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13 Metro Atlanta communities receive transportation grants
13 Metro Atlanta communities receive transportation grants

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Regional Commission recently awarded $34 million in grants to help 13 Metro Atlanta communities build innovative transportation projects.

Each project includes pedestrian and bicycle improvements to encourage residents to find "greener" ways of getting from place to place, and to make these neighborhoods more livable and supportive of transit.

The money was given through the ARC's Livable Center Initiative, which is funded with federal transportation dollars.

"LCI has helped communities across Metro Atlanta re-tool and redesign over the years, creating more plans that attract residents and businesses alike," said Doug Hooker, executive director of ARC. "This program is a model for others around the country and has helped to create or finalize many of our region's most innovative and livable communities."

Forty-eight communities applied for the grant; the 13 chosen are:

* $1.5 million for the Peachtree Corridor

* $3.6 million for the Hardin/O'Kelly Bike and Pedestrian Facilities

* $2.1 million for Clairemont-Commerce-Church Bike and Pedestrian Improvements

* $2.3 million for New Peachtree Bike and Pedestrian Improvements

Dunwoody/Sandy Springs
* $3.1 million for Lake Hearn Drive, Perimter Summit Parkway, Parkside Place Bike and Pedestrian Facilities

East Point
* $3.9 million for Downtown-MARTA Connectivity Project

* $3.1 million for West Broad Street Bike and Pedestrian Facilities

* $1.3 million for Town Square Connectivity and Pedestrian Safety

* $3.4 million for Juniper Street Bike and Pedestrian Facilities

* $1.6 million for North Broad Street Bike and Pedestrian Improvements

Ponce de Leon Avenue
* $4 million for Pedestrian Facilities and BeltLine Connections

* $3.3 million for Buford Highway Bike and Pedestrian Facilities and intersection improvements

* $960K for Tucker Streetscape

For more information about these and similar projects, visit www.atlantaregional.com.