About the Project

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The Satellite Boulevard to Jimmy Carter Boulevard BRT Corridor Study aims to provide an examination of the study area’s future, building on previous planning efforts (see Project History) conducted while also tying together these plans and filling in any gaps that may exist in them. Based on previous plans, this BRT proposed route, also referred to as Route 700, would begin in the south at the Doraville MARTA station with the proposed 15-mile alignment following New Peachtree, Buford Highway, Button Gwinnett Drive, Best Friend Road, Brook Hollow Parkway, and Satellite Boulevard northeast toward the Infinite Energy Center. The alignment then would cross under I-85 via Sugarloaf Parkway to the Sugarloaf Mills Park-and-Ride. A substantial portion of this BRT route is proposed to be bus only lanes, beginning north of Jimmy Carter Boulevard. This study is limited to the 10-mile section of this alignment from Jimmy Carter Boulevard to Sugarloaf Parkway and across to the Sugarloaf Mills Park-and-Ride. The study area is defined as an approximately ¾ mile buffer on each side of the BRT corridor, which expands to a 1-mile buffer around three transit stations/hubs: Multimodal Hub (near Jimmy Carter Boulevard), Gwinnett Transit Center (at Gwinnett Place Mall), and the Infinite Energy Center.

The study will evaluate locations for major BRT stations along the corridor as well as propose recommendations for what the stations and surrounding areas may look like. In addition, the study will provide guidance for changes in zoning or other transit-supportive policies needed to position the corridor for successful BRT implementation. These recommendations will be determined through technical analysis as well as by engaging the community to understand their vision and preferences for how the corridor should develop.

Leveraging this multi-pronged approach and the consortium of partners involved in the study (Gwinnett County, three CIDs, and ARC), the Satellite Boulevard to Jimmy Carter Boulevard BRT Corridor Study is the first-of-its-kind in the Metro Atlanta region.

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Project Schedule

The Satellite Boulevard to Jimmy Carter Boulevard BRT Corridor Study process is an approximately 10-month process.

Building from previous planning efforts and technical analysis, the study will begin with the planning team understanding the current land use and transportation environment within the corridor as well as conducting an economic analysis of the study area.

From these economic and existing condition assessments, the planning team will develop conceptual and implementation plans that provide a direction for BRT services and transit-oriented development to develop in the corridor. Throughout various phases in the study process, the public will have opportunities to provide input that shapes the plan.

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The Satellite Boulevard to Jimmy Carter Boulevard BRT Corridor Study aims to provide an examination of the study area’s future, building on previous planning efforts (see Project History) conducted while also tying together these plans and filling in any gaps that may exist in them. Based on previous plans, this BRT proposed route, also referred to as Route 700, would begin in the south at the Doraville MARTA station with the proposed 15-mile alignment following New Peachtree, Buford Highway, Button Gwinnett Drive, Best Friend Road, Brook Hollow Parkway, and Satellite Boulevard northeast toward the Infinite Energy Center. The alignment then would cross under I-85 via Sugarloaf Parkway to the Sugarloaf Mills Park-and-Ride. A substantial portion of this BRT route is proposed to be bus only lanes, beginning north of Jimmy Carter Boulevard. This study is limited to the 10-mile section of this alignment from Jimmy Carter Boulevard to Sugarloaf Parkway and across to the Sugarloaf Mills Park-and-Ride. The study area is defined as an approximately ¾ mile buffer on each side of the BRT corridor, which expands to a 1-mile buffer around three transit stations/hubs: Multimodal Hub (near Jimmy Carter Boulevard), Gwinnett Transit Center (at Gwinnett Place Mall), and the Infinite Energy Center.

The study will evaluate locations for major BRT stations along the corridor as well as propose recommendations for what the stations and surrounding areas may look like. In addition, the study will provide guidance for changes in zoning or other transit-supportive policies needed to position the corridor for successful BRT implementation. These recommendations will be determined through technical analysis as well as by engaging the community to understand their vision and preferences for how the corridor should develop.

Leveraging this multi-pronged approach and the consortium of partners involved in the study (Gwinnett County, three CIDs, and ARC), the Satellite Boulevard to Jimmy Carter Boulevard BRT Corridor Study is the first-of-its-kind in the Metro Atlanta region.

To enlarge the map below, use the zoom function on your browser, press Ctrl + scroll on your mouse, or click on the image, which will open in a new window.

Project Schedule

The Satellite Boulevard to Jimmy Carter Boulevard BRT Corridor Study process is an approximately 10-month process.

Building from previous planning efforts and technical analysis, the study will begin with the planning team understanding the current land use and transportation environment within the corridor as well as conducting an economic analysis of the study area.

From these economic and existing condition assessments, the planning team will develop conceptual and implementation plans that provide a direction for BRT services and transit-oriented development to develop in the corridor. Throughout various phases in the study process, the public will have opportunities to provide input that shapes the plan.

To enlarge the schedule below, use the zoom function on your browser, press Ctrl + scroll on your mouse, or click on the image, which will open in a new window.