Gwinnett County participates in a variety of sustainability-related initiatives to promote efficiency, reduce impact on our environment, and preserve precious natural resources for the generations to come. Here are just a few!
Bicycle Friendly Community
Gwinnett County continues to develop bicycle and pedestrian focused strategies, policies, and initiatives to promote and improve bicycling and walking as alternative transportation methods. Bike and pedestrian planning are included in the County’s 2040 Unified Plan, and the County is further investigating the role of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure to support increasingly urbanized environments and support quality of life initiatives.
This effort includes incorporating network-wide recommendations from the County’s Trails Master Plan and the recently adopted Comprehensive Transportation Plan (Destination 2040), focusing on developing pedestrian friendly and walkable environments in designated areas.
Destination 2040, the County’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP), was adopted by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on December 19, 2017, and includes bicycle and pedestrian focused strategies. This effort included an analysis to determine areas most suitable for bicycle infrastructure investments. As a result of this study, a tiered Bike Priority Network map was developed and is included in the Destination 2040 Recommendations report.
In addition to the priority network created as a part of the CTP, Gwinnett County recently completed a Countywide Trails Master Plan. The master plan was adopted by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on April 17, 2018, and proposes a network of County trails connecting with city trails and community improvement districts to create a seamless, interconnected web of bike and pedestrian pathways for recreation and commuting.
Complete StreetsThe Gwinnett County Department of Transportation considers bicycle, pedestrian, transit users, automobiles, and trucks during design, construction, and maintenance of transportation projects. The Complete Streets approach emphasizes safety, mobility, and accessibility for all modes of travel and individuals of all ages and abilities. The Complete Streets Policy was adopted by the Board of Commissioners on September 4, 2018.