaries.<br />These funds are used for planning engineering, and designing transportation solutions and to leverage federal and state transportation dollars with CID dollars to implement those solutions.<br />Working Together for a<br />More Livable Community<br />
  4. 4. Infrastructure<br />MARTA Concourse Bridge<br /><ul><li> Pedestrians from the Tower Place Drive and Stratford Road sides of GA 400 will have direct access to both sides of GA 400 and to MARTA's Buckhead Station without having to walk to Peachtree Road
  5. 5. Construction will commence mid-2011 and be completed by mid-2013</li></ul>Peachtree Transformation<br /><ul><li> The Peachtree transformation is the major enhancement of a stretch of Peachtree Road in Buckhead into a more livable, walkable, bikable and drivable promenade
  6. 6. The transformation will allow Peachtree to live up to its reputation as Atlanta’s “signature street.”</li></ul>Working Together for a<br />More Livable Community<br />
  7. 7. Community Services<br />PIEDMONT ROAD @ TOWER PLACE DRIVE (NORTHBOUND)<br />A fast, frequent and FREE way to make tracks around Buckhead.<br />PIEDMONT ROAD @ LINDBERGH DRIVE (SOUTHBOUND)<br />Working Together for a<br />More Livable Community<br />
  8. 8. I85 / 400 Connector Ramps<br />Working Together for a<br />More Livable Community<br />
  9. 9. I85 Express Lanes<br />Working Together for a<br />More Livable Community<br />
  10. 10. BATMA<br />The Buckhead Area Transportation Management Association (BATMA) works cooperatively with community partners to improve mobility, accessibility and air quality in Buckhead by sponsoring programs and providing incentives to encourage commuters to take transit, carpool, vanpool, telework, bike and walk to work. <br /><ul><li>Over 60 businesses
  11. 11. Over 20 property management firms
  12. 12. Over 3,000 commuters</li></li></ul><li>*Commute Calculator<br />
  13. 13. Hidden Costs of Commuting<br />
  14. 14. Alternative commute options…<br />Carpool<br />Vanpool<br />Transit<br />Telework<br />Alternative Work Schedules<br />Bike<br />Walk<br />
  15. 15. Carpool / Vanpool<br />It only takes two or more commuters riding in a personal vehicle to form a carpool<br />Carpools are flexible<br />You don’t have to carpool everyday<br /><ul><li>An arrangement by which a group of 7 – 15 people commute to work in a van leased by a 3rd party provider
  16. 16. Have a flat fare of: </li></ul>$75 $90 $100<br />The price includes gas, insurance and maintenance<br />
  17. 17. Transit<br />
  18. 18. Alternative Work Schedule<br />Flex Time<br /><ul><li> Allows employees to set their own start and finish times for work
  19. 19. Allows you to avoid peak commute times and organize your time around personal needs</li></ul>Compressed Work Week<br /><ul><li> Allows you to shorten your work week by one or more days while working your “regular” number of hours</li></ul>Telework<br /><ul><li>Teleworking replaces travel to and from work with working at home or another location on a full or part time basis
  20. 20. Many employees telework only once or twice per week
  21. 21. Teleworking is the only commute option that completely eliminates air pollution and significantly reduces traffic congestion
  22. 22. Essential for emergency business continuity plans</li></li></ul><li>Bike / Walk<br /><ul><li> Bikes are allowed on MARTA and the buc
  23. 23. Discounted Confident City Cycling classes taught by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition
  24. 24. On average, every minute of walking can extend your life by 1.5 to 2 minutes
  25. 25. Walking an extra 20 minutes each day will burn off 7 pounds of body fat per year.</li></li></ul><li>Incentives<br /><ul><li> Guaranteed Ride Home provides commuters who carpool, vanpool, bike or use transit with a reliable ride home if an unexpected event occurs up to 5 trips home or to their car each year
  26. 26. Provided by the division of the Atlanta Regional Commission</li></ul>  <br />Federal funding for the GRH program is provided through the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).<br />
  27. 27. Employer Services<br />Transportation Plans<br />Provide you with planning materials for employees<br />Conduct onsite events; lunch and learns, lunch room displays, etc<br />Free Telework Consulting<br /><ul><li>Help starting or expanding a telework program with free consulting from a nationally recognized consultant with over 25 years experience</li></ul>Free Commuter Choice Consulting<br /><ul><li> Federal Tax Code allows employers to provide tax-free transit and vanpool benefits for their employees up to $230 a month
  28. 28. Tax incentive programs can have a positive impact on your payroll tax liability
  29. 29. An organization of any size is eligible</li></li></ul><li>Livable Buckhead, Inc.<br />Mission: <br />Livable Buckhead, Inc. strives to ensure the long term vitality and prosperity of the Buckhead community by working cooperatively with individuals, public entities and private businesses to integrate into everyday life and business sustainable strategies that improve the environment and  quality of life in the community.<br />Programmatic Overview:<br /><ul><li> Sustainability
  30. 30. Resource Conservation
  31. 31. Social and Cultural Vibrancy
  32. 32. Access + Mobility
  33. 33. Greenspace
  34. 34. Public Health and Safety
  35. 35. Housing
  36. 36. Innovation</li></ul>Making Buckhead…<br />so very livable<br />
  37. 37. Greenspace<br />Buckhead Greenspace Action Plan:<br /><ul><li> Buckhead is the lowest “parked” district in the entire city
  38. 38. City Councilman Howard Shook spearheaded the initiative for change
  39. 39. Working cooperatively with BCID, Buckhead Coalition, and BATMA </li></ul>Making Buckhead…<br />so very livable<br />
  40. 40. Recycling<br />Buckhead Eco Collection:<br /><ul><li>A two day event that was open to Buckhead businesses and residents
  41. 41. Safely disposed of electronics, unused paint, expired medicines and other items that could not safely be placed in the regular trash pick up
  42. 42. Collected over 20,000 lbs of paint
  43. 43. Collected over 25,000 lbs of electronics</li></ul>Community-wide Recycling Initiative:<br /><ul><li>Designing a full circle community-wide waste management initiative that incorporates the philosophy of “reduce, reuse, and recycle”
  44. 44. Establishing uniform recycling criteria throughout the Buckhead community
  45. 45. Leveraging the communities collective buying power to procure for recycling and waste hauling services on a community-wide “opt-in” basis
  46. 46. Developing the recycling program and supporting promotional materials to ensure community education ensuring the highest diversion rate possible </li></ul>Making Buckhead…<br />so very livable<br />
  47. 47. Resources<br /><ul><li>www.batma.orgBATMA
  48. 48. www.facebook.com/buckheadtma
  49. 49. www.bucride.com“the buc”
  50. 50. www.livablebuckhead.org Livable Buckhead
  51. 51. www.buckheadcid.com Buckhead CID
  52. 52. www.myridesmart.comRidematch
  53. 53. www.itsmarta.comMARTA
  54. 54. www.gctransit.comGwinnet Co. Transit
  55. 55. www.xpressga.comXpress Bus
  56. 56. www.cobbdot.org/cct.htmCobb Co. Transit
  57. 57. tony@livablebuckhead.orgTony Peters
  58. 58. scott@batma.orgScott Cantrell</li>