The Gist: A fresh path emerges on Winters Chapel Road, marking Dunwoody’s bold step towards improved pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure.
What Happened?: Monday, August 28, at 10 a.m., Dunwoody unveils its newest infrastructure milestone: the first phase of the pedestrian and bike pathway on Winters Chapel Road. Stretching from Dunwoody Club Drive to Charmant Place, it’s more than just a trail; it’s a bridge connecting the city’s east and west ends.
By The Numbers:
- 12-foot: The expansive width of the concrete pathway.
- $1.6 million: Investment in Phase 1, chiefly sourced from the city’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.
- 2: Total number of phases planned for the Winters Chapel trail project.
Why It Matters: This isn’t just a pathway; it’s a reflection of Dunwoody’s commitment to safety, environment, and connectivity. With added features like streetlights, landscaping, and a dedicated crosswalk at Congregation Beth Shalom, the pathway enhances urban mobility. The realignment of Dunwoody Club Drive and drainage improvements further attest to the city’s holistic approach to development.
The journey doesn’t end here. Phase 2, which promises to connect Charmant Place south to Peeler Road, has already bagged federal grant funding, setting the stage for even more urban enhancements.
SPLOST Explained: SPLOST, or Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, is a funding mechanism used by local governments to finance specific projects or initiatives, such as infrastructure improvements, through a temporary increase in sales tax within the jurisdiction.