The City is studying the potential to create a continuous walking and biking loop through Suwanee that builds on our existing trail facilities. The draft proposed route was developed based on technical analysis and input from the project steering committee and community members at pop-up input booths. The exact alignment is still being finalized and the City would like your input to help refine the concept.
Read about each of the potential projects below, then answer the survey questions and add comments about ideas for specific locations on the community input map. Answer all of the surveys or click the buttons below to jump to the ones you would like to share input about. The surveys and community input map will be open through June 6th.
About the Draft Loop Route
The draft proposed loop route includes a combination of:
Suwanee’s existing trail system would form the backbone of the continuous loop system. The loop would include portions of Brushy Creek Greenway, Town Center Park paths, Suwanee Creek Greenway, McGinnis Ferry Road path, and Scales Road Trail.
New Loop Segments
New segments would “fill in the gaps” of the loop. Where feasible, these would be shared use paths for pedestrians and cyclists that are separate from vehicular traffic.
These new connections will help people walk and bike from their neighborhoods to the main loop route. In most cases, these would be shared use paths next to streets.
Grade Separated Crossing
A potential bridge or tunnel across Peachtree Industrial Boulevard is being studied for feasibility to give people a place to cross this major road and access the trail system without interacting with vehicular traffic. An exact location has yet to be determined.
Review the draft loop route map and regional trail context map below:
Loop Route Survey
After reviewing the information and maps about the proposed loop route above, please answer the following questions to share your feedback.
Share your ideas about specific locations along the route on the community input map. You can drop a pin on the map to add comments about ideas for trail features and amenities, destinations along the route, and safety improvements you’d like to see using the link below.
Martin Farm Road Sidewalk Feasibility Study Survey
In addition to the primary loop route, the City is studying the feasibility of filling in the missing sidewalk gaps on the north side of Martin Farm Rd between King St and the Suwanee Creek Greenway. This would be a 5-foot sidewalk with curb and gutter, with a 5-foot landscaped buffer where possible. Some places where sidewalks are missing have some challenges that will require tree removal, grading, retaining walls, and property easements to add the sidewalk, which will change the character of the road. Review the graphics below, which illustrate the anticipated impacts to adjacent properties, then answer the survey questions.
White Street Sidewalk Feasibility Study Survey
White Street is also being studied for a sidewalk between Russell Street and White Street Park. Both sidewalk and shared use path alternatives are being considered at this time, as well as an option to repurpose part of the street as a striped pedestrian lane. Review the graphics below, which illustrate the alternatives and the anticipated impacts to adjacent properties, then answer the survey questions.
Westbrook Road Sidewalk Feasibility Study Survey
A potential sidewalk on Westbrook Road is also being studied for feasibility. It would go from Smithtown Road to the planned Ivy Creek Greenway, a Gwinnett County project. A sidewalk on either the north side or the south side is being considered. In both cases, it would be a 5-foot sidewalk with a landscape buffer (width varies) and curb and gutter. Grading, drainage, and tree removal may be required. The only existing sidewalk along this segment today is on the bridge over Ivy Creek, which is on the south side of the street. Review the graphics below, which illustrate the alternatives and answer the survey questions.
Thank you for your input! Please share this survey with your neighbors to help us get more perspectives on this project.