Who we are • Buckhead Community Improvement District • BATMA • Livable Buckhead
Buckhead Community Improvement DistrictWhat is a CID?A community improvement district (CID) isa taxation entity of local government inwhich commercial properties in a definedarea pay an additional 3 mils property taxin order to fund improvements within thedistricts boundaries.These funds are used for planningengineering, and designing transportationsolutions and to leverage federal and statetransportation dollars with CID dollars toimplement those solutions. Working Together for a More Livable Community
Infrastructure MARTA Concourse Bridge • 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 MARTAs Buckhead Station without having to walk to Peachtree Road • Construction commenced in March 2012 and be completed by mid-2013Peachtree Transformation• The Peachtree transformation is themajor enhancement of a stretch ofPeachtree Road in Buckhead into a morelivable, walkable, bikable and drivablepromenade• The transformation will allow Peachtreeto live up to its reputation as Atlanta’s“signature street.” Working Together for a More Livable Community
Community Services Piedmont Road StudyA fast, frequent and FREE way tomake tracks around Buckhead. Pedestrian Circulation Study Working Together for a More Livable Community
I85 / 400 Connector Ramps Working Together for a More Livable Community
BATMAThe Buckhead Area Transportation Management Association (BATMA) works cooperatively with community partners to improve mobility,accessibility and air quality in Buckhead by sponsoring programs andproviding incentives to encourage commuters to take transit, carpool, vanpool, telework, bike and walk to work. Over 80 businesses Over 20 property management firms Over 3,000 commuters
Alternative commute options…• Carpool• Vanpool• Transit• Telework• Alternative Work Schedules• Bike• Walk
Carpool / Vanpool• It only takes two or more commuters riding in a personal vehicle to form a carpool• Carpools are flexible• You don’t have to carpool everyday • An arrangement by which a group of 7 – 15 people commute to work in a van leased by a 3rd party provider • Vanpools have a flat monthly rate depending on the daily round trip mileage • Fare Tiers – 0 – 60 miles – 61 – 90 miles – 91+ miles
Vanpool• 15 passenger vans require a minimum of 10 paying riders• Volunteer Primary Drivers receive a 100% seat subsidy Have a monthly fare of: $75 $90 $100 The price includes gas, insurance and maintenance and is based on 10 paying riders
Vanpool• 7 passenger vans require 7 paying participants• Minivans have a higher monthly rate to keep the same subsidyHave a monthly fare of: $105 $120 $130 The price includes gas, insurance and maintenance and is based on 7 paying riders
Bike / Walk • Bikes are allowed on MARTA and the buc • Discounted Confident City Cycling classes taught by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition• On average, every minute ofwalking can extend your life by1.5 to 2 minutes• Walking an extra 20 minuteseach day will burn off 7 poundsof body fat per year.
The equivalent of:What seems like an 2 Carpoolsendless stream of Is only 88 people 1 Vanpoolcars in this photo … 1 Xpress bus
Incentives First Timers •Cash for Commuters • Carpoolers, Vanpoolers, Walkers, Bikers, Teleworkers and Transit $3/Day Users • Earn $3/day up to $100. Log on batma.org to track commute Occasional Users • Commuter Rewards • Log your commute on batma.org and get put in drawing to win $25$25/Month Drawing Visa Gift Card • The more you log, the more you win. 1/10 chance to win •Carpool Extreme Users • Carpoolers automatically receive $20, 40, and $60 gas cards • Log at least 30 trips (15 round trips) on batma.org$20, $40, $60/Month Vanpool Subsidies • Vanpool Subsidy $75, $90, $100 • Covers half of expenses. Full cost can be $200 or more • Includes van and maintenance costs Flat Fare/Month • 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 • Provided by the division of the Atlanta Regional Commission Federal funding for the GRH program is provided through the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).
Livable Buckhead, Inc.Mission:Livable Buckhead, Inc. strives to ensure thelong term vitality and prosperity of the Buckheadcommunity by working cooperatively withindividuals, public entities and private businessesto integrate into everyday life and businesssustainable strategies that improve theenvironment and quality of life in the community. Programmatic Overview: • Sustainability • Greenspace • Resource Conservation • Public Health and Safety • Social and Cultural Vibrancy • Housing • Access + Mobility • Innovation Making Buckhead… so very livable
GreenspaceBuckhead Greenspace Action Plan:• Buckhead is the lowest “parked” district in the entire city• City Councilman Howard Shook spearheaded the initiative for change• Working cooperatively with BCID, PATH Foundation and BATMA Making Buckhead… so very livable
RecyclingBuckhead Eco Collection: • An event that is open to Buckhead businesses and residents, on March 24th. • Safely disposed of electronics, unused paint, expired medicines and other items that could not safely be placed in the regular trash pick up. • More details at www.livablebuckhead.orgCommunity-wide Recycling Initiative:• Designing a full circle community-wide waste management initiative thatincorporates the philosophy of “reduce, reuse, and recycle”• Establishing uniform recycling criteria throughout the Buckhead community• Leveraging the communities collective buying power to procure for recycling andwaste hauling services on a community-wide “opt-in” basis• Developing the recycling program and supporting promotional materials toensure community education ensuring the highest diversion rate possible Making Buckhead… so very livable