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Box 18, Folder 18, Document 9

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  • Text: MINUTES OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING A regular meeting of the Traffic and Transportation Commission of the City of Atlanta was held in Committee Room No. 1 of the City Hall on Monday, March 27, 1967, at 2:00 pom. The following members were present: Mr, Jack E. Crowder, Vice Chairman Mr. Robert F. Adamson Mr. Peter J. Stelling Mr. John Re Wilson, Jr. Absent: Mr. George Goodwin, Chairman Mr. Grady A. Lee Mr. Charles C. Mathias Also present were City Traffic Engineer Karl A. Bevinss; Mr. P. Andrew Springer, Safety Engineer, The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council; Mr. John Gerson, Atlanta Transit System, Inc.; Superintendent J. L. Moseley and Sergeant Michael Edwards, Atlanta Police Department. The meeting was called to order by the Vice Chairman and the following business considered. was Ie Il. HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC. None. PERMITS FOR OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES. Ao 50 HOUSTON STREET, N.E~ AAA Parking, Ince; Mr. Ralph R. Carroll. An offestreet parking lot with a total of 66 parking spaces; attendant parking; 8 inbound and 6 outbound reservoir spaces; one entrance and one exit on Houston Street and one entrance and one exit on Ivy Street. Mr. Carroll presented the plan for the proposed parking lot. Mr. Bevins pointed out that the outer edge of the lot was level with the adjacent streets. He asked how Mr. Carroll intended to keep motorists from entering the streets from points other than the designated drive- ways. Mr. Carroli assured Mr. Bevins that some means of control would be used and that it would probably be a chain. The City Traffic Engineer recommended approval with the provision that all excessive driveway space be physically closed, either with a suitable chain or fence or by raising the curb, and with the restriction of NO LEFT TURNS into the entrance or out of the exit on Houston Street. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, it was moved and seconded that this recommendation be APPROVED. All were in favor. Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; March 27, 19673 page 2 Bo 147 AND 153 WHITEHALL STREET, S.W. AAA Parking, Ince; Mr. Ralph Ro Carroll. An offestreet parking lot with a total of 34 parking spaces; self-parking; 4 inbound and 4 outbound reservoir spaces; one entrance and one exit on Whitehall Street. Mr. Carroll presented the plan for the proposed parking lot. The Gity Traffic Engineer recommended approval with the restriction of NO LEFT TURNS into the entrance or sut of the exit on Whitehall Street. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, it was moved and seconded that this recommendation be APPROVED. All were in favor. 353 MARKHAM STREET, S.W. Pennington Parking; Emily A. Pennington, 761 Scott Circles, Decatur, Georgia. An offestreet parking lot with a. total of 100 parking spaces; selfeparking; 15 inbound and 15 outbound reservoir spaces; three entrances and three exits on Markham Street. In the absence of the applicant, the City Traffic Engineer presented the plan for the proposed parking lot and recommended approval. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, it was moved and seconded that this recommendation be APPROVED. All were in favor. OLD WEST HUNTER STREET & MANGUM STREET, N.W. (PARTIALLY UNDER THE HUNTER STREET VIADUCT.) H. D. Roberts and D. S. Thurmond. (H. D. Roberts, Route 1, Box 418, Mableton, Georgia; D. S$. Thurmond, Route 5, Box 279-A, Austell, Georgia.) An offestreet parking lot with a total of 45 parking spaces; attendant parking; 3 inbound reservoir spaces; one entrance and one exit on Old West Hunter Street. In the absence of the applicants, the City Traffic Engineer presented the plan for the proposed parking lot and recommended approval. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, it was moved and seconded that this recommendation be APPROVED. All were in favor. 304-312 SPRING STREET, NeW. Bill Todd, Ine.3 Mr. Robert W. Todd, 35 Gilmer Street, S.E. An offestreet parking lot with a total of 69 parking spaces; attendant parking; 4 inbound and 4 cutbound reservoir Spaces; two entrances and two exite on Spring Street. In the absence of Mr. Todd, the City Traffic Engineer presented the plan for the proposed parking lot. Mr. Bevins pointed out that Mr. Todd needed to reorganize the driveway arrangements so that they would better relate to the aisles. Giving background information, Mr. Bevins said that the parking lot had been in operation for some time without a permit and that the City Clerk had notified Mr. Todd that a permit would be required if the parking lot were to continue in operation. Mr. Bevins mentioned that, on several occasions, it had been observed that vehicles were parked on the sidewalk area adjacent to the parking lot and that a chain or fence would remedy this situation. After discussion, the City Traffic Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; March 27, 1967; page 3 Til. IVe Engineer recommended approval with the provision that all excessive driveway space be physically closed, either with a suitable chain, or fence, or by raising the curb, and with the restriction of NO LEFT TURNS into the two entrances or out of the two exits on Spring Street. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, it was moved and seconded that this recommenda- tion be APPROVED. All were in favor. REPORT OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS; Superintendent J. L. Moseley. Superintendent Moseley reported that total enforcement was up approximately 17% and that, not only had the number of cases increased, but the number of adjudicated cases resulting in a penalty had increased to approximately 95% He explained that this high percentage indicated that the cases made were"good cases." Sergeant Michael Edwarde reported the following traffic accidents through March 26, 1967, as compared with the same period in 1966. 1967 1966 Fatal ACCIdENntS ss: ccs weed wesw ewe wee eee. 22 21 Injured Accidents. s 6 66% 00000 6% 800s € 50.6 0 60's eos 577 594 Property Damage Accidentecsiwscsseceesws eevee ee DOs oe, vee ce Oe 109 5, 156 5,724 REPORT OF THE CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER. Ae Mr. Bevins reported that a traffic signal metering device had recently been installed on the northbound Freeway oneramp at Tenth Street. He said that it is taking a little more time to get onto the Freeway at off-peak periods and that the time to get onto the Freeway during peak periods is about the same. In answer to a question from the Vice Chair- man regarding any decrease in rear end collisions, Mr. Bevins reported that no accidents had occurred on the onsramp since the installation of the metering device. However, he pointed out that this could be merely a "happenstance." He mentioned that the only problem encountered thus far was that some motorists were not observing the traffic signal, that a study made last week indicated violations as high as 20%. He said that, of course, it was always better to get "voluntary compliance," rather than enforced compliance, and that further studies would be made in the near future. Original observance was 96% to 97%. In summation, he said that the Traffic Engineering Department was well pleased with the installation, since over 78 accidents were reported at the location last year. CASCADE AVENUE, from Beecher Street toward Sandtown Road. Mr. Bevins reported that last year parking had been removed from this section of Cascade Avenue and that it has been marked with a center line and two lane lines. He said that complaints have been received from the resie dents that they have difficulty entering Cascade Avenue from their Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; March 27, 1967; page 4 driveways. Noting that at least one resident would probably appear at the next meeting of the Traffic, Parking and Transit Committee to re- quest that onestreet parking be allowed on Cascade Avenue, Mr. Bevins explained that he wanted the Commission to be aware of the matter. C. WEST MARIETTA STREET, N.W., between Ashby Street and Marietta Boulevard. Mr. Bevins said that he also wished the Commission to be aware of another matter to be brought before the Traffic, Parking and Transit Committee at its next meeting. He explained that the Committee had previously heard from Mr. Henry H. Ogden, Ogden Equipment Company, and from representatives of Mead Packaging, which is located across the street from Ogden Equipment Company, regarding onestreet parking on the southwest side of the street. He further explained that, when the NO PARKING 7:00 A.M. TO 9:00 A.M. restriction was replaced with a NO PARKING ANY TIME regulation on the southwest side of West Marietta Street alongside Mead Packaging property and as a result of an investigation requested by Mead Packaging, Mr. Ogden requested that the previous rush hour restriction be re-installed to allow his employees a place to park on the street after Noon (Mr. Ogden's employees had previously moved their automobiles from the northwest to the southwest side of West Marietta Street at Noon in order to comply with the rush hour restrictions.) since no off-street parking was currently available for Ogden Equipment Company employees. Reperting that the Committee had directed the two companies concerned to send representatives to the location, with a staff member of the Traffic Engineering Department to act as mediator and advisor, and to work out a satisfactory compromise which would allow approximately fifteen on-street parking spaces on the southwest side of West Marietta Street alongside Mead Packaging except from 7:00 A.M. TO 9:00 A.M. and except at strategic points which would obstruct sight distance or create traffic congestion for vehicles entering or exiting from Mead Packaging driveways. Onestreet parking had been reinstalled. Mr. Bevins said that he had been notified that representatives of Mead Packaging planned to appear before the Committee at its next meeting. Do LUCKIE STREET, N.We, from Techwood Drive to North Avenue. Mr. Bevins reported that, since Luckie Street is being resurfaced, the Traffic Engineering Department will take this opportunity to relocate the center line and lane lines in order to make five lanes. He explained that it would be necessary to remove all parking on the west side of the street but that onestreet parking would be retained on the east side. Mr. Bevins said that, as a result, two lanes inbound and two lanes outbound would be in use at ail times. Vo OTHER BUSINESS. Ae IN ANSWER TO A QUESTION as to the parking restrictions on Peachtree Road south of Gentral Chevrolet, 2930 Peachtree Road, N.W., Mr. Bevins said, "There is no restriction at all from Central Chevrolet on down Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; March 27, 19673 page 5 past The Cathedral of St. Philip. He mentioned that this section of the west side of Peachtree Road was "on the list’! for future removal of on- street parking as was the east side of Peachtree Road in the area of the Cathedral of Christ the King. It was discussed that one parked vehicle necessitated much lane changing and created traffic congestion in the area. Be. IN ANSWER TO A QUESTION regarding the final action of the Board of Aldere men on the Commission's recommendations to ban parking on certain streets, Mr. Bevins gave a brief summary. He mentioned that, although at first glance it might look as though little was accomplished in the removal of onestreet parking, in actuality some important progressive steps were taken. CG. THE USE OF RADAR DEVICES was the next tepic of discussion. Mr. Bevins remarked that additional signs would probably be needed. Pointing out that he would like to avoid placing more signs than necessary, he assured the Commission that the Traffic Engineering Department could, if need be, supply the signs "in a hurry." He said that the Department had about 1,000 pieces of metal available within a week or 10 days which would certainly get the project underway. VI. NEXT MEETING: Monday, April 24, 1967. The meeting was adjourned at 3210 pome
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Box 18, Folder 18, Document 2

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  • Text: MINUTES OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEE TING A regular meeting of the Traffic and Transportation Commission of the City of Atlanta was held in Committee Room No. 1 of the City Hall on Monday, October 30, 1967, at 2:00 pem. The following members were present: Mr. George Goodwin, Chairman Mr. Jack E. Crowder, Vice Chairman Mr. Robert F. Adamson Mr. Charles C. Mathias Mr. Peter J. Stelling Absent: Mr. John R. Wilson, Jr. Mr. Grady A. Lee Also present were City Traffic Engineer Karl A. Bevins; Mr. P. Andrew Springer, Safety Engineer, The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council; Mr. William Nix, Atlanta Transit System, Inc.; Sergeant Michael Edwards, Atlanta Police Department. The meeting was called to order by the Chairman and the following business was considered. I. HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC. None II. PERMITS FOR OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES. Ae 14 BUTLER STREET, N.E. Sunshine Parking, Inc., 130 Ivy Street, N.E. An open lot with 78 spaces; self parking; 5 inbound reservoir spaces; one entrance-exit on Butler Street. The City Traffic Engineer recommended approval of the application with the following change: Only 73 parking spaces The Commission approved this recommendation. 42-44 DECATUR STREET, S.E. Mr. Garland Follis, Allright Parking of Georgia, Inc. An open lot with 74 spaces; attendant parking; 10 inbound and 10 outbound reservoir spaces; one entrance-exit on Decatur Streét, one exit on Exchange Place. To be operated on a temporary permit only as an addition to the already existing 61 car space parking lot which is located immediately adjacent to and east of this lot and using the existing driveways to the 61 car space lot which is already in operation. (This property has already been approved by the Committee and Board of Aldermen for a 362 space car garage for the Scott Hudgens Company.) Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; October 30, 1967; page 2 Mr. Garland Follis appeared representing Allright Parking of Georgia, Inc. The City Traffic Engineer recommended approval of the applica~ tion. The Committee approved this recommendation. C. 240-244 PRYOR STREET, S.W. Mr. Ralph R. Carroll, A AA Parking, Inc. An open lot with 27 spaces; self parking 3 inbound and 3 outbound reservoir spaces; one entrance-exit on Pryor Street. Mr. George Williams appeared representing A-A A Parking, Inc. The City Traffic Engineer recommended approval of the application. The Commission approved this recommendation. III. REPORT OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS; Superintendent J. L. Moseley. Sergeant Michael Edwards reported that the Fatal Accidents were down 8%, the Injured Accidents were up 2% and Property Damage Accidents down 7%. Enforcement Violations Booked: Drunk Driving was up 10%, Speeding up 16% and Other Moving Violations up less than 1%. Sergeant Edwards reported the following traffic accidents through October 29, 1967, as compared with the same period in 1966. 1967 1966 Fatal Accidents 78 85 Injured Accidents 2,326 2,286 Property Damage Accidents 16,919 18,197 19,323 20, 568 IV. REPORT OF THE CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER. The Traffic Engineer gave a brief report of the Traffic Engineering Department's budget for 1968, V. OTHER BUSINESS. A brief discussion of the Atlanta Police Department's two new freeway emergency vehicles. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:50 pom. VI. NEXT MEETING: Monday, November 27, 1967.
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Box 18, Folder 18, Document 6

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  • Text: June 19, 1967 MEMO TO: Members of Traffic and Transportation Commission * Due to the fact that a number of the members will be out of the city next week and since there is no er business on hand, the regular June 26, 1967, meeting has been cancelled. If another meeting is needed before the regular July 3lst date Chairman George Goodwin will notify you through our office. SA - Karl A. Bevins, Secretary Traffic & Transportation Commission
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Box 18, Folder 18, Document 5

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  • Text: Il. Ill. IV. VI. TENTATIVE AGENDA TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ee Monday, August 28, 1967 2:00 pem., Committee Room No. 1, City Hall Atlanta, Georgia HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC. PERMITS FOR OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES. Ae 230 GARNETT STREET, S.W. O. K. Parking Service, 1224 Cumberland Road, N.E.; Mr. Raymond Le Johnson. An open lot with 57 spaces; attendant parking; one entrance on Garnett Street; one exit on Garnett Street and one exit at the Alley. 623-31 WEST PEACHTREE STREET, N.E. Mr. Lewis Gross, 31 24 Buford Highway, Atlanta, Georgia, for Quick n Tasty Snack Shops, Inc. An open lot with 60 spaces; self and attendant parking; one entrance and one exit on West Peachtree Street. 185 MARIETTA STREET. George C. Morris. AIR RIGHTS PARKING DECK. Review of previously approved permit. The Traffic Engineer recommends approval of proposed revisions in design, which are in accordance with existing permit. REPORT OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS; Superintendent J. L. Moseley. REPORT OF THE CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER. OTHER BUSINESS. NEXT MEETING: September 25, 1967.
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Box 18, Folder 18, Complete Folder

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  • Text: MINUTES OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING A regular meeting of the Traffic and Transportation Commission of the City of Atlanta was held in Committee Room No. 1 of the City Hall on Monday , November 27, 1967, at 2:00 p.m. The following members were present: Mr. George Goodwin, Chairman Mr. Jack E. Crowder, Vice Chairman Mr. John R. Wilson, Jr. Absent: Mr. Robert F. Adamson Mr. Charles C. Mathias Mr. Peter J. Stelling Mr. Grady A. Lee Also present were City Traffic Engineer Karl A. Bevins; Mr. P. Andrew Springer, Safety Engineer and Mr. Edmund W. Hughes, Managing Director, The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council; Mr. William Nix, Atlanta Transit System, Inc.; and Superintendent J. L. Moseley, Atlanta Police Department, The meeting was called to order by the Chairman and the following business was considered. I. II. HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC. none PERMITS FOR OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES. A. 17 BAKER STREET, N.W. Mr, H. L. DeFoor, DeFoor Realty Company , 310 Candler Building. An open lot with 51 spaces; self parking; 4 inbound reservoir spaces; one entrance-exit on Baker Street. Mr . H. L. DeFoor presented the plan for the proposed parking lot. The City Traffic Engineer recommended approval of this application. The Comm i ssion approved this recommendation. B. 16 SIMPSON STREET , N.W. Mr. H. L. DeFoor, DeFoor Realty Company , 310 Candler Building . An open lot with 38 spaces; self parking; 4 inbound reservoir spaces; one entrance - exit on Simpson Street. Mr . H. L. DeFoor presented the plan for the proposed parking lot. The City Traffic Engineer recommended approval of this application. The Commission approved this recommendation. �Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meetin g ; Novemb e r 27 , 1967; page 2 C. 351 CHAPEL STREET , S.W. Mr. Edward W. Hunt , 2927 Coll ie r Drive , N.W. An open lot with 49 spaces; self pa rking; 2 inbound and 2 out bound reservoir spaces; one entrance on Chapel Street, one exit on Markham Street. Mr. Edward W. Hunt presented the plan for the proposed parkin g lot. Th~ City Traffic Engineer reccmmended approval with the foll owing exception: Entrance and Exit on Markham Street only with no driveways on Chapel Street or Mangum Street IN EXECUTIVE SESSION~ it was moved and seconded that this recommendation be APPROVED. All were in favor. D. 270 GARNETT STREET, S.W. Mr . Fra nk Priles, 1050 Ponce de Le on Avenue, N.E. An open lot with 124 spaces; attendant pa rking; one entrance on Garnett Street , one exit on Brotherton Street, In the absence of Mr. Priles , the Ci ty Traffic Engineer pr es ent e d the plan for t he proposed pa r k ing lot a nd re commended a ppr oval of this applica t ion with the follow i ng exce ption : Ma x i mum of 115 Pa r k ing Spa ces ( Remove 3 spaces for inbound res ervoir and 1 space fo r interna l c i rcu la tion) The Comm i ssion approved this re comme nda tion . E. GARNE TT STREE T and CEN TRAL AVENUE ~ S .W , Mr. Ro y H. Farme r , 2154 Lil a c Lane, Decatur , ·Ge orgi a . An open lot with 18 spa c e s ; self pa rkin g; 2 inb ou nd a n d 2 outbound r eservoir sp a ces ; one ent r ance -ex i t on Garnet t S tre e t. In the absence of Mr . Farmer , the Ci t y Traffic Eng i neer present e d t he p_l an f or t he pr o pos e d pa rk i ng lot and re c ommende d app rova l , The Commission approve d t his recomme ndatio n. F. 26 0 PRYOR STREET, S.W . Mr, Ra lph R. Car roll , A A A Pa r k in g, In c. , 75 Hous t on Stre e t , N.E. An open l o t wi t h 72 spa c es; s elf pa rk in g; 8 inboun d a nd 8 out bound rese r voir s pa ces ; one en tra nce - exit on Pryor Stre et , one entra nce- exit on Ga r ne tt Str ee t , Mr . Ra lp h R. Carro l l and Mr . R. F, Willi ams pre s e n te d t he plan fo r t he propo s ed park ing lo t. The Cit y Tra ff i c Eng ineer recommended approval o f t his a ppl i ca t ion. The Comin i s sion a pp r ove d thi s recommendat i on. �/ Minutes of the Tra ff ic and Transportat i on Corrrrni ss ion Meet i ng; Novemb er 27, 1967; page 3 G. 43 26th STREET i N.W. Mr. Clarance Li berman 1 805 Peachtree St r eet , N.E. An open l ot wi th 42 spaces ; self park ing; 5 i nbound and 5 ou tbound reserv o ir spaces; one entrance - ex it on 26t h Street. Mr . Liberman pr es ented the p lan for the pro pos ed parking lo t , The applic ant for th i s perm it ha s also made appl i cation to the Planning Conuni ss i on for a Use Permi t f or the purpose of us i ng t he property as a pa rk ing lot . The Comm i ss i on approv ed t he traf fic operations . chara cterist ic s of the propos al as presented in the a ppl i cat ion subject to the grant i ng of the Use Penni t b y the Plann ing Comm i ss i on, The Zon ing Committee, and The Boar d of Alderme n . H. 13 58 PEACHTREE STREET , N, E , Mr, Ra lph R._ ·.Carroll A A A Parking, Inc., 75 Hous t on St reet , N.E. An open 1:ot wi th 78 add itiona l spaces ( giving a t ota l of 158 spa ce s ); se l f pa rking; 8 · nbou d and 8 ou t bound reservo i r spaces; one entrance on Peach tree S treet and on e entra nce on Lomba rdy Wa y ; t wo ex i ts on Peacht r ee S treet a nd one exit on Lombar dy Way . To be a n a dd i tion to ex i s t ing park ing lot at 135 4 Peac htre e Stre et , N,E , Mr . Ral ph R. Ca r r oll and Mr . R, F, Wi ll i ams presen te d t he pl an f or the prop osed parking lo t. The City Traffic Engine er rec ommended approval of this a ppl ication. The Corrrrn i ss i on a pprove d this rec ommendat i on . I. 360 WILLIAMS STREET, N. W. Mr . B. E . Taylor, Au t o Park ing and Service Corp. , 130 Auburn Avenue , N,E. An open lot wi t h 85 spaces; sel f and attenda nt parking; 3 i nbou nd an d 3 ou t bound rese rvoir spaces; one entra nce - exit on Will i ams St reet one entrance- ex it on Peachtree Place , one entrance =exit on Alexander Street In the a bs ence of Mr . Taylor , the Ci t y Traffic Eng i neer pre s ente d the plan for the proposed pa rking lot a n d recomme nde d a pp rov a l of this application with the follow ing exce p t ions : 1, Maximum of 82 parking space s . 2. Entrance and Exit on Al exande r Street, a nd Entrance and Ex it on West Pea cht r ee Pla e . and No ent r ance and Ex it on Wi ll iams Street, wi th the f u rther st i pu lat ion 3, That t he existing driveway on t he Wi ll iams Street side of the lot b e closed by some type of phys ica l barrier s u ch as a fence or by raising the curb and sidewalk to normal pos it i on. The Commi ss ion approved t h is recomme ndation, �Minu te s of t he Tra f fic and Transp ort ati on Commi ss i on Me e ting ; Novembe r 27 ~ 1967; page 4 III o REPORT OF TRAFFIC ACC I DENTS , Supe r i ntendent J, L , Mos e ley . Super i ntende nt Mosel ey r epor ted the following t ra ff i c acc ident s t hrou gh November 26 ~ 1967J a s c ompa r ed with the s ame per i od i n 1966. Fa tal Ac c i dent s In j ure d Acc i dent s Propert y Dama ge Acc i den t s IV ,. 196 7 1966 84 2 602 18 783 98 2.498 19,849 21 , 469 22 ,445 RE·PORT OF THE CI 1Y TRAFFIC ENGINEER, The Tr af f i c Engineer gav e a b rief r eport on t he progres s t o date r egard i ng the propos al of the Traffic Parkin g and Transit Committee t o i mpose a $10 f ine f or vio lations of NO PARKI NG regulations during t he hours 7: 00 t o 9 ~00 a. m. and 4 g00 to 7 : 00 p . m, The Tr aff ic Eng ineer a lso gave a b r ief r eport on the pr ogress of d i scuss ions regarding t he proposal to i ns t all Rai l road Gra de Cross ing Bells and Li gh t s Warning Sys tems at t he Li nkwood Road Cross ing and at t he Fai rburn Road Crossing of the Seaboard Coas t l i ne Ra i lroad in Southwest Atla nta . V. OTHER BUSINESS. Mr . Edmund w. Hughes of the Atlanta Traffic and Sa fety Council suggested that perhrps a new pol icy was nee ded rega rdin g park ing regu l ations on downtown st reets. The gene ral propos ition i nvo lve d t he compl aints which a re somet i me s received from ci t izens who get parking tickets for parking on NO PARKI NG zones during the ni ghtt i me or on Sundays and Hol i days. After a lengthy d i s cus s i on , it was a greed that this mat ter de s erved careful review and t ha t Central Progress , Inc . , shou l d a ls o be i nvolved in discuss ing this matter . There being no f urther bus i ness , t h e meeting wa s a djou rne d at 3~45 p . m, VI .. NEXT MEETING: �MINUTES OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING A regular meet i ng of the Traffic and Transportation Corrnnission of the City of Atla n ta was held in Committee Room No o 1 of the City Hall on Monda y 9 Oc tober 30 ~ 1967 , at 2 : 00 p.m . The following members were present ~ Mr . Mr . Mr o Mr . Mr. George Goodwin 9 Chairman Jack E. Crowder , Vice Chairman Robert F o Adamson Charles C. Mathias Peter J o Stell i ng Absent : Mr . John R. Wi lso n, Jr . Mr . Grady A. Lee Also present were Ci ty Traffic Eng i neer Karl A. Bev i ns; Mr . P. Andrew Spr i nger , Sa f e ty Engi neer , The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council; Mr. Wi ll i am Ni x , At lanta Trans it System , Inc .; Sergeant Mi chael Edwards ~ Atla nta Pol ice Departme n t . The meeti ng was .called to order by the Chairman and the follow i ng bus i ness was c onside r ed . Io II. HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC . None PERMI TS FOR OFF =STREET PARKING FACILITIES . A. 14 BUTLER STREET , N.E. Sunsh i ne Park i ng , I nc o, 13 0 I v y Stre et ~ N. Eo .An open lot wi th 78 spaces; self parking; 5 i nbound r e s e rv oi r spa c e s ; one entrance =ex i t on Butler St reet o The Cit y Tr aff i c Engi neer recommended approval of the a ppl icat i on with t h e follow ing change : Only 73 parking spa ces The Corrnn i ss i on a pproved th i s re commendat i on . B. 42~44 DECATUR STREET , S . E. Mr. Ga r l and Foll i s , All r i ght Parking of Georgia , Inco An open lot wit h 74 spaces ; a t tendant parking ; 10 inbound and 10 outbound re s ervoir spa ce s ; one entranc e ~ex i on De catur Street 9 one exit on Exchange Pla ce . To b e opera t ed on a t emporary per mit on l y a s an a dd iti on t o t he a l ready ex i s t i ng 6 1 car s pace parking lo t wh ich i s lo cat ed i mme di a t e l y adja cent to and ea s t o f thi s lo t an d usi ng the exis ting driveways to the 61 ca r s pa ce lot which is al~ e a dy in ope rati on . ( Th i s propert y ha s already been app r oved b y t he Corrnn ittee a nd Board of Alderme n for a 3 62 space ca r gara ge for t he Sc ott Hu dgens Company.) �Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; October 30 ~ 1967; page 2 Mr. Garland Follis appeared representing Allright Parking of Georgia~ Inc . The City Traff i c Engineer recommended approval of the applicat i on . The Committee approved this recommendation . C. 240- 244 PRYOR STREET 9 S.W . Mr . Ralph R. Carroll ~ A A A Parking , Inc. An open lot with 27 spaces; self parking 3 i nbound and 3 outbound reservoir spa ces; one entrance - exit on Pryor Street . Mr . George Williams appeared representing A. A A Pa rk i ng , Inc . The Ci ty Traffic Engineer recommended approval of the appl i cation . The Commission approved this recommendation . III . REPORT OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS; Superintendent J . L. Mosele y. Sergeant Micha e l Edwards reported tha t the Fa tal Acci dents were down 8%9 the Injured Accidents were up 2% a nd Property Dama ge Acc idents down 7% . Enforcement Viola tions Booked ~ Drunk Dr i ving was up 10%~ Speedi ng up 16% and Other Moving Vi olat i ons up less than 1%. Sergeant Edwards reported the followi ng traff i c a c cidents t hrough Oct ober 29 , 196 7, as compared wi th th e s ame per i od i n 1966 . Fatal Accidents I njured Acc idents Pr opert y Damage Acc idents I V. 1967 1966 78 2~326 16 ?919 85 2~286 18 2197 19~323 20 v56 8 RE PORT OF THE CI TY TRAFFIC ENGI NEER. The Traffic Engi nee r ga ve a br ief r eport o f the Traffic Eng i neering Depart ment ' s budge t f or 1968 . V. OTHER BUSINESS. A b rief dis c uss i on of the Atl ant a Pol ice Departme n t 's t wo new f r eeway emergency vehicles . The re b eing no f u rt her busine ss 9 the meet ing was a djourne d at 2 ~50 p . m. VI . NEXT MEETING : Monday , November 27 , 196 7. �MINUTES OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING A regular meeting of the Traffic and Transportation Connnission of the City of Atlanta was held in Connnittee Room No o 1 of the City Hall on Monday, September 25, 1967, at 2:00 p.m. The following members were present : Mr . Mr. Mro Mro Mr. Mr . George Goodwin, Chairman Jack Eo Crowder, Vice Chairman John Re Wilson, Jr. Robert F . Adamson Grady A. Lee Charles C. Mathias Absent : Mr. Peter J o Stelling Also present were City Traffic Engineer Karl Ac Bevins; Mr. P. Andrew Springer, Safety Engineer, The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council; Mr . John Gerson and Mr. William Nix, Atlanta Transit System, Inc . ; Superintendent J. L. Moseley and Sergeant Mi chael Edwards , Atl a nt a Police Depa rtment. I. II. HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC. None PERMITS FOR OFF - STREET PARKING FACILITIES . A. 896 JUNIPER STREET, N.E. Mrs c Atlanta, Georgia. An open lot inbound reservoir spa ces a nd 1 entra nce on Jun i per Street and W. Bo Wellborn , 223 15th Street , N.E., with 27 spaces; self parking; 2 outbound reservoir space; one one exit on Evelyn Street. The City Tra ffic Engineer recommended a pproval of the a pplica tion . The Commi ssion a pproved this re c ommendat i on . B. 623 - 31 WEST PEACHTREE STREET , N.E . Mr o Lewi s Gross , 31 24 Buford Highwa y, Atl a n t a , Georg ia ~ for Qu i ck 'n Tast y Snack Shops , Inc. An open lot wi th 60 space s ; sel f a nd a ttendant pa rking; 6 inbound reservo i r spa ces; one entra nce - exit on West Peachtree St reet . The City Tra ff ic Engine er re commended approval of the a pplica tion wi t h t he fo llowi ng res t r ic t i ons : 1. NO LEFT TURNS int o or out o f t he Wes t Pea cht re e S treet e ntran c e - e x it . 2. On l y 55 parki ng spaces c The Connn i ss i on a pp r ov ed t h i s rec omme ndati on o �Minutes of the Traffic and Trans por t ation Comm i ss ion Meet i ng; September 25, 1967; page 2 C. 14 BUTLER STREET, N.E. Sunshi e Park ing , Inc., 130 Ivy Street , N. E. An open lot wi t h 78 spa es; self parking; 12 inbound rese rvoir spa ces; one entrance on Bu t l e S tree t a .d one ex it on Butle r St reet . The City Tr aff i c Eng i eer r e c omme de d t hat th i s appl i cation be held un t i l some add i t i ona l i nforma i on ou ld be assemb l ed be cause the applica t ion wa s no t f iled un t i l Fr i day , Sep t ember 22 , 196 7, and c e rtain i t ems such a s he inbound and outbound reserv o i r spa ces , tot al numbe r of c ar s pace s , th e parking pl an, sta ll wi dths and a i sle wi dths ne e d c l arificat i on . n view o f t hese unanswered ques tions a nd s ome o her i nforma t i on des · red , t he Commi ss ion membe r s v o t ed t o wit old a .t · on on t he app licat i on un til the ne x t mee ng . I II. REPORT OF TRAFFI ~ ACCIDENTS, Su pe ri nt ende nt J . L. Mose l ey . Sergeant Mi ha e l Edwards re por t ed t hat t h e Fatal Accidents were down 19. 7%, In jured Acci ents we r e u p ~ of 1% a d Pr operty Dama ge down 7% . Se r gean t Edwa r ds re por t e d t he fo l l owi ng t r affic a ci de n ts throu gh Se p temb er 24, 196 7, as ompa red wi th the same peri od n 1966. Fata l Ac ident s I n jured Ac i dents Pr oper ty Damage A I V. RE PORT OF THE TT i den ts 196 7 1966 61 2, 0 26 14, 89 1 76 2, 01 6 16 , 0 10 16 ,978 18 , 102 TRAF l ' ENGIN EER. The Traf fic Eng ineer gav e a b r i e f summary of h i s bu dget request f or the ca l endar year 1968. He also d iscussed b rief l y the pr ogress t o date on the prop os e d use of Staggered Hours to mp rove t raffic ond itions and the seriou s nee d for ad di tiona l new raf ii s i gna l i ns t a l l ations . V. OTHER BUS INES S . A. STEAM I NTERFERI NG WI TH SI hT DI STANCE ON THE FREEWA Y. Members of t he Comm jss i on ·all e d att ention to the Steam wh i ch appears on the Fre eway ( northbou nd as tra f f i c leav es I - 20 eas t and st a rts nor th in t he ne i ghb orhood of Decatur Street and sou t hbou nd on the Downt own Conne tor just be fo re t he Hunter Street Off =Ramp ) wh i c h interferes with s i ght distan e u nder ertain weather cond i t i ons . It was though t t hat s ince thes e curv es on the f re ewa y a r e des i gned wi t h t he idea of gua r ante e ing a cert a in min i mum s i ght di s t a nc e for t he �Minutes of the Traff ic and Tra nsporta t ion Commiss i on Meeting; September 25, 196 7; page 3 high speed traffic that a s c r een of s t eam or any othe r type of i nterfe r ence with s i gh di s tan e should be e l "mina t ed. The Traffic sa nd det e rm i ne what c ould Engi nee r was d i re ted to che k i o be done t o e l ~m· nate th pr o lem. B. OVE RHEAD LANE ASS IGN MENT S GNS . It was sugges · ed that "LEFT ONLY" l a es ce prov ided on Northside Dr ive a t it s i nterse c i o wi Ma r "ett a s · r ee t. Ano t her sugge s t · on was ma e t a · t.raft i i nbou don Wes t Marietta St ree t a As .by S t re e · 1 w ic . now t ra e ls i nbound in t wo l anes 9 be gove n e d b y l& e a ss · gnme _t s · gns whi h des i gna t e the r i ght hand la ne a s a "R GH' ONLY" la e and t e lef lane as a St r a i gh t Through lane. ·c. CAIN STREE r. At t e n t i on was called o the parki g 11 a ppa r e tl y i llegal" wh i ch t akes pla ce on the north s "de of a L Scree t be t ween Pi edmont Av enue an d Cour tland St re t a nd a lso co che l a of alignment between the lane l i nes on t he ea s t s i e o f P edmon t Ave nue a nd t he la ne l i nes on the west side of Pi edmon t Av enue as · raf i move s along Ca i n Street. D. HARRIS STREE T. Attent i o was alled o t e des i rab i l.' t y of ha v ing t he nor t h s i de of Harr i s Stree t be tween Sp r Lng S r e e · a d Pea htre e Street NO PARKI NG AT ANY TIME i n ord er t o b et r t a k a re o · heavy traff i c loads wh i ch freque nt ly o ur on Harr i s S r ee · de s tined t o make a l eft t u rn int o Pea h ree S r e e t and pr oce d no rth on Peachtree t owards t he Rege n y Ho t e 1 du 1. g the ea r y ever, g hou r s. E. ADAMS VILLE . The s i gn t d i s an e pr oblem a used by a store bu i ld i ng on th e sou t h we s t orner of Fa i r burn Roa a nd Ba ers Ferry Roa was i s .u ssed and al s o · he d iffi ul t wh i ch traf icon Baker s Ferry Road has i n cr ossing Fair burn Road wa s d i s uss ed. The Traf fi Eng ineer s t a t ed that s ine a traffi s i gna l wa s a lready i n operation at t he in t er se t ion of Go r don Road ar.d Fa 1.r burn Road and i n ce the r e was su ch a s hor t d i s t a n e a pproximat ely 100 feet ) be ween the s e t wo int ersecti ons that it was a phys i al imposs i b 1 l ity to cons ider us i g traffi s i gna l equ i pmen t a t botb.. lo at io s a n d co n i ue to ac commo date all of he t u rn i ng mov eme nt s that nee d t o t ake pla e . �Minutes of the Traff ic and Transport a t i on Corrnn "ss i on Meet ing; September 25 9 1967; page 4 F. HOWELL MI LL ROAD, N. W. At t e nti on was a l led t o t he pos s i b i l i ty of wi dening Howell Mi ll Road t o a cc orrnnoda te at le a s l f our mov i ng la .e s o f t raf fic a n d pre f erably f i v e la nes of mov ng t r aff ic and to t h e poss i b i l it y of tying t h i s i n wi th the a pp l i at i ons or rezon: n g tha t are c urren tl y t ak i ng pla c e . 0 G. POST OFFI E SUBSTATI ON PARK NG. Attent i on was a ls o a le t o · h park n g problems an d traffic operat ing probl ms w i c s e m o o .ur i n t he i mmed i a t e ne i ghborhood of pos t o ff ·e bra he s . The ques i on wa s asked a s t o th e feasib ility of on · a ·ting the Pos t Mas ter l o see i f p rk i ng and ac c ess c ould be ca refull y ch e ck ed befo r e new st.:..bsca ti o s or bran hes are establ i shed. 0 H. SYLVAN ROAD LAKEWOOD AVENU E. A problem of traff . s ou bo .d o Sy l v an Road t urning lef t in to Lakewoo d Av e ue and en d i n g u p on t e wr on g s i de of the med i an wa s cal l ed to th e Traf ic Eng ' e e 9 s a tte n t i n wi h h e sugges t i on tha t some type of s i gn · n g an d / or mark i ng i s neede d t o min i mi ze or p rev e nt oc u r ance of th i s hazardous mo eme nt . I. STREET LI GHTS . The n e e d f or upgrad i n g s tr e et l i gt t s p part i cul a r ly the one at th e in terse ton o Mi ms S t r e et and Math e wson Pl a e, S . W, , was alle d to t he a t e · i on of the Traf i c Eng i neer. He i n dicated th a t thi s type of p r obl em a be me almost a rouc i ne i tem a n d that the department cou d mov e on 1s i mmediatel y ( a pprox i mately 12 to 15 weeks ne e de d t o omp lete . • J. ONE =WAY STREE TS . Some d i s' u ss i on wa s held rega di g t e growi g need f or one - way ope rat ion on 14 ' h S r ee t , 0 th s ·re e t 9 We st Pea h t ree St reet and Pea chtree S tre et in order t o ak e are of traffi c loads su ch a s th e on es anti c i pated be ing ge npere d by t he pro posed pr oje ct at the no rth ea s t c orn er of 14 Stree t and Pea chtree . There be ing n o f u r he r bus ine ss , · e me eting was adjourned a t 3 : 15 p . m. VI. NEXT MEETIN ·i Mon da y 9 0 t ob e r 3 0 9 1 670 �MINUTES OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING A regular meeting o f t he Tra f fic an d Tra nsportation Comm i ss i on of t he Ci t y of Atlanta was held in Comm i tt ee Room No o L of the City Hall on Monday , August 28 , 1967, a t 2 : 00 p.m. The foll owi ng members were present : Mr . Ge or ge Goodwi n , Cha i rman Mr . Jack E. Crowder, Vi ce Cha irman Mr. J ohn R. Wi lso n , Jr. Abs e nt g Mr •. Robe rt F. Adamson Mr . Gr a dy A. Lee Mr. Charl e s C. Mat h i a s Mr . Pe t er J . S te ll ing Also present we r e City Tra ff i c Eng i neer Kar l A. Bev i ns ; Mr. P . Andrew Sp ri nger; Safety Eng i neer , The At l an ta Traff i c and Safety Counc il; Mr. Edmun d W. Hughes , Managing Di r e ct or , The A l an t a Traffic and Sa fe ty Counc i l ; Mr . J ohn Ger s on , Atlanta Tra ns i t Sys t em9 In . ; Super i nte nden t J . L . Mos el ey and Sergeant Micha el Edwa r ds , At l a n ta Po l ice De partme n t. Io II . HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC. None . PERMI TS FOR OFF=STREET PARKING FACI LITIES. A. 230 GARNETT STREET, S.W. Mr. Ra ymond L . J ohnson, O.K. Parking Servi ce , 12 24 Cumb er l a nd Roa d, N. E. An open lo t wi t h 47 s pa ces ; a t t e ndant park i ng ; 5 inbo und re s e rv o i r s pace s ; one en tran ce on Ga rne t t St reet ; orie exi t on Ga rnet t S tree t a nd one e x it a t t he Al le y . The Tr aff ic Eng ine e r r e commende d a pprov a l of the a p p li ca t ion wit h t he re s t r ic t i on of NO LEFT TURNS int o or ou t of Garne tt S t ree t . The Commi ss i on approved t hi s re comme nda ti on . B. 6 23 - 3 1 WEST PEACHTREE STREET , N. E. Mr. Lewi s Gr oss , 3 124 Bu f ord Hi ghwa y, Atl anta, Geo r g i a , f or Qu i ck 'n Ta st y Sna ck Shops , I n c . An open lo t wi th 60 s paces , se lf an d at te ndan t pa rk ing ; 6 inbound r ese r vo i r s paces ; one e nt ran ce a nd one e x i t on Wes t Pea ch t r e e S t r e e t . Th i s appl i cat i on wa s tab l ed awa i t ing add i t i onal de t a i led i n f ormation about t he propos ed l ay ou t of t he pa rk i ng s ta lls and i sles . �Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Corrnnission Meeting; August 28 , 1967 ; page 2 C. 185 MARIETTA STREET. Mr. George C. Morr i s . No applica tion had been filed pr i or to the meeting , therefore no action was taken. D. AIR RIGHTS PARKING DE CK o Review of previousl y approved permit. The Traff ic Eng i neer r e corrnnende d a pprova l of pr oposed rev isions in design which are in acc ordance wi t h ex i sting perm i t. The Corrnnission concurred with the Traffic Engineer's recorrnnendation. E. 1200 PEACHTREE STREET, N.E. Mr. Fr ank Hazel , Atlantic Realty Company, 10 48 Hurt Bu i ld i ng . An ope n l o t wi t h 66 spaces; self park ing; 5 inbound reservoir spaces; one entrance on Pe ach tree Stree t and one entranc e at Rear Alley; one ex i t on Peach tree Street and one exit at Rear Aliey. It was rec ommended that the poss i b i l ity of making bo th of the Pe achtree Stre e t driveway entrances with exits f r om t he parking lot to t he 20 f oot Al l ey a t the rear of t he pa rk i ng lo t. The Traffic Engineer wa s instruc t ed t o conf er with the applicant and if thi s po int could b e reso l ved s at i sfactorily that the fa cility be ap proved wi th NO LEFT TURNS at the Pea ch tr e e Street driveways. III. REPORT OF TRAFFIC ACC I DENTS; Super in tendent J o L. Moseley. Sergeant Mi chae l Edwards reported that the Fatal Acc ident s were down 9.5%, Injured Ac c ide n t s down 3½"/4~ Pro perty Damage Ac c i dents down 6\%, and the Enforc ement Vi ola t ions Booked (inc luding drunk dr i ving , spe eding and ot her movi ng v i olati ons ) were up 5. 7% . Sergean t Edwa r ds repor t ed the follow ing traffi c ac c ident s through Augus t 27 ~ 196 7, as compa red wit h t he same period i n 1966 . Fat a l Ac c i de n t s Injured Ac ide n t s Pr ope rty Damage Acci dent s 196 7 1966 57 1,77 4 13, 535 63 1,841 14~ 454 15, 366 16 , 358 IV o REPOR T OF THE CI TY TRAFFIC ENGINEER . A. KINGSWOOD LANE, N. W. The Tr aff ic Eng ineer reviewed t he problem which ha d r esulted on �Minute s of the Traffic. a nd Transporta t i on Commi ss i on Meet i ng; August 28 , 1967; pa ge 3 Kingswood Lane due t o the Board of Educat i on's el i mi na ti on of all of t he off =s t reet park i ng for stude n t s and some of t he of f =street park ing for t he fa c ul ty at No rth s i de H' gh School. The Boa r d of Educat ion has take n h i s ~~ep i n conne ction with the expans i on of Nor ths i de Hi gh Sch o 1. They requested t~a t Ki ngswood Lane be made One =Way and that pa rking be pe r mitt ed on bot h s i des of Kings wood Lane du.ring the 1967=68 s choo l year. Th i s r equest wa s made to t he Tr a ffic Engineer i ng Depart~en t approx i matel y two weeks be f ore the openi ng of schoo l . The Tr affic Eng i ne e r advis ed t he Board o f Edu c ation represen t a ':ives t o try t o cont ac t th e res ident s of the ne i ghborhood an · work ou t an ac c e p t able agre emen t. As of Friday ~ Augus t 25~ 1967, n o satis fa c t ory ag reement had bee worked out between the sch ool pe op l e a n d t he residents . Li eu t enant F rre st e r of the At lant a Po l i ce Department an d the Traffic Engine e r to gether a g r e e d tha t the One =Wa y ar r a ngement would be the only pra tical way to minimi ze inconv e ni e nc e an d hazard to he ge ne r al publ ic and that this would be done a s an emergency measure beg inning Monday morn ing 9 Au gus t 28~ 196 7. Th.e Traffi Engi eer f ur ther empha¢L z: ed t hat 9 in hi s op inion, th ' s One =Wa y arrangeme n t wi th parking on both s ides o f the street was a very unsatisfact ory a rrangeme nt and tha t the s chool off ici al s should make s ome ot he r arr a ngements regard i ng s t ud enc and facu l t y parking a n d permit the street to be us e d as a Two=Way s treet . B. STAGGERED HOURSe The Tr aff ic Engineer reviewed the variou s d i s cuss i ons a n d progress which had been made by The Atlanta hambe r of Commerc e 9 The Georgia S tate Hi ghway De partmen t, and o her agenci es in cons i der ing the use of stagge red working hours as a means of i mp roving t raffic con diti ons dur ing peak traffic hours, The Tra ff ic Engineer re comme n ds th i s t e chn ique as a practica l and use f ul traffi i mprov ement tool an d urges that it be ex p lore d full y. c. U. S a DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATTON $ FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMIN I STRATION, NATIONAL HIGHWAY SAFETY BUREAU'S HI GHWAY SAFETY PROGRAM. The Tr af fic Engineer r epo r ed progress t o date on th e city and state co nform ing and cooperating with this National Highway Sa fety Program. The first s t ep wh1.ch involv ed ce:rtain e nab l ing leg i sl ation and t he appo intme nt of a Coor dinator of Highway Safety for the State of Georg i a has been t ake n by the S tat e Legis ature and by the Gove rn or. Mr . Ben Jordan 1s t he Coordinator of Highwa y Sa fety for The State of Georgi a . Mr. Jordan' s office- at ~i s requ es t , 1s being furni shed a f6recast for a ten year period of rhe expe diture s aPt1cipated b y �Minutes of the Traffic ar,d Transport a tion Comm i ss i on Meeting; August 28, 1967; page 4 th e City of Atl an ta i n conformi ng wi th t he various st a nda r ds s e t forth in the Hi ghwa y Sa f e t y Ace a nd i n the a dmi nistrat i on of the Highway Sa fety Act by The National Hi ghwiy Sa fet y Bure au. ThQS cost estimate wa s del i vere d by the Tra f fic Engineering Depa rtment to the City Comptroll e r's office on Monday morning, August 28, 1967. Although, at the pre s e nt tim.e ther e are no funds available in this program for tra f f i c e ng ine ering activities, it is desirable that every ef f or t be made to cooperate and that certain planning activities be und e rtak en at the earliest possible date. Do TOPICS PROGRAM - ( Traff::. c Ope rations Program to Increase Capacity and Sa f et y. ) The Traffic Eng ine er rev i e wed the s i tu a t i on a s i t stands toda y and brought the Comm i ss i on up - t ouciate on poss i ble courses of a ct i on open to the Ci ty of Atlant a i n ord e r to cooperate with and par tic ipa'te in this pa rt i cu i a r program, All moneys ava i lable und e r this TOP I CS Program come only t hrou gh The Georg i a State Highway Depa rtment, the pres en t pol i cy of th e Highway De pa rtment must be ch a nge d in or der to pe rm i t mone y of t h i s sort to be s pe nt for th i s purpose . Al so , th e Fe de r a l Agencies are requiring th a t a n Are a -Wi de Pl an on traf f i c ope ra ting i mprovements be developed prior to a ny su bmiss i on of sp e c i fic proj e cts . The Tra ffic Eng i ne e r r e port ed th at he wa s go i ng t o unde r take t o obt a i n an es tima te of th e c ost cf t hi s Area ~Wide Pla n and t hat he was guessing that th e c os t woul d ra nge be t wee n $50,000 and $200,000. He a lso stated tha t he bel ieve d th a t a consul t i n g firm could prepare the pl an wi t h t he ne cessary back- up stud i es and have it ready f or submis s i on i n approximately six months from the date of s tarting. E. ASHB Y STREET AND HUNTER STRE ET. Mr. J . R. Wil s on an d t he Tra f f i c Er,gi r1eer b r ought the Corrnni ss i on up - to- dat e on pl ans to i mp r ove tra f f i c operat i ons at this i n tersection t hrou gh th e use o f Lef t Turn storage lanes on Ashb y Street , approach i ng Hunt e r S tree to The r e be ing no f urther bus ines s 1 Ehe meet i ng wa s ad j ou rned at 3 : 15 p .m. V. NEXT MEETING: Monda y 1 Se p tembe r 25 , 196 7. �TENTATIVE AGENDA TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION Monday , August 28, 1967 2:00 p. m. , Committee Room No. 1, Cit y Hall Atlant a , Georgi a .. ~ I. ll o ... Ill. ' HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC o PERMITS FOR OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES o A. 230 GARNETT STREET, S . W. O. K. Park i ng Serv i ce, 1224 Cumber l and Roa d, N. E. ; Mr. Ra ymond L. Johns on. An open lot with 57 spa ces; a tt endant parking; one entrance on Garne tt Street; one exit on Garne tt Stree t and one ex it a t t he Alley o B. 623 -31 WEST PEACHTREE STREET, NoEo Mr. Lewi s Gros s, 31 24 Buford Hi ghwa y, Atlant a, Georgia, f or Quick n Ta sty Snack Shops, Inc . An open l ot wit h 60 spaces; s e lf and attendant pa r k ing; one en t r ance and one ex i t on West Peachtree Street . C. 185 MARI ETTA STREET. D. AI R RIGHTS PARKI NG DECK. Review of previously a pprove d pennit. The Tr affic Engi neer recommends approval of propose d r ev isions in design, which ar e i n accordance with existing perm i t. Ge orge C. Morris e REPORT OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ; Superintendent J. L. Mos e ley. lV o REPORT OF THE CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER. V. OTHER BUSINESS. Vl o NEXT MEETING: September 25, 1967. �... June 19, 1967 MEMO TO: Members of Traffic a nd Transportation Coumission .. Due to the fact tha t a number of the members will be out of the c it y next week and since there is no pressing business on hand , the regu lar June 26, 1967 , meeting has been cancelled . If another meeting is needed before the regula r July 31st da t e Chairman George Goodwin will notify you through our office. Ka r l A. Bev ins, Sec retary Tr a ff i c & Tr ansportat i on Commission �MINUTES OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING A regular meet ing of the Traff i c and Transportation Commission of the Ci t y of Atlanta was held i n Committee Room No . 1 of the City Hall on Monday, May 29, 1967, at 2~00 p.m . The follow i ng members were present ~ Mr . John R. Wi lson, Jr . Mr. Charles C. Mathias Absent : Mr . George Goodwi n , Chairman Mr. Jack E. Crowder , Vi ce Chairman Mr . Robe r t F. Adamson Mr . Grady A. Lee Mr. Peter J. S t ell i ng Also present were City Traffic Engineer Karl A. Bevi ns ; Mr . P . Andrew Springer, Safety Engineer, The Atlanta Tra ffic and Safety Council; Mr. Edmund W. Hughes, Managing Director , The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council ; Mr . John Gerson, Atlanta Transit System, I n c.; Super intendent J. L. Moseley and Sergeant Michael Edwards , At lanta Po l i ce Departmen t. In the absence of the Chairman and Vice Chairman , Mr . J ohn R. Wi lson , Jr ., presided as Chairman a nd the following bus i ne s s wa s considered . I. II. HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC. None. PERMITS FOR OFF-STREET PARK NG FACI LITIES. A. 200 PRYOR STREE T, S . W. Mr . Ra lph R. Carroll, A A A Park i ng , Inc. ; 75 Houst on Street, N.E ., Atlanta, Georgi a 3 03 03, an open lot with 44 spaces; self =parking; 4 i nbou n d and 4 ou tb ound reservoir spaces; one ent r ance on Pryor Stree t and one e x i t on Pryor Street. Mr . Ge orge E. Wi lliams a ppeared rep resent i ng A A A Parking , Inc., and expl aine d t he proposed park ing lot . The Traffic Engineer called attenti on f or t he need f or a wi der i sle spa ce a t the rear of the l ot connec ting the two ma in i sles of t he lo t and recommended that one of the proposed park ing s pace s be e l imi nated to provide suffic i e nt i sle wi dt h for traf fic t o circulate between the two main is l es . The Tr af fic Eng i ne er r ecommended t hat one park ing sp ace be eliminated from e a ch of the t h r ee proposed l ines of parked cars in order to permi t wi der park i ng sta ll s . The Tr aff i c Engineer a l so recommended elimina ting one of t he proposed pa rking sta ll s a l ong the north edge of the roa d in order t o pr ovi de f or the pa rking a ttenda nt ' s business �Mi nutes of the Tra f fi c an d Transpor ta t i on Connn i ss i on Meet i ng ; Ma y 29 ~ 196 7 ; page - 2 off ice o These change s e l i mi nat e 5 of th e pr oposed 44 parking spa ce s and the Tr a f f i c Eng ineer r e commende d approval of the facil i ty with a max i mum of 39 spa c es o Mr o Wi ll iams stated tha t t h i s was entirely s at i s fa c t ory o I N EXECUTIVE SESS I ON9 the Commi ss i on a pp r oved th i s re c omme nda t ion o III o REPORT OF TRAFFIC ACC I DE NTS; Sup e r i nt enden t J o Lo Mosele y o Super i n t e n de nt Mos e l ey r epor t e d that th e y c on t inu e to h av e a decrease in th e number of fata l accident s a nd i n ju r ed accid e n ts o He reported tha t the fa t al a cci dent s were down 22%9 injure d a cci dents were down 3 or 4% 9 pro pe r ty dama ge acciden ts down 70 8%9 and t he total down 7o4 %0 The e nfor ceme nt vi o l at i ons are up g dru nk dr i v ing 1 08% and speeding 24o 4%o Super in te n de n t Mose l ey re por te d t he f oll owing traff l c a c c i dents through May 28 9 1967 9 a s omp a r e d with the same per i od i n 1966 0 1967 1966 32 Fata l Ac c i den t s . 0000000 00000 00 000 00 0 In jured Acci den t s ooooooo oo ooo oooo oool 9 044 Pr op e r t y Dama ge Ac c i den t s ooooooooooo 8 9 25 6 IV. RE PORT OF THE CI TY TRAFFI C ENGINEE Ro The Traffi c Eng ine e r br i ef l y reviewed the foll owi n g items ~ lo Th e May 18 9 196 7 9 letter fro m the Ge orge Ao Fu l le r Compa n y asking fo r a 45 t o 60 day e xtens i on of the use of a porti on of t h e wes t s i de of Spr i ng Street f or a ba rr i cade in c onne tion wi t h t he construct i on of the Tra i lwa ys Bus Term i nal o 2o A r equ e s t fro m the D nk ler Plaza Hote l for t h e tempo rary use of Fors yt h Stre et f or t he load i ng a nd unlo a d ing of hotel gue s t s at hou r s o t her tha n 7 gQO a offi o t o 9 gQQ ao mo a nd 4 gQQ p orn o to 6 gQQ p orn o 3o The ne ed f or a dd it i onal protect ion for th e s c hool cross ing at the int e r se cti on o f Oakl and Dr i ve and Me r r i ll Av e nue 9 S oWo 9 as well as a numbe r o f o the r s c hool r oss i ngs with simi lar probl ems o 4o A requ es t f r om i tiz e ns living in t he ne i ghborhood of Be r ea n Av e nue 9 Ga sk i l l Stree t 9 Powell Stre et a n d Ki rkwood Av enue 9 S oEo 9 f or th e r emoval of re c e n t l y i ns t alled One =Way s i gns and No Park i ng s i gns o The Tra ff i Enginee r explained t ha t t he One - Way s i gns and the No Pa rking s i gns we r e i ns t alled a t the re que s t of c i t i zens of t his a r ea through t he i r c iv i c c lub a n d that a f te r a few mo nt hs ' t r i al �. Mi nutes of the Traf fic and Trans por t at i on Corrnn i ss i on Meet i ng; May 29 9 196 7 ; p~ge 3 now prefer to go ba ck to the former met hod of traffic operation and the former pa rk i ng r est ric t i ons o So Vo The planned change from Two=Wa y t o One=Way for the se c tion of Pi edmont Ave nue lyi ng b e t ween t he Georg i a Ra i lroad and Decatur Street 9 t hu s c omple t i ng One- Wa y ope ra t i on on the e nt i re sect i on of Pi edmont Av e nue from Hun ter S tre e t nort hbound t o Twelfth Stree to NEXT MEETINGo The Tr affic Eng i neer sta t ed that he planned t o be ou t of t h e c i t y mos t· of t he week beg i nning J une 26 9 196 7 9 and t he Corrnni s s i on membe r s r eques te d t h a t he canva s s t he other members of the Corrnni ssion t o det e rm i ne an a ppr opr i a te date f or t he next meeting o The mee ting was adj our ned at 3 ~25 o �MIN UTE S OF THE TRAFFI C AND TRANSPORTATI ON COMMI SSION MEETI NG A r egular meet i ng of t he Tr a f fic a nd Tr ansporta t ion Commi ssion of the City of Atlanta was held i n Committ ee Room No o 1 of the Ci ty Ha ll on Monday 9 April 24, 1967 , at 2 : 00 p orn o The fo llowi ng member s we re present g Mr o Mr o Mr . Mr o Ge orge Goodwi n , Chairman Jack E o Crowder , Vi ce Chairman Char l es Co Mat h i a s John R. Wi l son, J r . Abs e nt ~ Mr. Robert F. Adamson Mr o Gra dy A. Le e Mr. Pet e r J . S t e l l i ng Also present were City Tr affi c Eng i neer Ka rl A. Bevins ; Mr . P . Andrew Springer 9 Safety Eng in eer , The At l an t a Tr aff ic an d Sa f e t y Counc i l ; Mr . Edmund W. Hughes , Manag i ng Di re c tor 9 The Atla nt a Tr a ffi c and Safe ty Counc i l ; Mr . John Gerson , Atlanta Trans i t Sys t em , Inc o; Super "nt ende nt J. L. Moseley , Atlanta Police Depa rtrnent o The me e t i ng wa s ca lled to order by Chai rma n Ge or ge Goodwi n and the followin g business wa s c ons i dered o I. II . HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC . None . PERMITS FOR OFF=STREET PARKI NG FACILI TI ES. Mr o Ge orge Goodwi n di squal i f i e d hi ms elf f or t h e 102 Cone St reet , N. W. , a nd 240 ~254 Sp ring Stre et , N. W. 9 off - s t ree t pa rk ing f a c i l ities and a sked tha t Mr . J a ck Cr owder 9 Vi e Cha i rman pres i de du r ing th e di s cuss i on of t hese a ppl i cations . Ao 102 CON E 'STREET, N. W. Mr. Ceci l Al exander , Arch i t e ct for the Equ i t able Life As su ran e So i e t y . A park ing ga r age with 176 spa c e s an d poss i bl e expa ns i on t o 300 spa c es ; at te ndan t park ing; 24 i nb ound r e se rv o ir space s; one entrance =ex it on Cone S t r ee t; one en trance ~exit on Sp ring Stre e t . Mr . H. Ki ng McCa i n ~ N.S. P oE. 9 F ~nch Ale xander Barne s Rot hsch i ld and Pa s cha l ; an d Mr . Robe rt Ro Rice , Sys t em Aut o Park s and Gara ges , Miami , Flor i da , pr es ented the pl an f or t h e pro po s ed pa r king garage . Mr. McC a i n expl a ined that the p lans f or t he ga r age we r e de s i gne d fo r a po s s i bl e ' t hree s t age ar r angeme nt. The f i r s t s t age t o cons i s t of three l eve l s with a total of 176 space s with t he opt ion of adding a fou r th lev e l bring ing t he t otal t o 23 7 spac es and s t il l furth e r an opti on of add i ng a f Lfth lev el br ing i ng th e total t o 300 s pace s . The �Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; April 24 9 1967; page 2 application for the permit was seeking approval for a garage with a total of 300 spaces and 24 inbound reservoir spaces. Mr. Rice and Mr . McCain discussed the reservoir problem with the anticipated sharp inbound morning rush hour peak and explained that the Spring Street entrance could be operated two lanes inbound with eight cars in each of two inbound lanes making a total of a sixteen car reservoir on the Spring Street side o He also explained that it would be possible to get a third inbound lane by using some of the space allocated for parking on the Spring Street deck temporarily during the morning peak. A similar a rrangement could be followed on the Cone Street side, but the Traffic Engineer sa i d that he fel t that at least one outbound lane should be left open so that cars desiring to exit during the Ao Mo peak could get out of the garage. Mr . Rice and Mr . McCain further explained that it would be possible to permit tenants to drive between floors on the ramps under certain conditions. Normally, however , it would be str i ctly an attendant parking arrangement with the tena nts only driv ing the car s on the ramps . IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, the Traffic Engi ne er recommende d a pprova l of th e gara ge as proposed with restric ti ons as follows ~ 1. NO LEFT WRNS i n to or out of the Spring Street entrance ~ex it . 2. That a mi n i mum o f 24 i nboun d r e s e rvoir spaces be p rov i de d for t he operat i on of the garage. The Commiss i on a pprove d t h i s re c ommendat i on with Mr . George Goodwin a bst a ining o B. 240 - 254 SPRI NG STREET 9 N.W . At lanta Car Parks r Inc.; Mr . L. L. Mcc ollum. A park ing de ck at t he Spri ng Stree t l eve l wi th a c a pac ity of 53 spaces and 6 i nb oun d rese rvo i r spa ce s o Park i ng i n the basement a t the Harris S t r eet l ev e l with a ca pa ci t y of 56 spaces and 3 inbound re ser voir s pa ces mak ing a to t a l of 10 9 s pa ces for the entire deck; one entra nce - e x i t on Spr i ng Street ; one ent ra nce - exit on Ha rris St ree t; s i ng l e l an e r amp conne c t i on be twee n l eve ls; attendant pa r king. The pl a ns fo r t h e propos e d deck were e xpl a ine d b y Mr. L. L. McC o llum. Mr . Mcco llum emphas ized t hat t he t wo l e ve ls would be opera ted i n de pendent l y wi th a n att endan t on t h e uppe r leve l a nd a n attenda nt on the lower l eve l an d wi th a th i rd a t tendant to h e lp i n parking a nd unparking cars a nd at peak periods a f our t h a t tendant t o he lp with the park i ng a n d unpark i ng o f cars o He f ur t her expl a ine d t hat the overf l ow for t he Spr ing Stree t l eve l wou l d be t ak e n down to th e Harris Street l eve l by wa y of the i n t erna l r amp atid ~atk e rl 9 but t h at t he exit i ng from the l ower leve l woul d be almos t e ntirely to Harr i s Street wi th very few9 if any 9 of t he c ars returning to t he Spr ing Street l evel for ex i ting. I N EXECUTI VE SESSI ON9 t he Tra ffic Engine e r re commended a ppr ova l of the a pplication with t he r e st r ic t ion of NO ·· LEFT W RNS int o or out of the Spri ng St r ee t entran ce - exit. The Commi ss i on a pprove d t h i s r ecomme ndation wi t h Mr . Ge orge Goo dwin a bs t a in ing . �Minutes of the Tra ff ic and Transportat ion Commi ssion Meeting; April 24 9 1967 ; page 3 Co 145 HOUSTON STREET , NoEo Aut o Park and Se rv i ce , Inc o; Mr o B·o E. Taylor o An ope n lot with 3 5 space s ; a tte ndant pa r king; 3 inbound reserv o i r space s ; one e n t ra nce - exi t on Houston Street. In the absen ce of anyone to represent t he a pplicant , the Tra ffic Engi neer exp la ined the propos e d plans and recommended approval of the plans a s t o conformi ng to th e standa rd policies followed by the Commiss ion . Th i s re commenda t i on wa s a pproved by the Commission. Do 1193 - 1197 SPRING STREE T 9 NoWo Mr . Pantel i s Elia Kampouris . An open lot with 68 parking spaces ; self - park ing; 3 inbound reservoir spaces; one entrance- exit on Spr i ng Street . In the a bsence of a n yone t o rep re sent t he a pplica nt 9 the Tra f f ic Eng ineer 'exp lained the prop os e d pl a ns a nd r e commende d a pprova l of the pla ns as t o conforming t o th e s t a ndar d policie s fol lowe d by the Commiss i on. This re c ommendation was approved by the Commission. Eo 111 COLLINS STREET , S . E. Bi ll Todd , I nc .; Mr . Robert W. Todd. An open lot wi th 104 pa r king spa ce s ; self a nd a ttenda nt parking; 6 i nbound reservoir spaces; one entrance - e x i t on Col lins Stree to In the a bs ence of anyone to r e pre s ent the a pplica nt , t he Tra f f ic Engineer 'expl a ined t he propos e d pl a ns a nd r ecommended approval of t h e pl a ns a s t o confor mi ng t o t he s ta ndard pol i c ie s followed by t he Commi s sion . Th i s recommendation was a ppr oved by the Commi ss ion . Fo 311 HILL STREET , S . E. Sull i van Shell Serv i ce St a t ion; Mr o Melvin Sul livan. An open lot wi th 40 park ing spaces; atte ndant parking; 3 inbound reservo i r s paces ; one entrance-exit on Memorial Drive; one ent r ance- exit on Hi ll Street o In the a bs ence of anyone r e presenting the a ppl icant 9 the Traffi c Engineer explained tha t th i s was a serv i ce s t ation an d that t h e applica nt ha d not yet suppl ie d a su i t a ble sketch or drawing showing how the opera t io n would be orga n i zed. The Traffic Engineer further state d that 9 i n h i s op i n i on , the operation woul d be satis fa c tory and he recommended that it be a pproved s ub j ec t t o the appl icant fi l i ng a su itable drawi ng . Th i s recomme nda t ion wa s approved by the Commi ss i ono III . REPORT OF TRAFFIC ACC I DENTS; Super i n ten de nt J. L. Moseley. Superintendent Moseley reported that the tota l enforcement was u p approximately 16 . 4%, the accidents were down 8.8%, and the viola t ion of ca ses booked up 16 .4% 0 Supe rintendent Mos eley repor te d t he fol lowing traffic a ccidents throu gh Apri l 23 , 1967, as compare d with t he same period in 1966 . �Minutes of the Traffic and Transport a tion Commission Meeting; April 24, 1967, page 4 IV. 1966 Fatal Accidents oo ooooo • •• •• ••• •••• • •• • ••• 26 Injured Accidents• • ••• • • •••o• ••• • •••••• 773 Property Damage Accidents ••• • •••••••••• 6 , 089 31 797 7,554 6,888 8,382 REPORT OF THE CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER . A. V. 1967 The Traffic Engineer introduced Miss Frances Dupree as the new Secretary . He also reviewed the progress on the street widening and traffic signal installations and revisions at the intersection of Campbellton Road and Centra Villa Road and also at the intersection of Campbellton Road and DeLowe Drive . He explained the need for a · traffic signal at the intersection of Moreland Avenue and Wylie Street and reported that this signal had been recommended and approved by the Board of Aldermen Committee on Traffic, Parking and Transit at their last meeting. He also reported on the progress of the channelization and traffic signal installation at the intersection of Armour Dri ve and Monroe Drive. He also reviewed the experience to date with the ramp metering device at the Tenth Street northbound On- Ramp to the North Freeway , reporting to date that there had been no reported rear~end collisions since the metering device was installed and that on the adjacent ramps accidents had continued to occur at the usual rate . OTHER BUSINESS . A. Mr . Jack Crowde r asked wha t progress had been made regarding the adding of a lane southbound on the North Freeway beginning at the junction of I - 85 a nd 1 - 75 and going south towards Fourteenth Street a nd Tenth Stree t . In th e course of the discussion, it developed tha t the Ge org i a S t a te Hi ghway Department was making some progress on pl a ns for a dd ing th i s l a ne between the junction and Fourteenth Street . Th e 14 th St . br i dge prevents adding the lane any further south. B. A br i ef d i scuss i on was also held r egarding the possible use of pol i ce off icers on the Northeast Fr eeway between Peachtree Road and Monroe Drive du r i ng the P. M. rush a s a n experiment to determine the feas i b i l i t y of moving t ra f f i c a t a higher rate of flow . C. A dis cuss ion wa s held r egar d i ng t h e des i rability a nd possible means of obtain i ng a more c lear si gni ng job to i ndicate that the northbound l a ne on the Down t own Conne ct or whi ch exi s t s at Cain Street was an "ONLY t ype of ope rat i on . Two sugges ti ons were made . One was that the wor d " ONL Y" mi ght be cha nge d t o THIS LANE MUST TURN LEFT on the ov erhea d s i gn br i dge s and ano ther one wa s that the overhead sign b r i dg e wh ich had a bl a nk s pace i n i t mi ght be util i zed for additiona l a dvanc e warn i ng . I t wa s a ls o brought ou t t hat the State Highway De partmen t ha d made a r rangement s t o or der a su itable sign for use on the s i gn b r i dge where space e x is te d f or su ch a sign . �Minutes of the Traff i c and Tra nsportation Commiss i on Meeting; April 24, 1967 ; page 5 Do M"r o George Goodwi n asked what could be done to reduce the confusion at the intersect ion of Peach tree Road and Beverly Road. The Traffic Engi neer repl i ed tha t he was certain that channelizing islands would help '·th i s s i tu a t i on and that when funds were available for the installation of channel i z i ng i slands~ he would like to see them tried o Eo A question was raised regarding keeping the Traffic Engineering Department's personnel i ntact. The Traffic Engineer said that the shop personnel was in much better shape than a year ago and that work was progressing at a very good rate in both service shops. However 9 he po i nted out that the situation in the office was very bad at the present t i me i n that there were eight vacancies and some of these vacancies were in key positions. The meet i ng was adjourned a t J g20 p . m. VI o NEXT MEETING : Monday May 29 9 1967. �MINUTE S OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANS PORTATION COMMISSION MEETING A r egular me e ti ng of the Traffic and Transportation Commi ssion of the City of Atlanta was held i n Committe e Room No. 1 of the City Hall on Monday, March 27, 1967, at 2 : 00 p :mo The fo llowing members were present : Mr. Mro Mr . Mr . J a ck E. Crowde r , Vi ce Chairman Robert F. Adamson Peter J . Stelli ng John R. Wilson, Jr. Absent: Mr . George Goodwin , Chairma n Mr o Grad y A. Lee Mr . Cha rles C. Ma t hia s Also pre sent we re Ci ty Traff ic Engineer Ka rl A. Bevins; Mr . P. Andrew Springer, Safety Engineer, The At lanta Traffic a nd Saf e ty Council ; Mr . John Gerson, Atlanta Tra nsit Syst em, Inc . , Supe r inten dent J. L. Mosel ey and Sergeant Michael Edwards, Atla nta Pol ice De pa rtmen.to The meeting was ca l l e d to order by the Vice Cha irman a nd the follow i ng bus iness wa s considered. I. IL HEAR FROM THE PUBLI Co None. PERMI TS FOR OFF~STREET PARKI NG FACI LITI ES. A. 50 HOUSTON STREET 9 N.E. A A A Park i ng , Inc . ; Mr . Ra lph R. Carro l l. An off~street park i ng lo t wi th a total of 66 pa rking s paces, attendant park i ng 1 8 i nboun d and 6 out bound r es~ rvoi r s pa c es ; one entrance and one exi t on Houston St re et and one entrance and one exit on Ivy Street. Mr . Ca r ro ll preaente.d the pla n fo r the propos e d parking lo t . Mr. Bevins poi nted out t hat the outer e dge of t he l ot was l evel with the adjacent stre et s . He a s ked how Mr. Carro ll intended to keep motor i sts from en te r ing t h st ree ts fr om poi nt s other than the designated drive~ ways . Mr. Ca r r o ll a s sure d Mr . Bev ins t hat s ome means of c ont rol would be us ed and t hat i.t would probably be a chain . The City Tr af fic Engineer rec ommende d approval with the provision tha t all exc es s ive driveway s pa ce be physi cally c losed, either wit h a suitable cha i n or fence or by r a i sing the curb , and wit h the restriction of NO LEFT TURNS into t he en t ranc e or out of t he ex i t on Houston St r ee t. IN EXECUTIVE SESSI ON, it was moved a n d s e conded that t his rec ommendat ion be APPROVED. All were i n fa vor. �Minutes of t he Tr aff ic a nd Trans porta t ion Commiss ion Meeting; March 27 , 1967; page 2 Bo 147 AND 153 WHITEHALL STREET , SoWo A A A Parking, Inc., Mr . Ralph R. Carro l l o An of f ~street pa rking l ot with a t otal of 34 parking spaces; sel f ~park :i.ng , 4 i nbound and 4 outbound reservoir spaces, one entrance a nd one exit on Whi tehall Street . Mr . Ca r roll presented t he pl an f or the propos ed pa r k i ng lot . The City Traff ic Engineer reconunended approval with the res t r i ction of NO LEFT TURNS into the entrance or out of the exit on Whitehall Street. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION , it wa s moved a nd seconded that this r econunendation be A~PROVED. All were in f avor . C. 353 MARKHAM STREET 9 S .w., Pe nning ton Parking; Emily A. Pennington, 761 Sco tt Ci r cle , Deca tur , Georgia. An of f~street pa rking lot with a to tal of 100 parking s paces; se lf~parking , 15 inbound and 15 outbound r eservo i r s paces; three ent rances and t hree exits on Markham Stree t. In the ab sence of t he app licant, t he City Traff ic Engineer pr esent e d the plan for the pro posed park ing lo t and r econunende d approval. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION , i t was moved a nd seconde d that t his reconunendation be APPROVED. All were in favor . D. OLD WE ST HUNTER STREET & MANGUM STREET , N.W. (PARTIALLY UNDER THE HUNTER STREET VIADUCTo) H. D. Roberts and D. S . Thurmond. (H . D. Roberts 9 Rou te 1, Box 418 , Mableton 9 Georg i a ; D.S. Thurmond 9 Route 5 9 Box 279-A, Austell, Georg i a . An off ~street park i ng l ot with a total of 45 parking spaces; a tte nda nt parking, 3 inbound r eservoir spa ces; one e ntrance and one exit on Old Wee. Hunter Street . In the abs ence of t he appl icants, the City Traffic Engineer presented t he plan for the pr oposed parking lot a nd reconunended approval. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, :i.t was moved a nd se onded that this reconnnendation be APPROVED., All were in favor . E. 304~312 SPRING STREET, N. W. Bi. 11 Todd , Inc a ; Mr. Robe rt W. Todd, 33 Gi.lmer Street , S . E. An off~street parking l ot with a tota l of 69 pa rking s pa cEe; attendant parking; 4 i nbound and 4 outbound rese rvoir s paces; two entrancei;; a nd two exits on Spri.ng Street . In the absence of Mr o Todd , the Ci ty Traffic Engineer present e d the plan for the propose d parking 1 t . Mr . Bevins pointed out that Mr . Todd needed to r eorgani ze the driveway arrangements so that they would better r e lat e to the a i sles. Giving ba ckground i.nf ormat ion~ Mr . Bevi ns s aid that the parking lot had been in opera tion for some time without a permit and that the City Clerk had notified Mr . Todd that a pe rmit would be require d if the parking lot were t o cont i nue in opera tion . Mr. Bevins ment ioned that, on several oc.ca.sions , it had been observed that vehicles were parked on the sidewalk area adjacent to t he park ing lot and that a chain or fence would remedy t his situat lon . Af ter dis cuss i on, the Ci ty Traffic �Minute s of the Traff ic a nd Tra ns porta tion Commission Me et ing ; March 27, 1967 , page 3 Eng ineer recommended a pproval wi th the pr ov 1.s 1.on that all excessive dr i veway s pa ce be phys ical ly cl osed , either wi th a suitable chain, or fenc e , or by ra i s i ng the cur b , and with the restric t i on of NO LEFT TURNS into the two ent rances or out of t he two exi ts on Spring Street. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, it wa s moved and seconded that this recommenda~ ti.on be APPROVED . All we r e in fav or . III. REPORT OF TRAFFI C ACCIDENTS, Supe rintendent J . L. Mose l ey . Super i ntendent Mosel ey r e ported that t otal enf orceme nt was u p approximately 17% a nd that, no t only had the number of cases increased , but the number of adj udi ca ted cases resulting i n a pena lty had i ncrea sed to app roximately 95%. He expla ined that this hi gh percenta ge indica te d that the cas es made were 11good ca ses ~11 Sergea n t Michael Edwards r e porte d t he fo llowing traffi c accidents thr ough March 26, 1967, a s c ompa red wi t h the s ame pe riod in 1966. 196 7 1966 Fatal A c c i d e n t so . o oeoooG OO QOOOO•o o o o o e o o o o o e o o 22 21 Injured Accident s •••••••••••••••• ••• ••• • •• •••• 577 594 Pr oper ty Dama ge Accidents •• • ••••• • ••• ••••••••• 4,5 57 • •••• ••• •• 5,109 5,156 I V. 5,72 4 REPORT OF THE CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER . A. Mr . Bevins r e ported tha t a traff ic si gnal metering devi ce had recently be en i ns t a lled on t he northbound Freeway on~r amp a t Tenth Street . He said t hat it is taking a l itt l e more time to get 6nt o the Freewa y at of f=pea k per i ods a nd t hat the t i me to get onto the Freeway du ring peak periods is abou t the same . In answer t o a question from the Vice Cha irman re ga rding any decrea se in rear end co llisions, Mr . Bevins re ported that no accidents had occurred on t he on~ramp since the installation of t he met ering device . However , he pointe d out tha t t h i s coul d be me re l y a "happenstance . " He mentioned t hat the only problem encountered thus f a r was tha t some motor ists we re not ob s erving t he tra ffic signa l, that a s tudy made last week indi cat ed vio l ations as high as 20% . He said that ~ of course , it wa s alwa ys be tter to get " v oluntary compliance , " rather tha n enf orced complia nce j and tha t furt he r studies would be made in the near futur e. . Orig inal observance was 96% to 97% . In sunnna ti.on, he sai d that the Traffic Engineer ing De pa r tme nt wa s we ll plea sed with t he installa tion , since over 78 accidents were r eported a t the lo cat ion last year . B. CASCADE AVENUE , from Beec.he r St r eet t oward Sandtown Road. Mr . Bevins re ported t hat last year parki.ng had been removed f rom this section of Cascad e Avenue a nd tha t it has been ma rked wi th a cent e r line and two lane lines . He s a id t hat complaints have been received from t he residents tha t they hav di ff icu lty entering Ca scade Avenue from their �l Minutes of the Tr aff i c and Trans porta tion Corrnnissi on Meeting; March 27 , 1967 ; page 4 dr i veways o Not ing t hat at l east one r es ident would probably appear at the next meeting of the Tr affi c , Parking and Transit Corrnnittee to request that on= street parking be allowed on Cascade Avenue, Mr. Bevins expla ined t ha t he wanted the Commission to be aware of the matter. C. WEST MARIETTA STREET, N.W.,, be t ween Ashby Street and Marietta Boulevard. Mr o Bevins s aid that he als o wished t he Commission to be aware of another matter to be b rought be fo re the Traffic, Parking and Transit Committee at its next meetingo He explained that the Committee had previously heard from Mr. Henry H. Ogden, Ogden Equ i pment Company, a nd from representatives of Mea d Packaging, wh i ch is loca ted across the street from Ogden Equipment Company , r ega r di ng on-s treet parking on the southwest side of the street . He fu rthe.r explained tha t , when the NO PARK.ING 7:00 A.M. TO 9:00 A.M. restric tion was re pla ce d with a NO PARK.JNG ANY TIME regu lation on the sou t hwes t side of Wes t Marie t ta Stree t alongside Mead Packaging property and as a result of a n investigation reques t ed by Mead Packaging, Mro Ogden requested tha t the previous rush hour restriction be re-ins talled to allow hi s employees a place to park on t he s treet after Noon (Mr. Ogden 's empl oyees had previously moved their automobiles from the northwest to the s outhwes t side of Wes t Marietta Street at Noon in order to comply with t he ru h hour r entrict ions o) s ince no off-s treet parking was currently avai l able f or Ogden Equ i pme n t Company employeeso Re pc r ting tha t t he Committee had di rected the two companies concerned t o send r e presentatives to t he l ocati on , with. a staff member of the Tra f f ic Eng ineering Depart me n t to a ct as med i ato r a nd a dvisor , and to work ou t a satis fac tory compromise wh i ch wou ld allow approximate ly fifteen on- street pa rking s paces on t he sout hwest side of West Marietta Street a.longsi. de Mead Packaging except from 7 :00 AoM. T·O 9 : 00 A.M. and except a t strategi po ints which wou ld obs t ruct s i ght distance or create traffic congest i on for vehic l es entering or ex i ting f r om Mead Packaging dr ivewa ys o On- street parking had been r eins talled. Mro Bev ins sa i d tha t he had been noti f ied that re presentat i ves of Mead Packaging planned to a ppea r before the Committee at its next me eting. Do ....,UCKIE STREET, N. Wo, from Techwood Drive to North Avenue . Mr o Bevins re ported tha t, since Luck i e Street is be ing res urfac ed, t he Traffic Eng ineer ing De partment wil l t ake t his opportun i ty to rel ocate the center line and lane line:s i.n order to make five lane s . He explained tha t it would be necessary to r emove al l pa r k i ng on the wes t side of t he stree t but that on-street parking would be re ta i ne d on the eas t si de o Mr . Bev ins said t ha t, as a result, two lanes inbound a n d t wo l a nes ou t bound would be in use at all times . V. OTHER BUSINESSo Ao I N ANSWER TO A QUESTI ON as to the park i ng restrict ions on Peachtree Road south of Centra l Chevrolet, 293 0 Peachtree Road 9 N.Wo 9 Mro Bev ins said, " There is no restriction at all from Centra l Chevro l et on down �Minutes of t he Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting ; March 27 9 1967 ; page 5 past The Cathedral of St. Ph i. lip. 11 He me nt ioned that this section of the west side of Pea chtree Road was 11 on the li.st 11 for future removal of onstreet pa rking a s wa s the east si.de of Peachtree Road i.n the area of the Ca the dral of Chris t the King. It was discuss ed that one parked vehicle necessit a ted much la ne changing and created traff i c congestion in the a rea. VI. Bo IN ANSWER TO A QUESTI ON regarding the final action of t he Board of Alder~ me n on the Commissi on's recomme nda tions to ban parking on certain st ree ts, Mr. Bev ins gave a brief surmnary. He me ntioned that, although at first gla n e it mi gh t 1,~ ok a s t hough littl e was accomplished in the removal of on =st r eet parking; i n actuality some impor tant progressive steps were t aken. C. THE USE OF RADAR DEVICES was the next t opic of discussion. Mr. Bevins remarke d tha t add itional si gns would probably be needed . Po i nt ing out tha t he would l ike to avoi d placing more signs than necessary, he assured t he Commission that the Tr aff i c Engi ne e ring Depa rtment could, if need be, s uppl y the si gns 11 in a hur ry . 11 He said that the Depar tment had about 1 ,000 p ie ces of metal available with i n a we ek or 10 days which would certain l y get the pro j e ct underway. NEXT MEE TINGi Monday , Apr i l 24 , 1967. The mee t ing wa s adjourne d at 3:: 10 p.m. �MINUTES OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATI ON COMMISSION MEETING A regular meet i ng of t he Traff ic and Transportation Connn i ss ion of the City of Atlanta was held i n the Al derman i c Chamb er of the City Hall ,on Monday, February 27, 1967 , at 2 ~00 p.m. The fo llowi ng members were present~ Mr. M. Mr . Mrc Mr . Mr o George Goodwi n, Cha i rman Ja ck Eo Crowde r, Vice Chairman Robe rt F. Adamson Gra dy Ao Lee Pe t er J o Stell i ng John Ro Wi lson , Jr . Absent ~ Mro Charles C. Math i as Also present were Ci.t y Tr aff i c Eng i ne er Kar l Ao Bevins ; Mr . Edmu nd W. Hughes , Managing Director ~ and Mr o P o Andrew Spr ' nger 9 Sa fety Engineer, The Atlant a Traffic and Sa f ety Coun c i l ; Sergean t Mi cha e l Edwards , Atlanta Pol i ce De partment ; Mr. John Gers on , Atlant a Trans i t Sys t em, I nc. , Alderman Jack Sunnners, Chairman, Traffic , Parking and Tr a ns i t Commi ttee o The mee t ing was called t o order by t he Cha irmano In his opening remarks , Mr . Goodwi n said t ha t ~ due t o t h e l a rge numbe r of cit izens pres ent , the entire a f ternoon would be g ive n to he a r ing from t he publ i c and t hat an EXECUTIVE SESSION would be he l d la t e r i n t he we ek. I. PUBLIC HEARI NG. Mr o Goodwi n ask e d Mr . Bev ins t o read t he l i s t of t h e var i ous i tems for c ons i de r a ti on . Mr. Bev · ns e x p laine d tha t~ a t the r e gular meeting of the Tr a ff ic , Park i ng and Tra nsi t Comm ~t tee of t he Boa r d of Alde rmen on Februa ry 8, 196 7, the City Traf fic. Eng i nee r h&d re c omme nde d and r e ques te d approva l of the follow i ng e A. ONE WAY S tre e t s . L 2. 3. 4o 5. Pea ch t ree St·re e t nor t hb ound f r om Bak er St reet t o 19 t h St r eet. We s t Pea ~h t re e St r eet s ou t b ound f r om 19th Stre et to Baker St re e t . r e s cen t Ave nue sou thbou nd f rom 14th Stree t t o Peach t ree P laceo Por te r P l ace ea s t b ound from We s t Peac h tree Str e et t o Pea chtree Street. Al exan de r St r e e t wes tb oun d from Pea chtree St r eet t o We st Pea cht re e St reet . 6 . Fourte e nth Stre e t westbound from P i edmont Avenue to Howell Mi ll Road . 7. Ten th Stree t east b ound f r om Br a dy Ave nue t o Char l es Alle n Drive. 8 . State S t reet s ou t hbou nd fr om 14t h St r,e e t to Hemphi ll Avenue . 9 o Atl anti c Dri v e nor th boun d f rom Hemphi.1 1 Av enue to 14th Stree to �Minutes of J he Traff ic a nd Transportation Corrnn i s sion Meet ing, February 27, 1967 ; page 2 B. NO PARKING ANY TIMEo 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Jun i per Street == east s ide , · from 12th Stree t t o Ponce de Leon Avenue. Piedmont Avenue == e as t s "de p from 3 d Street to 12th Stree t o P i edmont Avenue ==we s t s i de, f r om 14th St r eet to 13 t h Street. Fou rt eenth Stree t == south s i de , fr om P i edmont Av enue to Norths ide Driv e . Four teenth S :reet == nor t h s i.de 9 from 200 fee t: west of Peachtree Street to Norths i de Drive. Tenth Stre et= =nor t h s :' de 9 fr om Brady Avenue t o Myrt le Street. Peachtree Stree == ea st si de 9 fr om 12t h Stree t to 14th Street. As a substi t u t e for the City Tr affic Eng i neer ' s re c orrnnendations outl i ned . above , the Tra ff ic , Park :ng a n d Trans i t Corrnni tt ee ha d re c ommended with the concurrence of t he Ci ty Tr aff i Eng ine er · he fol l owing : lo That bot h s i des of Ten th Street from Howel l Mi ll Road to Piedmont Avenue be ma de NO PARKING ANY TlME. 2o That b oth s :' de of four t e enth St re et fr om Pea chtree Street to Howell Mi ll Road be made NO PARKING ANY TIME. 3. Tha t both s i des of Spring S reet 9 N.W. 9 from Fif t h S tree t to Peacht ree Street be made NO PARKI NG ANY TlME. 4. That both s i des of West Peacht ree St e e t fr om t he interse c tion of We st Pea chtree S reet 9 Pea ch t re e St reet, and Bake r Street north to the i ntersec tion of West Pea chtree Street 9 Pea ch tre e Street , and Ni neteenth St reet be made NO PARKI NG ANY TIME. 5. That bo th s i de s of Peach t ree Stree t from Bake r Stree t t o Fourt eenth Street be made NO PARKING ANY TIME . 6. That the west s i de f P i edmont Avenue, N. E . , r om Fourt eenth Street t o Th ir teenth St r eet be made NO PARKING ANY TIME. 7. That the F.' a s t side of P1.edmon Avenue 9 N.E., from Thir d St reet t o Twelfth Stree t be made NO PARKI N ANY TI ME. 8. That the east s i de of Ju n i.per S tree ts N. E. 9 fr om Twelfth S treet to Ponce de Leon Avenue be made NO PARK I NG ANY TI ME. 9. That wes bound t ra f f ic on Te nt h St reet 9 N.W., be pr ohib ited from mak i ng a lef t t urn int o t he sou t hbound on~ ramp of the North Freeway. 10. Tha t eas t bound r a ffic on Tenth St re et, N .w. , be prohibited from making a l eft t ll rn inco the northbound on= r amp of the North Freeway. 11 . That ea s tb ound traff i c on Tenth Street 9 N.W. 9 be proh i b it ed from ma k ing a l eft u rn i nto Wi ll iams Street . �Minutes of tt_ie Traff ic and Transport&t:10 page 3 Commis s ion Meeting ; Febr uary 27, 1967 ; 12. Tha t westbound traffic on Four t eenth St re e t , N.W., be prohibited fr om making a left t u rn into the southb ound on- ramp of the North Freeway o 13 . That eastbound t r aff i c on Fourteenth St r e et , N.W., be proh i bited from making a l eft turn i nto the northbound on- ramp of the North Freeway. 14. Tha t eastbound raff ic on Fourt een.th Stre et, N .w. 9 be proh i bited from mak ing a left turn i nt o Wi. 11 iams Street. 15. That westbound traf f° c on Nor .h Avenue? N . Wo, be prohibited from making a l eft t urn in.co t he sou t hbound on= ramp of the North Freeway. 16. That westbound t r af fi on North Avenue 9 N.W. mak i ng a left tur in o W .11:· ams Street. 17. That eastboun d traffic on Nort h Avenue ? NoWo 9 be prohibited from mak i ng a le ft t ur n i nto t he northbound on=ramp of the Nor t h Freeway. 9 be prohibited from Mr. Bevins said tha t t he Traffic Eng inee r i ng De par t ment i s, of c ourse, willing to se e t he compl et e e l ~mina tion of a ll park i ng on the aforementioned streets ( as l i s te d in t he subs titut e pr opos a l ) plu s some NO LEFT TURN regula tions given a tr i al. He sa id fur · her, "Howeve r, we are convinced that these mea sures will no t gi ve su ff 1.c · en t traffic. i mpr v ement to j us ti fy the i nconvenience and the problems c reatedo The pro posed ONE WAY operation of the four =s treet c omb i na tion ( Pea chtree S tree t=-West Peachtree Street and Tenth Street == Fourtee nt h S tre et ) i s , i n our judgment 9 t he mos t sensib le a n d sat isfactory answer availabl e today to increase t he craf fic carry ing ca pa ci ty of streets i n th i s part of he c · t y a nd to clear up re c ogni ze d existing se ri ou s traffic congestio _ problems. ONE WAY opera tion of these particular s tre ets solve s more problems and yields g eater t r aff ic carrying capacity than would any oth er street s i the area~ In addit i on, ONE WAY operation of these streets fit s with the ot her exis t ing ONE WAY stree t s in the area and fs ets the s tage ' for additiona l ONE WAY streets a n d /or reve rsible lane streets a s neededo Operati ng these street s ONE WAY offe r s a s ubs tan tial ( 20% t o 30% i ncrease i_n apa c ity over two =way opera tion on these four s treet s with added s ubs tantial in reas es on sev e ra l a d jacent s t reets. In add ition ( and of equa l i mpor tance), r::he ONE WAY operation of t hese stree.ts would pe nnit us to ' clear up' ten or t welve congested intersections by e l iminating unsatisfa tory three =phase operation and c hanging to s i mpl e t wo=phase operation. All of t hese benefits ould be rea lize d with ONE WAY operation and the re l atively minor additi ona parking restrictions l i s ted. " Al derman G. Everett Millican reque.sted explanat ion of the proposed NO LEFT TURN restri ct ionso I n explaini ng the proposed change , the C.i.ty Traffic Engineer said tha , 1n h i s opin ' on~ the proposal was a rather poor sub = stitute for ONE WAY oper ation of the streets~ but that NO LEFT TURN re str i c = tions would c lear up the c ongest ion at ertain points to where it was reasonable . Mr . Bevins s ai., "We either go to ONE WAY street or NO PARKING and �Mi nutes of the Traffic a nd Transporta t i on. Connni ss i on Meet i ng ; February 27 9 1967 ; page 4 NO LEFT WRN restrictions or s ay tha the r e i s n ot h i ng tha t can be done . 11 Mr . w. E . Cl ark, 1107 Peachtree Street, sa id tha t he was concerned about "how people wou ld get out o f At l ant a" f t he proposed NO LEFT WRN restric= tions were i ns t alled . 0 Aldennan George Cotsakis r e ue s t ed fur the r explanat i on of the proposed park= ing bans . Mr . Bevi ns ment "on ed t hat , at a previous he.aring on the ONE WAY stree t proposal s, re s i dent s and b s inessmen of the streets under considera t i on repea ted ly sa i D i n effe c t , "Don' t make my st re et one way. Take the parking offo 11 The pro pos a l that bo t h s i des of Peach · ree St eet fr om Baker Street to four.= teenth S t reet be made NO PARK NG ANY TI ME c ame u nder discu ssion, with Mr. Edgar Gay, Gay Me n's Shops , 100 4 Pe a chtree Stree 9 N.E., and spokesma n for the Tenth S t ree t Bus i nes s Ass ociation, giv1r:g c onsiderable ba ckground i nformation regard~ ing the a r ea and saying t ha t ne bus ines smen could foresee heav y financial losses if NO PARKI NG ANY TIME were i ns t alled. He s tressed the point that, at this t i.me ~ no add i. i onal off=street pa rk i ng was availab le. He also said that a traffic c ongest ion prob lem exi sted in t he Te nth St ree t a r ea onl y dur ing peak rush hou r s. Mr. Char le s W. Bergman, Attorney~ re p resenting pro per ty owners and resident s in the a r ea o f t he i n· e rse tion of J u n i per Street and Tenth Stree t , said that t he property owner s woul d be avers ely a ff e t ed by the installation of NO PARKING be caus e pr e sent tenant s would leave a n d be cause it would be d ifficu l t 1 if not impossibl e, to get new te nant s . Mr. Be rgman s aid that, if the City removed park i ng n t he sou t h side of Te nt h S treet , it would be more or l e ss tak i ng the prope rty. Mr . W. E. Cla rk made additional remarks wh ·.i ch included the sta t ement that real estate drops fr om 20'% to 40% n a ONE WAY s t r eet. He said tha t Pea chtree Street had no t ra ffic problems excep t du ring peak r ush h ours , particul arly on Fridays ac the i nterse c t1on of Fourteenth Street and Peacht ree Stree t. Aldenna n Mi ll ie.an also made add i tional rema rks . He said that Atlant a had to have NO PARK. NG 0r ONE WAY s t reets in the Downtown Ar ea a n d s ugge s te d t ha t West Pea ch ree Street an Spri .g Streec m gh t be considere d for ONE WAY operation. He strEsse · tn e 1mportan -:e of i n creased wrecker serv ice and suggested a $25.00 fine for park 1 g 1n a restric t ed area. Stre ss ing the importance of i ncrea sed enforcemen t~ Al derman Mi ll can sa i d that he could see no necess icy t or a NO PARK l NG nsc r ic ti on dur ing the middl e of the day on Wes t Pea c h tree Stree L, Pea ch · ree St reet 9 or Spring Street . 0 0 Mr. J. J. Bader f t he Tent h S reet bus ~ness dist rict sa id that the smal l me r c hants in the area wou ld un doub ·edl lose i f al l on=s treet parking were removed. H~ po ...r,red ou r t-1:.at: c he C1 ty, i n t urn, would lose taxpayers as the busines ses c l osed. �Mi nu t es of the Traffic and Tr anspor tation Connni ss i on Meet i n g ; February 27, 1967; page 5 Mr . J oe Sh i ppen , whose fam i l y owns proper t y in the Pershing Po i nt area, i. e. Rose Bowl Restaurant , an apar t ment bu i l di ng , etc , a sked t hat ons treet parking be removed only dur ing rush h ours. Mrs . Benne t t , Benne tt Paint and Supply Co., 118 Tent h Stre et , N.E. , said that , when Tenth Stree t was wi dened a nd on= stree t park ing on t he ir side of the stre e t wa s subsequently r emoved, t h e business survive d. She said tha t the bus i ne s s ou l d survive ONE WAY tra ffi oper a tion. She pointed out, howev er , that t he bus i ness could not survive a dd i t i onal on=s treet parking r emoval . Mr. Robe rt W. Bi vens , Exe cut i ve Di re c tor, Central At l a nta Progress , Inc. , submit ted c op i es of t he or ganization's Fe brua r y 23, 196 7, Newsletter , wh i ch i ncluded the f oll owi ng s t atement ~ 11 0N HASTY REMOVAL OF PARK1NG " The Ci t y s hou l d t h ink t wice before banning park i ng 24 hrs. pe r da y in c l ose =in areas simp ly be cause it ca nnot , or does no t , enforce a 2=hr . ban dur i ng peak tra ffic hours . Why not rigid enforcement with STIFF f i nes , prompt t ow=away, violators foot ing t he b ill === a s int·e rmediate step, before total remova l ? Ne ighborhoods are imp rt ant, too o" Mr. Sam A. Dor se y, Att orney, r e pr esenting prope rty owners on Spr i ng St r e et between Four t eenth Stre et and Peac ht re e Street, s aid tha t a t ota l ba n of on- s treet park ing in he area would serve no purpose. He maintaine d t hat the a f ternoon rush hour traffi conges tion on Spr i ng Stree t was the resul t of a b ot t l eneck further nor th on Pe ach t r ee Street at Pea ch t ree Station. He s ai d that the comp lete r emova l of on=street park ing on Spr i ng Stree t would simpl y send veh cles mor e uickly to a wait ing poi nt t o get through th e bottleneck. 0 Mr . Brannon Le&esne, H. M. Patterson & Son , 1020 Spring Stree t, N.W., expl ained that, al · ho i Ho Mo Patte rson & Son has c ons i derable off=s tree t park ing , there were times when on= street pa rk i ng was necessary . He said tha t the compl ete removal of pa rk ing on Spr .°.ng St reet at all times would de finite ly crea te a hardsh i p on s me people , pa rticu la r l y be t ween t he hours of 9 : 00 ao m. and 4 : 00 p . m. He sai d furth e r that the traffi c f lows general l y well down Spr ing St reet exce pt betweE.n t he hours of 4 ~00 p.m. and 6 ~00 p . m. Mr. Harry Gilham, Georgia Li gh t."' ng Su pply Company, Inc. 9 835 Spring Stre et, N.W. , explaine his problem, io e. tha t he had a l ease on h i s pres ent loca~ tion wh ich would not expire in t he near future~ that h i s whole s a le bus i ness was dependent upon fou r or f .t ve callers a day , and that the fou r or five callers had to park on the s treet. He sa i d thats a l though the comp lete removal of on=s treet parking would c ompl e t ely c:.ripple his bus iness, a ONE WAY traffic pattern would do it no rarm . �,- Minutes of the Traf f i c and Transportation Comm i ss ion Meeting; February 27, 1967; page 6 Dro J. L.o Hawk, J. L. Hawk Dru g Store, 11 76 West Pea ch tree St re et, N.W., a t fourteenth St ree t , asked t ha t the Commi ss i on recommend against removing on- s treet pa rking adja cent to hi s business, i n operat ion in 1919. Dr. Hawk said that he was .oncerne d about how ·us t omers would get t o his store and said tha t h i s bus i ness c ou ld not surv ive w .t hout on-street parking on West Pea chtree S tree to He sa i d t hat, as nearby on-street park ing was de = creased , he has had t o inc r ease h i s del i v e r y service. 0 Mr . Ben Sh i ppen , another member of t he family own i ng property i n the Pershing Point area , i. e . Ros e Bowl Restau ran t, a n apartment building , etc.., also requested that on=stre et park i ng -I n t he area r ema in dur ing the day with only a rush hour restriction. Mr . Dean Dodds , Dean's Firea r ms & Ac c£ss or i es 9 11 26 West Peachtree Street, N.E o, said that the remov a l of on=street parking i n t he area would result in eithe r moving t o a nother location or dissolv i ng the bus iness . Mr. D. Oo Beu s se , Gene r al Mana ger, Bi l t more Ho te l , 81 7 West Peachtree Street , NaE. ~ sa i d that on ly du rir,g t he a fternoon rush hours was there a tra ffi c problem on West Pe a ch t ree St reet . He s aid that, al t hough the remov al of on=street pa rk:ing wou ld pose no prob lem for the Bi ltmore Hotel, ONE WAY mov ement of traff ic. would adv ersely aff e c t t he ope r ation of the ga ra ge acros s t he stree t be cause it wou ld be necessary to drive eight blocks to get to the garage a' Speaking i n b ehalf o f the Bi l t more Hotel, he was defin itely agains t ONE WAY operat ion on West Pea chtree Stre et o Mr. Frank J . La chn i t, who ope r a t es an antique bus iness at 1166 West Peachtree S treet , N. W., wh i ch i s a cr oss t he st r eet from Dr. Hawk's Dru g Store , was very mu ch opposed t o the r emov al o f on=street pa r king on West Peachtree Street. He said t ha t t he re were no off= st ree t parkin g garages i n t he area and there was no hope of ge tting one. Mr . Lachn "t su gges t ed tha t West Pea chtre e Street might be ma de ONE WAY i nbound dur ing ·he morning hours and ONE WAY outbound la t e r in t he da y; he expla i ned tha t t h.is t ype of operation worke d well in Toron t o , Canada , a city about the s ize of At lant a o Mr . La chnit also sug= gested that a traf fi c s · gnal be installed ac Persh i ng Po i n t . Mi ss Claribel Hi ller, who operates an art galle ry a t 93 3 We s t Peachtree St reet , N. E. , s aid t hat a t n time dur ing the day a r e bo t h lanes of West Pea chtree S tree t in ful l use and that s he c oul d s ee no need for taking park i ng off We st Pea ch tre e Street at any time. Al s o, she su gges te d t hat, if ONE WAY streets were inst a l le d, Pea ch t ree Stre e t and Spring Street would be the mos t l ikely pa ir. Mr. Fred Patterson 9 H. M. Pa tt ers on & Son~ expressed h i s oppos ition to the remov al o f on=s tree t park i ng on Spring Stre et and on Wes t Pea chtree St r eet. He noted ~ however 9 tha t the pa r k ing on cross street s i n t he area would probabl y hamper t raffic attemp ting to re a ch Freewa y ramps. Mr. W. T. Ba r be r 9 533 Tenth Street 9 N.W., speak ing for re s i dent s and property owne r s of the area 9 said that his was a frin ge a r ea a nd that t r affic has been de clining . He said t hat to e limina t e pa rkin g c omple te ly would , in turn, �Minutes of the Tr a ffic a nd Tra nsportat i on Commi ss i on Meeting; February 27, 1967; page 7 elimi nate certa i n sma l l bus ines se s . He e x plained that neither he nor his neighbors were f i nanc iall y able t o relocat e their businesses to some other sect i on of the Ci t y . He also po int ed ou t t hat to remove on- street parking to speed traffic th r ough t he area would , i n most cases, be speeding nontaxpayers to outly ing a re a s . In clos i ng , Mr . Barber submitted a petition asking the Alderman ic Boa r d 11 to re c ons i de r any proposal to prohibit parking on Tenth Street. 11 Mr. Grady Sewell , owner of a barber shop at 531 Tenth Street, N.W., said that many small bus i nesse s i n h i s a r ea did not have driveways and that no reasonable location was av a i lable for an off- street parking facility. Speaking for other small bus i nesses i n h i s area as well as his own, he opposed the removal of on- st r ee t pa r k i ng on Tenth S t reet . The discuss i on the n s h i fted to t he P i edmont Avenue and Juniper Street area·. Miss Carolyn Hi nma n , 923 P i edmont Ave nue, N.E. , said that she now had rental units a n d tha t she was dependent upon the income from the property. She said that i t would be i mpossible to k eep the present tenants or to get other tenants i f the on=s t reet pa r k ing were c ompletely removed from Piedmont Avenue. She asked that pa r k i ng be removed only dur i ng rush hours. Mr . Robe r t E o She rrell , 96 0 P i edmon t Avenue ; N.E., opposed the proposal to make the east s i de of P i edmont Av enue, N.E. , from Third Street to Twelfth Street NO PAR.K I NG AN Y TIME . He s a i d t ha t t here was no traffic problem on Piedmont Avenu e in th i s area exce p t perhaps during rush hours. He pointed ou t that this se ction of P i edmon t Avenue is primarily res i dential and that most of t he houses were bu i lt ma ny years ago when there was no need for driveways o He said that the removal of parkin g would be an ex treme hardship on these res iden ts . Mr . J err y Zimmerman ~ Piedmont Pharma y, I nc ., 99 1 P i edmont Avenue , N.E. , at Ten t h Street , said t hat most o f t he pe op l e i n the are a a r e e lderly people who a r e de pe n den t upon t he i r income from r e nt al pr ope rty . He sa i d that , al t hou gh t he residen t s a re genera l ly agreea ble to a rush hour parking r e st ric t i on , t he c omp lete remov al of on=stre et pa rking would make their rental pr oper t y unrentable. Mr . Russ ell Mar tin, 83 5 P iedmon t Avenue, N.E., a l so exp r essed opposit i on t o t h e c ompl e t e removal of on=street pa rking on P i edmont Avenue. Mr s . George Norman , a res i d ent of P i e dmont Ave nue be tween Sev enth Street a nd Eighth Stre et, s a i d t ha t she fe l t that tickets should be i ssued to mo t orist s wh o do not ob s erve ru s h h our r e stricti on s . Also oppos ing the i ns t all ation of f u rther NO PARKIN G r estricti ons on Pie dmont Av enue was Mro La rry Nichol s on , who s aid that, during t he da y, Pie dmont Avenue was c lea r of all tra ffic conge s tion. �Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Corrnni ss i on Meeting ; February 27, 1967; page 8 The City Tr aff ic Engi n ee r express e d his appreciation of the many interested citizens who ha d giv en t he ir vi ews on the v arious proposals. He said that the Commi ss i on wi shed to exp l ore a ll of the possib i lit i es in solv i ng traffic problems throughout t he Ci ty and st r essed that the solutions were not based upon what would mov e the most v ehicles in the short est length of time , but rather , what could be done to effec t a "net gain" for the Community. Mr. Robert L. Sommervi lle , P r e s i dent, Atlanta Transit System, Inc., said that , although the r emov al of on- st r eet parking would not greatly affect the Atlan t a Tra ns i t System ' s ope rat i on of buses , he did not understand all of the preparat i on to make t he streets of Atlanta into raceways which would s i mply speed non- taxpayers to outlying areas. He said that he thought the City should start tax i ng them before giving them any benefit of this k i nd . He also s ai d tha t, " The no t ion that we have to have NO PARKING ANY TIME including Sunda ys seems to be go i ng far beyond wha t we need to do ·. 11 In h i s c los i ng r ema r ks , the Cha irman , Mr. Goodwin, said that the handwriting is more or less on t he wall that the removal of all on-street parking will eventua lly be ne cess ary on certa i n Ci ty streets. He mentioned that the Tenth Street bus ines s d i s trict would someday have to have off-street pa r k ing and tha t t he bus ines se s c once rned should begin as soon as possible to provide off- street parking facilitie s . He sugges t ed tha t , in all such area s , resident ia l and bus i ness, whe re off~ s tre et parking does not pre sently exist , action should be t aken to provi de su ch parking, because, year after year, the numbe r of v ehicle s us i ng the s t r ee t s of t he City of At l anta will steadily i ncreas e and off- street pa rk ing wi l l be re qu ired to clear the streets for t raf f i c movement. THE EXECUTIVE SESS I ON OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMI SSION wa s held on March 3, 1967. After cons i derable d i scuss i on of the NO PARKING re s trict ions referre d t o the Corrnni ss i on by t he Boa r d of Aldermen on February 20 , 1967 , t he Traffic and Transporta tion Commi ss ion r ecommended the f ol lowing : A. PEACHTREE STREETo 1. 2. 3. B. East s ide; from 12th Street t o 14th Street; NO PARKING ANY TIME . East side; from 14th Street to 15th Stree t; NO PARKING ANY TIME. We s t side ; from 13th Street to 14t h Stre et ; NO PARKING ANY TIME. WEST PEACHTREE STREET. 1. 2. 3. 4. East s ide; from East side; from TO 7 : 00 PQM. East side; from ING ANY TIME. East s ide; from ING ANY TIME West side; from TIME. 10th Street to 11th Street ; NO PARKING ANY TIME. 13th Street to 15th Street; NO PARKING 4:00 P.M. Si mpson St re et to Wes t Peachtree P l ace; NO PARKNorth Avenue to Ponce de Leon Avenue; NO PARK- Q 5. North Avenue t o Linden Avenu e; NO PARKING ANY �Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; February 27, 1967; page 9 C. FOURTEENTH STREET. 1. 2. 3. D. JUNIPER STREET . 1. E. North s i de; from West Peachtree Street to Spring Street; NO PARKING ANY TIME. (Mr. Grady A. Lee cast a negative vote.) North side ; from Peachtree Street to West Peachtree Street; NO PARKING ANY TIME o South side ; from Hemphill Avenue to Curran Street; NO PARKING ANY TIME. East side ; from 12th Street to Ponce de Leon Avenue; NO PARKING ANY TIME. PIEDMONT AVENUE. 1. 2. 3. East side ; from 3rd Street to 12th Street; NO PARKING ANY TIME. West s i de; from 13th Street to 14th Street; NO PARKING ANY TIME. West side ; from 14th Street to 15th Street; NO PARKING ANY TIME. In discussing the east side of Piedmont Avenue from Third Street to Twelfth Street, it was agreed that the recommendation be NO PARKING ANY TIME; however, the Commission a s ked the City Traffic Eng i neer to notify the members of the Traffic, Parking and Transit Committee at their forthcoming meeting on March 8, 1967 , that it was the Commission's suggestion that a NO PARKING 4 : 00 P.M. TO 7 : 00 P .M. r estriction might be used on Piedmont Avenue from Tenth Street to a point approximately 400 to 600 feet south of Tenth Street to g i ve the merchants in the a rea some temporary relief. II. PERMITS FOR OFF~STREET PARKING FACILITIES . A. 199 ~201 FORSYTH STREET, S.W. Parkrite, Inc., 197 Forsyth Street, S.W.; Mr . Ja ck H. Ke l ly. An off- street parking lot with a total of 34 park ing spaces ; a ttenda nt park i ng ; 10 i nbound and 10 outbound reservoir spa c es; one entra n ce on For s y th St r eet and one exit on Garnett Street. The City Traffic Engineer recommended approval wi th the r estrictions of NO LEFT TURNS i nto the entrance on Forsyth Street and NO LEFT TURNS out of the exit on Ga rnett S t re et . IN EXECUTIVE SESSION on March 3, 1967 , it wa s moved and s econ ded that t h i s recommendat i on be APPROVED . All were in favor. B. AIR RIGHTS OVER THE RAI LROAD TRACKS IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY MARIETTA STREET, SPRI NG STREET , HUNTER STREET, AND TECHWOOD DRI VE. Downtown Developme n t Corp. ; Mr. John Edwa rds, Jr. , Tr a ffi c Planning Associate s . An o ff =st r eet parking garage of two decks with a t ot al of 1, 73 4 parki ng s paces ; sel f - park i ng ; 22 i nbou nd reservoir s pace s and 27 out bound res ervo ir spaces ; one entrance on Spring Str eet and one doub l e entra nce on t he Techwood Vi a duct ; one doub l e ex it on Spr ing Stre e t a nd one doub l e exi t on t he Techwood Vi aduct. �Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commi ssion Meeting ; February 27, 1967; page 10 The City Traffic Engi neer recommende d a pproval with certain changes i n design and wi t h certain restrict i ons : Changes in des i gn include (1) that mod ifi ca t i ons be ma de i n the ent ra nce and ex i t ais l es which would remove certain parking stalls that might tend to impede the movement of through traffic in the entrance and exit aisles and (2) that an internal ramp a r r a ngement or other suitable means be provided to permit vehicles from each of the two decks to exit to Techwood Drive in a manner which provides for both r i ght turns and left turns into Techwood Drive, or, a s a n a lternate , that a direct connection f rom each of the two de cks to Hunte r St re e t would be a su i table a nd preferre d alternate to the above - mentioned left turns into Techwood Drive. Restrictions include (1) NO LEFT TURNS int o the Spring Street entrance and (2) NO LEFT TURNS out of the Spring Street exit. I N EXECUTIVE SESSI ON on March 3, 1967, it was move d and seconde d t ha t this re c ommenda tion be AFPROVED. All were in favor. III. REPORT OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ; Superintendent J. L. Moseley. Sergeant Michael Edwards submi tted a repor t showing the following tra ffic acc idents throu gh Fe bruary 26 , 19 67 , as compa red wi th the ~ame period i n 1966 . 1967 1966 Fa t a l Accidents. .. . .. ... . .... .. . . . . . . . ... . .. 15................ 13 Injured Accidents •••• • •••• ••••• •• ••• • •••• •• • 402 •••••••••••••••• 386 Prope rt y Damage Accide nts ••• • • • • •• • • • • • ••••• 3,062 •••••••••••••••• 3,407 3 ,479 I V. V. 3 ,806 ROUTI NE ORDINANCES. The City Tra ff i c Engine er presented t he r outine or dinances , which were approved by t he Tr affi c and Tra ns por t a t i on Commi s s ion. (For a comp lete list of the rou t ine ordinances , se e t he Minut e s of t he Traffic, Parking and Transit Committe e Meeting for March 8, 1967.) NEXT MEE TING : Monda y , Ma rch 27, 1967 . The meeting wa s adjourned at 4 ~30 p . m. �) MINUTES OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATI ON COMMIS SION MEETING regular meeting of the Traffic and Tra nsporta t ion Connni ss ion of the City of Atlanta was held in Connnittee Room No. 1 of the Ci t y Hall on Monday, January 30, 1967 , at 2 ~00 p.m. The following members were present ~ A Mr . George Goodwin, Cha i rma n Mr . John R. Wi lson , Jr. Absent ~ Mr. Robert F. Adamson Mr. Jack E. Crowder, Vice Chairman Mr. Grady A. Lee Mr. Charles C. Math i as Mr. Pete r J. Stelling Al so pres ent were City Traffic Engineer Karl A. Bevins ; Mr. P. Andrew Sp ringer, Sa f ~t y Eng inee r , The Atlanta Tra ffi c and Sa fety Council; Mr. J. H. Cone, Jr., At lanta Transit Syst em, Inc . ; and Ca ptain John T. Ma rler and Sergeant Michael Edwar ds, At lan t a Pol ic e De partment . The meeting wa s called to order by the Chairman and t he following business was consi dered. I. II. HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC . None. PERMITS FOR OFF- STREET PARKING FAC I LITIES . A. THE BLOCK BOUNDED BY WEST PEACHTREE STREET, LINDEN AVENUE , SPRING STREET, AND NORTH AVENUE . Life Insurance Company of Georgia; Cen t ra l Parking, Inc., Mr . Gar l and Follis. An off- s treet parking garage with a total of 550 parking spaces; self- parking -or attendant park ing ; 27 inbound reservoir spaces and 30 outbound reservo i r spaces; one entrance from North Avenue, one entrance from Linden Avenue, and one en t rance from Sp ring Street; one exit on North Avenue , two exits on Linden Avenue, and one exit on Spring Street. A REQUEST TO RENEW THE RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN ON SEPTEMBER 21, 1964, was made by Mr . Fo ll i s, who s tated that no changes whatsoever had been made in t he pl ans since their a pproval . He pointed out t hat the onl y change nece ss ary i n t he resolution would be the inc lusion of his name a s the person subm itti ng the application . The City Traffic Engineer said that, in his opinion , the re quest was "completely in order" and recommended approva l. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, the application was APPROVED. �Mi nutes of the Traffic and Transpor tat ion Commission Meeting; January 30, 1967; page 2 B. 196 MITCHELL STREET , S . W. A A A Park ing, I nc., 75 Houston Stre et, N.E. ; Mr. Ra lph R. Carroll . An o ff-stre e t parki ng l ot with a total of 55 parking space s ; s el f - pa r k ing ; 6 inbound an d 6 outb ound reservoir spaces; one en tr ance and one ex i t on Mi tche ll Street. Mr. Carroll presente d the pl an s for the prop o sed pa r kin g lot. The City Tr affic Engin eer s ai d that the plans were in order a nd in accordance with the st andard s be i ng f ollowed. The City Traffic Engineer recommended a pproval. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, the a pplication wa s APPROVED. C. 1532=3 4- 36 - 38 BEECHE R STREET, S. W. Mr . J. R. Johnson, 965 Cascade Avenue, S.W. An off =s tr ee t park i ng lot wi th a t o ta l of 25 parking space s; sel fpa rk ing; 10 inboun d a n d 10 outbound reservo ir spaces; one entrance and one exit on Bee c her S tr eet. In the a bse nce of Mr . Johnson, t h e City Tra ffic En gineer pre sented the pl ans for t h e p ropo sed park i ng lo t and re c ommended approval. IN EXECUTIVE SESS I ON , the a ppl i cati on wa s APPROVED. III . REPORT OF TRAF FIC AC CI DENTS ; Super i n ten dent J . L . Moseley. I n the absence of Supe rinten dent Moseley, Ca pta in John T . Marler a nd Sergea n t Michael Edwards repre s ente d the Pol ic e De partment. Captain Marler mentioned that, while fatal acciden ts h ave de crea sed, there has been a su bs tantia l inc rea s e in accidents re sult in g in in jur i es. He rep or te d the fol l ow1ng traffic accidents thr ough January 29, 1967, as compar ed with the same pe riod in 1966. IV. 1967 1966 Fata l AccidentSo oo•ooo o ooooooo oooo o••·· · ······ 7 Injured A c c i d e n t S o o o o ooooo o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o • o • o 244 Property Damage Accidents • • •• • • •••••••• ~ •••••• 1,469 182 1,720 1,720 1,909 7 REPORT OF THE CITY TRAFFI C ENGINEER. Mr. Bev ins said chat the p rimary function of the Tra ffic Engineer ing De partment i s to "exact the maximum u s e from our exis ting s treet system." He summar ized the 1966 activit 1. esof the Department a s follows~ 1. The Board of Aldermen adopted a system of "Arteria l S treets" and "Colle ct or S treets as recommended jo int ly by t he Department s of Plann ing, Construction , and Traffic Engineering. �Mi nute s of the Tra f fic and Transpor tation Commi ss ion Meet i ng; January 30, 1967; page 3 2. elf the 147 "Arterial St reets, " 45 have had the traffic signing u pgraded to p ermit them t o be designat ed a s "through st r eets . " Suitable ordinances are now be ing p repa red for t he se 45 streets and additional stree ts are be ing readied for "through street " designation. 3. Pea ch t ree Road fr om Fourteen th Street to We s ley Road where travel t ime in the peak hours wa s reduced 50% wh i le the volume of traffi c handled increa sed 23%. 4. P i edmont Avenue from North Avenue to Cheshire Bri dge Road where t ravel time was cut 34% "n the P.M. rush and 12% i n t he A.M. ru sh. 5. Norths i de Drive fr om the Northwes t Freeway to Northside Pa rkway where trave l time was c ut 19% i n the P.M. rush and 15% i n the A.M. ru s h. 6. Norths i de Drive from Bi shop St reet to Fourteenth Street where a n ex tra lane southbou nd cut A.M . ru s h delays subs tan tia l ly. 7. Northside Drive at Bi shop S treet whe re NO LEFT TURN regu l a tions r educe d travel time from Fou rteenth Street to Bishop Street 35% whi l e the number of vehicles through the intersection increa s ed 14% in the peak hour. 8. Bankhead Avenue from Nort hs i de Drive to Hollywood Road where parking removal added a lane and revisions at critica l interse ctions i ncreased capacity and reduce d travel time . 9. Atlanta Stadium traffic op erations system which has consistantly c leared even ca pa c i ty crowds in 30 minu tes or l ess afte r the end of games. 10 . A summary of other activities for the yea r 1966 shows ~ Interse tions channelized•••••• •••• •• •••••••••••••••••••••••• 34 Park ing meters repaired in service ••••••••• • •••••••••••• ••• •• 26,364 Traffic signs replaced.0•0000••0••0•••••••••••• ••••00•••••••• 5,493 New traffic signs i nst alle d ••••••••• ; •• •• • • ••••••••• • •••••• • • 3 , 237 Traffic signs in service (to tal) •••••••••••••••••••••• ••••••• 43 , 733 Crosswalks and stop l ines remarked •• • ••• • •• ••• • •• •••••••••••• 1,551 Ne~ cros swalks --stop l ines installed••••••••••••• ••• ••••• •• • • 11 4 Total crosswa lks ~~stop lines i n service •••••••• ••• ••••••••••• 3,6 2 1 Miles of cent e r line and l ane l ine remark e d ••• • ••• • •••••••• • • 1,037 Mi les of center l ine and l ane line installed new. ...... ... . .. 54 Total mi le s of center l i ne and lane l ine i n s ervice . . . . . . . . . . 755 Traffic s i gnals in service•• •• • • ••• ••• • •••••••••••••••••••••• 618 Traffic s ignals installed (new)••••••••••••••• •••• •••••••• • • • 17 Traffic s ignals r e v i s e doooo oooooo o o • o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o oo oo o oo 11 7 Damage d signals repairedoooooooo••• • • o •• •• • ••• •• •oo ooo•• •••o• 122 Per i od school spee d l i mi t s igns i ns ta ll ed. ..... . .... . .. . ... . . 22 Period school speed l i mi t signs in service. ... . . . . . . . . . . .... . 57 "City owned" street lights installed (new) ... .... .. ..... . . ... 47 Damaged street lights r e paired••• • • • ••••• •• ••• ••••••••••••••• 81 Total "City owned" st reet lights in se rvice•••• ••••••••••••• • 5,330 �Minutes of the Traf fic and Transp ortation Commi ss ion Meeting; January 30, 1967; page 4 11. A to ta l of 14, 42 5 reques ts a nd/o r complaints were re c eive d , i nvestiga ted , an d appropr iate action was taken on each item . 12. Unde r c ontract with the Georgia Power Company, 1,98 5 new s treet lights were i ns ta l led, a nd 1 ,931 street lights were converted t o mo de r n mercury l i gh t s . Street lighting on 29 thoroughfares was upgraded to modern s tandards. 13. In add ition , a new rate schedule wa s negotiated wit h t he Geo r gia Power Company wh ich reduced e nergy c os t equ iva l en t to s aving $1, 900 pe r mon th or a pproxima t e l y 3 . 5%. I n a dditio n , the "ins t a ll a t ion" char ge of $57 . 50 per s tre e t ligh t ha s be en e l i minated . Th i s charge a l one formerl y amounted t o $25 , 000 per ye ar . 14. Th e City of At l a nt a re tained the firm of Wilbur Smith and Associates t o make a c ompl et e parking survey of Downtown Atlan ta . The field work is c omp lete a nd t he r e por t i s now being pre pa red. 15 . Some pr ogress was made i n the i mprovemen t of main te nanc e of t ra ffic signals and s treet l ights . Mr . Bevins also
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  • Text: MINUTES OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING A regular meeting of the Traffic and Transportation Commission of the City of Atlanta was held in Committee Room No. 1 of the City Hall on Monday, November 27, 1967, at 2:00 p.m. The following members were present: Mr. George Goodwin, Chairman Mr. Jack E. Crowder, Vice Chairman Mr. John R. Wilson, Jr. Absent: Mr. Robert F. Adamson Mr. Charles C. Mathias Mr. Peter J. Stelling Mr. Grady A. Lee Also present were City Traffic Engineer Karl A. Bevins; Mr. P. Andrew Springer, Safety Engineer and Mr. Edmund W. Hughes, Managing Director, The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council; Mr. William Nix, Atlanta Transit System, Inc.; and Superintendent J. L. Moseley, Atlanta Police Department. The was I. II. meeting was called to order by the Chairman and the following business considered. HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC. none PERMITS FOR OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES. Ae 17 BAKER STREET, N.W. Mr. H. L. DeFoor, DeFoor Realty Company, 310 Candler Building. An open lot with 51 spaces; self parking; 4 inbound reservoir spaces; one entrance-exit on Baker Street. Mr. H. L. DeFoor presented the plan for the proposed parking lot. The City Traffic Engineer recommended approval of this application. The Commission approved this recommendation. 16 SIMPSON STREET, N.W. Mr. H. Le DeFoor, DeFoor Realty Company, 310 Gandler Building. An open lot with 38 spaces; self parking; 4 inbound reservoir spaces; one entrance-exit on Simpson Street. Mr. H. L. DeFoor presented the plan for the proposed parking lot. The City Traffic Engineer recommended approval of this application. The Commission approved this recommendation. Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; November 27, 1967; page 2 C. 351 CHAPEL STREET, S.W. Mr. Edward W. Hunt, 2927 Collier Drive, N.W. An open lot with 49 spaces; self parking; 2 inbound and 2 outbound reservoir spaces; one entrance on Chapel Street, one exit on Markham Street, Mr. Edward W. Hunt presented the plan for the proposed parking lot. The City Traffic Engineer recommended approval with the following exception: Entrance and Exit on Markham Street only with no driveways on Chapel Street or Mangum Street IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, it was moved and seconded that this recommenda- tion be APPROVED. All were in favor. D.- 270 GARNETT STREET, S.W. Mr. Frank Priles, 1050 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E. An open lot with 124 spaces; attendant parking; one entrance on Garnett Street, one exit on Brotherton Street. In the absence of Mr. Priles, the City Traffic Engineer presented the plan for the proposed parking lot and recommended approval of this application with the following exception: Maximum of 115 Parking Spaces (Remove 3 spaces for inbound reservoir and l space for internat circulation) The Commission approved this recommendation. E. GARNETT STREET and CENTRAL AVENUE, S.W, Mr. Roy H. Farmer, 2154 Lilac Lane, Decatur, Georgia. An open lot with 18 spaces; self parking; 2 inbound and 2 outbound reservoir spaces; one entrance-exit on Garnett Street. In the absence of Mr. Farmer, the City Traffic Engineer presented the plan for the proposed parking lot and recommended approval. The Commission approved this recommendation. F. 260 PRYOR STREET, S.W. Mr. Ralph R. Carroll, A A A Parking, Inc., 75 Houston Street, N-E. Amn open lot with 72 spaces; self parking; 8 inbound and 8 outbound reservoir spaces; one entrance-exit on Pryor Street, one entrance~exit on Garnett Street, Mr. Ralph R. Carroll and Mr. R. Fe Williams presented the plan for the proposed parking lot. The City Traffic Engineer recommended approval of this application. The Commission approved this recommendation. Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; November 27, 1967; page 3 Gy He 43 26th STREET, N.W. Mr. Clarance Liberman, 805 Peachtree Street, N.E. An open lot with 42 spaces; self parking; 5 inbound and 5 outbound reservoir spaces; one entrance-exit on 26th Street. Mr. Liberman presented the plan for the proposed parking lot. The applicant for this permit has also made application to the Planning Commission for a Use Permit for the purpose of using the property as a parking lot. The Commission approved the traffic operations. characteristics of the proposal as presented in the application subject to the granting of the Use Permit by the Planning Commission, The Zoning Committee, and The Board of Aldermen. 1358 PEACHTREE STREET, N.E. Mr- Ralph R. Carroll, AAA Parking, Inc., 75 Houston Street, N.E. An open bot with 78 additional spaces (giving a total of 158 spaces); self parking; 8 inbound and 8 outbound reservoir spaces; one entrance on Peachtree Street and one entrance on Lombardy Way; two exits on Peachtree Street and one exit on Lombardy Way. To be an addition to existing parking lot at 1354 Peachtree Street, N.E. Mr. Ralph R. Garroll and Mr. R. F. Williams presented the plan for the proposed parking lot. The City Traffic Engineer recommended approval of this application. The Commission approved this recommendation. 360 WILLIAMS STREET, N.W. Mr. B. E. Taylor, Auto Parking and Service Corp-, 130 Auburn Avenue, N.E. An open lot with 85 spaces; self and attendant parking; 3 inbound and 3 outbound reservoir spaces; one entrance-exit on Williams Street; one entrance-exit on Peachtree Place, one entrance-exit on Alexander Street. In the absence of Mr. Taylor, the City Traffic Engineer presented the plan for the proposed parking lot and recommended approval of this application with the following exceptions: 1. Maximum of 82 parking spaces. 2. Entrance and Exit on Alexander Street, and Entrance and Exit on West Peachtree Place. and No entrance and Exit on Williams Street, with the further stipulation 3. That the existing driveway on the Williams Street side of the lot be closed by some type of physical barrier such as a fence or by raising the curb and sidewalk to normal position. The Commission approved this recommendation, Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; November 27, 1967; page 4 Tit. IV. VI. REPORT OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS; Superintendent J. L- Moseley. Superintendent Moseley reported the following traffic accidents through November 26, 1967, as compared with the same period in 1966, 1967 1966 Fatal Accidents 84 98 Injured Accidents 2,602 2,498 Property Damage Accidents i8, 783 19,849 21,469 22,445 REPORT OF THE CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER. The Traffic Engineer gave a brief report on the progress to date regarding the proposal of the Traffic, Parking and Transit Committee to impose a $10 fine for violations of NO PARKING regulations during the hours 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Traffic Engineer also gave a brief report on the progress of discussions regarding the proposal to install Railroad Grade Crossing Bells and Lights Warning Systems at the Linkwood Road Crossing and at the Fairburn Road Crossing of the Seaboard Coastline Railroad in Southwest Atlanta. OTHER BUSINESS. Mr. Edmund W. Hughes of the Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council suggested that perhaps a new policy was needed regarding parking regulations on downtown streets. The general proposition involved the complaints which are sometimes received from citizens who get parking tickets for parking on NO PARKING zones during the nighttime or on Sundays and Holidays. After a lengthy discussion, it was agreed that this matter deserved careful review and that Central Progress. Inc., should also be involved in discussing this matter, There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:45 p.m, NEXT MEETING:
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  • Text: MINUTES OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING A regular meeting of the Traffic and Transportation Commission of the City of Atlanta was held in Committee Room No. 1 of the City Hall on Monday, April 24, 1967, at 2:00 p.m, The following members were present: Mr. George Goodwin, Chairman Mr. Jack E. Crowder, Vice Chairman Mr. Charles C. Mathias Mr. John R. Wilson, Jr. Absent? Mr. Robert F. Adamson Mr. Grady A. Lee Mr. Peter J. Stelling Also present were City Traffic Engineer Karl A. Bevins; Mr. P. Andrew Springer, Safety Engineer, The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council; Mr. Edmund W. Hughes, Managing Director, The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council; Mr. John Gerson, Atlanta Transit System, Inco; Superintendent J. L. Moseley, Atlanta Police Department. The meeting was called to order by Chairman George Goodwin and the following business was considered. I. II. HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC. None, PERMITS FOR OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES. Mr. George Goodwin disqualified himself for the 102 Cone Street, NoWe, and 240-254 Spring Street, N.W., off-street parking facilities and asked that Mr. Jack Crowder, Vice Chairman preside during the discussion of these applications. : Ao 102 CONE ‘STREET, NeW. Mr. Cecil Alexander, Architect for the Equitable Life Assurance Society. A parking garage with 176 spaces and possible expansion to 300 spaces; attendan® parking; 24 inbound reservoir spaces; one entrance-exit on Cone Street; one entrance-exit on Spring Street. Mr. H. King McCain, NeS.P.E., Finch Alexander Barnes Rothschild and Paschal; and Mr. Robert Ro Rice, System Auto Parks and Garages, Miami, Florida, presented the plan for the proposed parking garage. Mr. McCain explained that the plans for the garage were designed for a possible ‘three stage arrangement. The first stage to consist of three levels with a total of 176 spaces with the option of adding a fourth level bringing the total to 237 spaces and still further an option of adding a fifth level bringing the total to 300 spaces. The Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; April 24, 1967; page 2 application for the permit was seeking approval for a garage with a total of 300 spaces and 24 inbound reservoir spaces. Mr. Rice and Mr. McCain discussed the reservoir problem with the anticipated sharp inbound morning rush hour peak and explained that the Spring Street entrance could be operated two lanes inbound with eight cars in each of two inbound lanes making a total of a sixteen car reservoir on the Spring Street side. He also explained that it would be possible to get a third inbound lane by using some of the space allocated for parking on the Spring Street deck temporarily during the morning peak. A similar arrangement could be followed on the Cone Street side, but the Traffic Engineer said that he felt that at least one outbound lane should be left open so that cars desiring to exit during the A. Mo peak could get out of the garage. Mr. Rice and Mr. McCain further explained that it would be possible to permit tenants to drive between floors on the ramps under certain conditions. Normally, however, it would be strictly an attendant parking arrangement with the tenants only driving the cars on the ramps. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, the Traffic Engineer recommended approval of the garage as proposed with restrictions as follows: 1. NO LEFT TURNS into or out of the Spring Street entrance-exit. 2. That a minimum of 24 inbound reservoir spaces be provided for the operation of the garage. The Commission approved this recommendation with Mr. George Goodwin abstaining. 240-254 SPRING STREET, NeW. Atlanta Car Parks, Inc.3; Mr. Lo Le McCollum, A parking deck at the Spring Street level with a capacity of 53 spaces and 6 inbound reservoir spaces. Parking in the basement at the Harris Street level with a capacity of 56 spaces and 3 inbound reservoir spaces making a total of 109 spaces for the entire deck; one entrance-exit on Spring Street; one entrance-exit on Harris Street; single lane ramp connection between levels; attendant parking. The plans for the proposed deck were explained by Mr. Le L. McCollum. Mr. McCollum emphasized that the two levels would be operated independently with an attendant on the upper level and an attendant on the lower level and with a third attendant to help in parking and unparking cars and at peak periods a fourth attendant to help with the parking and unparking of cars. He further explained that the overflow for the Spring Street level would be taken down to the Harris Street level by way of the internal ramp and parked,but that the exiting from the lower level would be almost entirely to Harris Street with very few, if any, of the cars returning to the Spring Street level for exiting. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, the Traffic Engineer recommended approval of the application with the restriction of NO > LEFT TURNS into or out of the Spring Street entrance-exit. The Commission approved this recommendation with Mr. George Goodwin abstaining. Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; April 24, 1967; page 3 Til. C. 145 HOUSTON STREET, N.E, Auto Park and Service, Inco; Mreo Be Ec Taylor. An open lot with 35 spaces; attendant parking; 3 inbound reservoir spaces; one entrance-exit on Houston Street. In the absence of anyone to represent the applicant, the Traffic Engineer explained the proposed plans and recommended approval of the plans as to conforming to the standard policies followed by the Commission, This recommendation was approved by the Commission. D. 1193-1197 SPRING STREET, NeW. Mr. Pantelis Elia Kampouris. An open lot with 68 parking spaces; self-parking; 3 inbound reservoir spaces; one entrance-exit on Spring Street. In the absence of anyone to represent the applicant, the Traffic Engineer explained the proposed plans and recommended approval of the plans as to conforming to the standard policies followed by the Commission. This recommendation was approved by the Commission. E. 111 COLLINS STREET, S.E. Bill Todd, Inc.; Mr. Robert W. Todd. An open lot with 104 parking spaces; self and attendant parking; 6 inbound reservoir spaces; one entrance-exit on Collins Street. In the absence of anyone to represent the applicant, the Traffic Engineer explained the proposed plans and recommended approval of the plans as to conforming to the standard policies followed by the Commission, This recommendation was approved by the Commission. F. 311 HILL STREET, S.E. Sullivan Shell Service Station; Mr. Melvin Sullivan. An open lot with 40 parking spaces; attendant parking; 3 inbound reservoir spaces; one entrance-exit on Memorial Drive; one entrance-exit on Hill Street. In the absence of anyone representing the applicant, the Traffic Engineer explained that this was a service station and that the applicant had not yet supplied a suitable sketch or drawing showing how the operation would be organized. The Traffic Engineer further stated that, in his opinion, the operation would be satisfactory and he recommended that it be approved subject to the applicant filing a suitable drawing. This recommendation was approved by the Commission. REPORT OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS; Superintendent J. Le Moseley. Superintendent Moseley reported that the total enforcement was up approximately 16.4%, the accidents were down 8.8%, and the violation of cases booked up 16.4%. Superintendent Moseley reported the following traffic accidents through April 23, 1967, as compared with the same period in 1966. Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; April 24, 1967, page 4 1967 1966 Fatal AccidentScocscoscvenvrcesscteceonens 26 31 Injured ACCIAEAES on vecevec ose ecenoes 773 797 Property Damage AccidentScocccccecccnen 6,089 7,554 6,888 8,382 IV. REPORT OF THE CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER. Ae The Traffic Engineer introduced Miss Frances Dupree as the new Secretary. He also reviewed the progress on the street widening and traffic signal installations and revisions at the intersection of Campbellton Road and Centra Villa Road and also at the intersection of Campbellton Road and DeLowe Drive. He explained the need for a- traffic signal at the intersection of Moreland Avenue and Wylie Street and reported that this signal had been recommended and approved by the Board of Aldermen Committee on Traffic, Parking and Transit at their last meeting. He also reported on the progress of the channelization and traffic signal installation at the intersection of Armour Drive and Monroe Drive. He also reviewed the experience to date with the ramp metering device at the Tenth Street northbound On-Ramp to the North Freeway, reporting to date that there had been no reported rear-end collisions since the metering device was installed and that on the adjacent ramps accidents had continued to occur at the usual rate. Ve. OTHER BUSINESS. Ae Mr. Jack Crowder asked what progress had been made regarding the adding of a lane southbound on the North Freeway beginning at the junction of I-85 and I-75 and going south towards Fourteenth Street and Tenth Street. In the course of the discussion, it developed that the Georgia State Highway Department was making some progress on plans for adding this lane between the junction and Fourteenth Street. The 14th St. bridge prevents adding the lane any further southe A brief discussion was also held regarding the possible use of police officers on the Northeast Freeway between Peachtree Road and Monroe Drive during the P. M. rush as an experiment to determine the feasibility of moving traffic at a higher rate of flow. A discussion was held regarding the desirability and possible means of obtaining a more clear signing job to indicate that the northbound lane on the Downtown Gonnector which exists at Cain Street was an NONLY' type of operation. Two suggestions were made. One was that the word "ONLY" might be changed to THIS LANE MUST TURN LEFT on the overhead sign bridges and another one was that the overhead sign bridge which had a blank space in it might be utilized for additional advance warning. It was also brought out that the State Highway Department had made arrangements to order a suitable sign for use on the sign bridge where space existed for such a sign. Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; April 24, 1967; page 5 VI. Do Mr. George Goodwin asked what could be done to reduce the confusion at the intersection of Peachtree Road and Beverly Road. The Traffic Engineer replied that he was certain that channelizing islands would help’this situation and that when funds were available for the installation of channelizing islands, he would like to see them tried. A question was raised regarding keeping the Traffic Engineering Department's personnel intact. The Traffic Engineer said that the shop personnel was in much better shape than a year ago and that work was progressing at a very good rate in both service shops. However, he pointed out that the situation in the office was very bad at the present time in that there were eight vacancies and some of these vacancies were in key positions. The meeting was adjourned at 3:20 pom. NEXT MEETING: Monday May 29, 1967.
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  • Text: MINUTES OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING A regular meeting of the Traffic and Transportation Commission of the City of Atlanta was held in Committee Room No. 1 of the City Hall on Monday, January 30, 1967, at 2:00 p.m. The following members were present: Mr. George Goodwin, Chairman Mr. John R. Wilson, Jre Absent: Mr. Robert F. Adamson Mr. Jack E. Growder, Vice Chairman Mr. Grady A. Lee Mr. Charles C. Mathias Mr. Peter J. Stelling Also present were City Traffic Engineer Karl A. Bevins; Mr. P. Andrew Springer, Safety Engineer, The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council; Mr. J. H. Cone, Jre, Atlanta Transit System, Inc.; and Captain John T. Marler and Sergeant Michael Edwards, Atlanta Police Department. The meeting was called to order by the Chairman and the following business was considered. I. HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC. None. Il. PERMITS FOR OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES. Ave THE BLOCK BOUNDED BY WEST PEACHTREE STREET, LINDEN AVENUE, SPRING STREET, AND NORTH AVENUE. Life Insurance Company of Georgia; Central Parking, Ince, Mr. Garland Follis. An off-street parking garage with a total of 550 parking spaces; self-parking or attendant parking; 27 inbound reser- voir spaces and 30 outbound reservoir spaces; one entrance from North Avenue, one entrance from Linden Avenue, and one entrance from Spring Street; one exit on North Avenue, two exits on Linden Avenue, and one exit on Spring Street. A REQUEST TO RENEW THE RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN ON SEPTEMBER 21, 1964, was made by Mr. Follis, who stated that no changes whatsoever had been made in the plans since their approval. He pointed out that the only change necessary in the resolution would be the inclusion of his name as the person submitting the application. The City Traffic Engineer said that, in his opinion, the request was "completely in order" and recommended approval. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, the application was APPROVED. Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; January 30, 1967; page 2 Iii. IV. B. 196 MITCHELL STREET, S.W. A AA Parking, Ince, 75 Houston Street, NoEo; Mr. Ralph Ro Carroll. An off-street parking lot with a total of 55 parking spaces; self«parking; 6 inbound and 6 outbound reservoir spaces; one entrance and one exit on Mitchell Street. Mr. Carroll presented the plans for the proposed parking lot. The City Traffic Engineer said that the plans were in order and in accordance with the standards being followed. The City Traffic Engineer recommended approval. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, the application was APPROVED. C. 1532-34-36-38 BEECHER STREET, S.W. Mr. J. Re Johnson, 965 Cascade Avenue, SW. An off-street parking lot with a total of 25 parking spaces; self- parking; 10 inbound and 10 outbound reservoir spaces; one entrance and one exit on Beecher Street. In the absence of Mr. Johnson, the City Traffic Engineer presented the plans for the proposed parking lot and recommended approval. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, the application was APPROVED. REPORT OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS; Superintendent J. L. Moseley. In the absence of Superintendent Moseley, Captain John T. Marler and Sergeant Michael Edwards represented the Police Department. Captain Marler mentioned that, while fatal accidents have decreased, there has been a substantial increase in accidents resulting in injuries. He reported the following traffic accidents through January 29, 1967, as compared with the same period in 1966. 1967 1966 Fatal ACCLIGONES 6 cc's WORMS S06 WEN Cale Rew 0 08 ale 0 bse 7 % Injured RO CTASUE BG e%.05 6655. 6206-058. 69019816 2b ebb Bree eee 244 182 Property Damage AccidentScocssecvsccevssceeceels 409 1,720 1,720 1,909 REPORT OF THE CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER. Mr. Bevins said that the primary function of the Traffic Engineering Depart- ment is to "exact the maximum use from our existing street system." He summarized the 1966 activities of the Department as follows: 1, The Board of Aldermen adopted a system of "Arterial Streets" and "Collector Streets" as recommended jointly by the Departments of Planning, Construction, and Traffic Engineering. Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; January 30, 1967; page 3 2. Of the 147 "Arterial Streets," 45 have had the traffic signing upgraded to permit them to be designated as "through streets." Suitable ordinances are now being prepared for these 45 streets and additional streets are being readied for "through street!" designation. 3. Peachtree Road from Fourteenth Street to Wesley Road where travel time in the peak hours was reduced 50% while the volume of traffic handled increased 23%. 4. Piedmont Avenue from North Avenue to Cheshire Bridge Road where travel time was cut 34% in the P.M. rush and 12% in the A.M. rush. 5e Northside Drive from the Northwest Freeway to Northside Parkway where travel time was cut 19% in the P.M. rush and 15% in the A.M. rush. 6. Northside Drive from Bishop Street to Fourteenth Street where an extra lane southbound cut A.M. rush delays substantially. 7. Northside Drive at Bishop Street where NO LEFT TURN regulations reduced travel time from Fourteenth Street to Bishop Street 35% while the num- ber of vehicles through the intersection increased 14% in the peak hour. 8. Bankhead Avenue from Northside Drive to Hollywood Road where parking removal added a lane and revisions at critical intersections increased capacity and reduced travel time. 9, Atlanta Stadium traffic operations system which has consistantly cleared even capacity crowds in 30 minutes or less after the end of games. 10. A summary of other activities for the year 1966 shows: Intersections channelizedssscoccsceceacccenenvccnssscenenccse 34 Parking meters repaired in Servic€sceesccecsccesnvesscececese 20,304 Traffic signs POP LACE Ce erence aie wee ele eee 2:8 ewe 88 wwe we eee ee eee 5,493 New traffic signs instailledswessceese sear werner eee ence eww wwe 3.5237 Traffic signs in service (total )scsvessecvecsecesscsevessceee43 4 733 Crosswalks and stop lines remarkedeccescccccessccecccecosoeve 1,551 New crosswalks-+stop lines installedaccsocscecsceccccerveeocece 114 Total crosswalkse-stop Lines in Serviceecceccoccescocceecevcces 3,021 Miles of center line and lane line remarkedscccoccceccsaccece 1,037 Miles of center line and lane line installed neWeeesoescvcces 54 Total miles of center line and lane line in serviceeescooeces 755 Traffic signals IT, SOT VICES oo cieW 6s Sa NSS SEES He Wee Se ae elee eek 618 Traffic signals: installed: (new) s senses. cesses de cee 08 Ss oo ee eee 17 Tratfiie signals: revisedeies 10.60.65. 06G.0'4.00s o:0:050 38 e-6e 0i6-b:6-010,0:0:050 117 Damaged signals repairedseccoccorcccceccnseesvevvosercoeseerece 122 Period school speed limit signs installed.sccceeccocccecescece 22 Period school speed limit signs in servicescoceccccevcceecces 57 "City owned" street Lights installed (new) oscascceecececceane 47 Damaged street lights repaired sssscdsaccdieies seve oes Genes e dices 81 Total "City owned" street lights in servicecssosecececsccocee Ig 330 Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; January 30, 1967; page 4 li, A total of 14,425 requests and/or complaints were received, investigated, and appropriate action was taken on each items 12. Under contract with the Georgia Power Company, 1,985 new street lights were installed, and 1,931 street lights were converted to modern mercury lights. Street lighting on 29 thoroughfares was upgraded to modern standards. 13. In addition, a new rate schedule was negotiated with the Georgia Power Company which reduced energy cost equivalent to saving $1,900 per month or approximately 3.5%. In addition, the "installation" charge of $57.50 per street light has been eliminated. This charge alone formerly amounted to $25,000 per year. 14, The City of Atlanta retained the firm of Wilbur Smith and Associates to make a complete parking survey of Downtown Atlanta. The field work is complete and the report is now being prepared. 15.2 Some progress was made in the improvement of maintenance of traffic signals and street lights. Mr. Bevins also discussed the Traffic Engineering Department's program for 1967. He explained that he had presented the program to the Traffic, Parking and Transit Committee at its meeting on January 18, 1967, and that the Committee members had been receptive to the suggestions and more or less gave him the goeahead for making specific recommendations at their next meeting. Mr. Bevins submitted the following general outline: 1. Continue to implement the "through street" program begun during 1966. 2. Continue with an intensified use of traffic engineering techniques to exact the maximum use from existing streets. The list of "typical" projects No. 1 through 12 completed during 1966 are examples of the use of "traffic engineering techniques” to improve conditions. Among the projects of this type now being considered for 1967 are: 1. NO LEFT TURNS; from 14th Street onto the Freeway ramps; from 10th Street onto the Freeway ramps; from North Avenue onto the Freeway ramps. 2o A "simple™ traffic signal metering device to regulate the use of the Freeway ramps with the objective of substantially reducing the number of "rear end™ collisions. 3. CGhannelization and traffic signals at Armour Drive and Monroe Drive. 4, Minor widening, channelization, and "left turn" signals at Cheshire Bridge Road and Lindbergh Drive--LaVista Road. Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; January 30, 1967; page 5 Se 10. ll. 12. 13% 14. 15. 16. 17. Channelization, left turn restrictions, and special traffic signal sequences to reduce accidents and congestion at Lindbergh Drive and Piedmont Road. A three-lane (middle lane reversible) system for Simpson Road from Ashby Street to West Lake Avenues A three-lane (middle lane reversible) system for Memorial Drive from Second Avenue to Candler Road. NO LEFT TURN restrictions and special traffic signal equipment at Gordon Street, Langhorn Street, and White Street. Channelization to reduce hazards at Campbellton Road, Lakewood Freeway, and Country Club Drive. Minor widening and channelization of Hightower Road and Simpson Road to provide for three-lane operations and designations of "Left Turn Only" lanes. Channelization and provision of special “right turn" lanes at Northside Drive and Bishop Street. Widening of all four legs of Cleveland Avenue and Stewart Avenue to provide at least 5 lanes on each leg with sufficient right-of-way for a future grade separation. Channelization to add "left turn only" lanes at Marietta Boulevard, Bolton Road and Adams Drive. Minor widening and channelization of "key" intersections on Campbellton Road to provide for three-lane operation and designation of "left turn only" lanes. Channelization at Cheshire Bridge Road and Chantilly Drive. The further use of One Way streets to simplify and increase the safety and efficiency of intersections, such as: Forsyth Street--Peachtree Street--Carnegie Way Peachtree Street=-West Peachtree Street--Baker Street Peachtree Street--West Peachtree Street--19th Street Peachtree Street+-Spring Street Euclid Avenue--Austin Avenue Lee Street--West Whitehall Street (McCall's Crossing) Refinements in the Atlanta Stadium traffic operating plan and the development and purchase of "automatic’ control equipment to designate reversible one-way streets, reversible lanes and other changes in operating procedure. Minutes of the Traffic, Parking and Transit Committee Meeting; January 30, 1967; page 6 4. 7 18. Increased use of NO PARKING ANY TIME regulations on arterial and collector streets. 19. Additional upgrading, interconnection and re-timing of traffic signals. Aggressively follow up the gains made in generating interest in Freeway improvements and press for accelerated support from the State Highway Depart~- mente Cooperate with the State Highway Department and the Federal agencies to take full advantage of benefits from the 1966 Highway Safety Legislation and related Federal Aid traffic improvement programs. Utilize the information developed in the 1966 Parking Study. Develop and implement a realistic program for the maintenance of traffic signs, markings, street lights, and traffic signals. The refurbishing of the existing 40,000 traffic signs must be increased from 6,000 per year to 8,000 per year (a 34% increase). Five years is the maximum life of a signe The existing 390 miles of street with marked center lines need to be better maintained and increased to 475 miles (24% increase). The existing 1,200 intersections with marked crosswalks should be increased to 1,800 (50% increase). Almost no painting of poles or cleaning of glassware has been done since 1960 on the 5,311 "City owned" street lights. This maintenance program must be started with the goal of cleaning every two years and painting every four years. Traffic signal lens and reflectors need to be cleaned twice as often as is now being done. Additional 'preventive”™ maintenance is needed on traffic signal controllers and additional “emergency” service is needed. There is an urgent need for approximately 80 new traffic signal installations. In addition, another 70 to 80 (making a total of 150-160) new signal installa- tions would be helpful and are desired by the public. Continue to upgrade street lights on major thoroughfares and add and/or upgrade street lights on other streets as requested or needed. Improve the "in-service" training program to provide a means of bringing new employees in our service shops to the necessary level of knowledge and skill in a shorter period of time. Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; January 30, 1967; page 7 : Vi. 9. Long range goals include: a.» Keeping informed on new developments in the use of computers for traffic signal control, traffic counting, and the keeping and use of maintenance records. b. Install a microfilm system for the storage of traffic survey data which needs to be retained but is only used occasionally. These two "long range’! items are ways in which labor costs can be minimized. The proposed metering device to regulate the use of Freeway ramps was discussed. Mr. Bevins explained that it would be a simple traffic signal metering device similar to those used in Chicago and Houston, but that it would not have the expensive computer connected to it to choose a gap in the Freeway traffic. He stressed that its purpose would be to reduce the large number of rear end collisions on Freeway ramps. There was also considerable discussion of proposed ONE WAY street systems. Mr. Bevins said that the one serious problem encountered thus far is the change in bus routes. He reported that the Traffic Engineering Department will continue +> work closely with the Atlanta Transit System to facilitate chese changes. ROUTINE ORDINANCES. The City Traffic Engineer presented the routine ordinances, which were approved by the Traffic and Transportation Commission. (For a complete list of the routine ordinances, see the Minutes of the Traffic, Parking and Transit Committee Meeting for February 8, 1967.) NEXT MEETING: Monday, February 27, 1967. The meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m.
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  • Text: MINUTES OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEE TING A regular meeting of the Traffic and Transportation Commission of the City of Atlanta was held in Committee Room No. 1 of the City Hall on Monday, August 28, 1967, at 2:00 pem. The following members were present: Mr. George Goodwin, Chairman Mr. Jack E. Crowder, Vice Chairman Mr. John R. Wilson, Jr. Absent: Mr.. Robert F. Adamson Mr. Grady A. Lee Mr. Charles C. Mathias Mr. Peter J. Stelling Also present were City Traffic Engineer Karl A. Bevins; Mr. P. Andrew Springer, Safety Engineer, The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council; Mr. Edmund W. Hughes, Managing Director, The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council; Mr. John Gerson, Atlanta Transit System, Inc.; Superintendent J. L. Moseley and Sergeant Michael Edwards, Atlanta Police Department. I. HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC. None, II. PERMITS FOR OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES. Ae 230 GARNETT STREET, S-W. Mr. Raymond Le. Johnson, O.K. Parking Service, 1224 Cumberland Road, N.E. An open lot with 47 spaces; attendant parking; 5 inbound reservoir spaces; one entrance on Garnett Street; one exit on Garnett Street and one exit at the Alley. The Traffic Engineer recommended approval of the application with the restriction of NO LEFT TURNS into or out of Garnett Street. The Commission approved this recommendation. 623-31 WEST PEACHTREE STREET, N.E. Mr. Lewis Gross, 3124 Buford Highway, Atlanta, Georgia, for Quick 'n Tasty Snack Shops, Inc. An open lot with 60 spaces, self and attendant parking; 6 inbound reservoir spaces; one entrance and one exit on West Peachtree Street. This application was tabled awaiting additional detailed information about the proposed lay out of the parking stalls and isles. Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; August 28, 1967; page 2 C. 185 MARIETTA STREET. Mr. George C. Morris. No application had been filed prior to the meeting, therefore no action was taken. D. AIR RIGHTS PARKING DECK. Review of previously approved permit. The Traffic Engineer recommended approval of proposed revisions in design which are in accordance with existing permit. The Commission concurred with the Traffic Engineer's recommendation. E. 1200 PEACHTREE STREET, N.E. Mr. Frank Hazel, Atlantic Realty Company, 1048 Hurt Building. An open lot with 66 spaces; self parking; 5 inbound reservoir spaces; one entrance on Peachtree Street and one entrance at Rear Alley; one exit on Peachtree Street and one exit at Rear Aldey. It was recommended that the possibility of making both of the Peachtree Street driveway entrances with exits from the parking lot to the 20 foot Alley at the rear of the parking lot. The Traffic Engineer was instructed to confer with the applicant and if this point could be resolved satisfactorily that the facility be approved with NO LEFT TURNS at the Peachtree Street driveways. III. REPORT OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS; Superintendent J. L. Moseley. Sergeant Michael Edwards reported that the Fatal Accidents were down 9.5%, Injured Accidents down 34%, Property Damage Accidents down 6%%, and the Enforcement Violations Booked (including drunk driving, speeding and other moving violations) were up 5.7%. Sergeant Edwards reported the following traffic accidents through August 27, 1967, as compared with the same period in 1966. 1967 1966 Fatal Accidents 57 63 Injured Accidents 1,774 1,841 Property Damage Accidents _ 13,535 _ 14,454 15,366 16,358 IV. REPORT OF THE CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER. A. KINGSWOOD LANE, N.W. The Traffic Engineer reviewed the problem which had resulted on Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; August 28, 1967; page 3 Kingswood Lane due to the Board of Education's elimination of all of the off-street parking for students and some of the off-street parking for the faculty at Northside High School. The Board of Education has taken this step in connection with the expansion of Northside High School. They requested that Kingswood Lane be made One-Way and that parking be permitted on both sides of Kingswood Lane during the 1967-68 school year. This request was made to the Traffic Engineering Department approximately two weeks before the cpening of school. The Traffic Engineer advised the Board of Education representatives to try to contact the residents of the neighborhood and work out an acceptable agreement, As of Friday, August 25, 1967, no satisfactory agreement had beer worked out between the school people and the residents. Lieutenant Forrester of the Atlanta Police Department and the Traffic Engineer together agreed that the One-Way arrangement would be the only practical way to minimize inconvenience and hazard to the general public and that this would be done as an emergency measure beginning Monday morning, August 28, 1967. The Traffic Engineer further emphasized that, in his opinion, this One-Way arrangemenit with parking on both sides of the street was a very unsatisfactory arrangement and that the school officials should make some other arrangements regarding student and faculty parking and permit the street to be used as a Two-Way street. Be STAGGERED HOURS. The Traffic Engineer reviewed the various discussions and progress which had been made by The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, The Georgia State Highway Department, and other agencies in considering the use of staggered working hours as a means of improving traffic conditions during peak traffic hours- The Tratfic Engineer recommends this technique as a practical and useful traffic improvement tool and urges that it be explored fully. Ce Us Ss DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, NATIONAL HIGHWAY SAFETY BUREAU'S HIGHWAY SAFETY PROGRAM. The Traffic Engineer reported progress to date on the city and state conforming and cooperating with this National Highway Safety Program. The first step which involved certain enabling legislation and the appointment of a Coordinator of Highway Safety for the State of Georgia has been taken by the State Legislature and by the Governor. Mr. Ben Jordan is the Coordinator of Highway Safety for The State of Georgia. Mr. Jordan's office. at his request. is being furnished a forecast for a ten year period of the expenditures anticipated by Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; August 28, 1967; page 4 the City of Atlanta in conforming with the various standards set forth in the Highway Safety Act and in the administration of the Highway Safety Act by The National Highway Safety Bureau. Thais cost estimate was delivered by the Traffic Engineering Department to the City Comptroller's office on Monday morning, August 28, 1967. Although, at the present time there are no funds available in this program for traffic engineering activities, it is desirable that every effort be made to cooperate and that certain planning activities be undertaken at the earliest possible date. D. TOPICS PROGRAM + (Traffic Operations Program to Increase Capacity and Safety.) The Traffic Engineer reviewed the situation as it stands today and brought the Commission up-to-date on possibie courses of action open to the City of Atlanta in order to cooperate with and participate in this particular program. All moneys available under this TOPICS Program come only through The Georgia State Highway Department, the present policy of the Highway Department must be changed in order to permit money of this sort to be spent for this purpose. Also, the Federal Agencies are requiring that an Area-Wide Plan on traffic operating improvements be developed prior to any submission of specific projects. The Traffic Engineer reported that he was going to undertake to obtain an estimate of the cost of this Area-Wide Plan and that he was guessing that the cost would range between $50,000 and $200,000. He also stated that he believed that a consulting firm could prepare the plan with the necessary back-up studies and have it ready for submission in approximately six months from the date of starting. Ee ASHBY STREET AND HUNTER STREET. Mr. J. Re Wilson and the Traffic Engineer brought the Commission up-toedate on plans to improve traffic operations at this intersection through the use of Left Turn storage lanes on Ashby Street approaching Hunter Street. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:15 p.m. Ve NEXT MEETING: Monday, September 25, 1967.
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  • Text: MINUTES OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING A regular meeting of the Traffic and Transportation Commission of the City of Atlanta was held in Committee Room No. 1 of the City Hall on Monday, September 25, 1967, at 2:00 p.m. The following members were present: Mr. George Goodwin, Chairman Mr. Jack E. Crowder, Vice Chairman Mr. John R. Wilson, Jr. Mr. Robert F. Adamson Mr. Grady A. Lee Mr. Gharles C. Mathias Absent: Mr. Peter J. Stelling Also present were City Traffic Engineer Karl A. Bevins; Mr. P. Andrew Springer, Safety Engineer, The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council; Mr. John Gerson and Mr. William Nix, Atlanta Transit System, Inc.; Superintendent J. L. Moseley and Sergeant Michael Edwards, Atlanta Police Department. ss II. HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC. None PERMITS FOR OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES. Ae 896 JUNIPER STREET, N.E. Mrs. W. Be Wellborn, 223 15th Street, NeE., Atlanta, Georgia. An open lot with 27 spaces; self parking; 2 inbound reservoir spaces and 1 outbound reservoir space; one entrance on Juniper Street and one exit on Evelyn Street. The City Traffic Engineer recommended approval of the application. The Commission approved this recommendation. 623-31 WEST PEACHTREE STREET, N.E. Mr. Lewis Gross, 31 24 Buford Highway, Atlanta, Georgia, for Quick 'n Tasty Snack Shops, Inc. An open lot with 60 spaces; self and attendant parking; 6 inbound reservoir spaces; one entrance-exit on West Peachtree Street. The City Traffic Engineer recommended approval of the application with the following restrictions: l. NO LEFT TURNS into or out of the West Peachtree Street entrance-exit, 2. Only 55 parking spaces. The Commission approved this recommendation, Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; September 25, 1967; page 2 Til. IV. C. 14 BUTLER STREET, N.E. Sunshine Parking, Inc., 130 Ivy Street, N-E. An open lot with 78 spaces; self parking; 12 inbound reservoir spaces; one entrance on Butler Street and one exit on Butler Street. The City Traffic Engineer recommended that this application be held until some additional information could be assembled because the application was not filed until Friday, September 22, 1967, and certain items such as the inbound and outbound reservoir spaces, total number of car spaces, the parking plan, stall widths and aisle widths need clarification. In view of these unanswered questions and some other information desired, the Commission members voted to withhold action on the application until the next meeting. REPORT OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS; Superintendent J. Le. Moseley. Sergeant Michael Edwards reported that the Fatal Accidents were down 19.7%, Injured Accidents were up 4% of 1% and Property Damage down 7%. Sergeant Edwards reported the following traffic accidents through September 24, 1967, as compared with the same period in 1966. 1967 1966 Fatal Accidents 61 76 Injured Accidents 2,026 2,016 Property Damage Accidents 14,891 16,010 16,978 18,102 REPORT OF THE CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER. The Traffic Engineer gave a brief summary of his budget request for the calendar year 1968. He also discussed briefly the progress to date on the proposed use of Staggered Hours to improve traffic conditions and the serious need for additional new trafiic signal installations. OTHER BUSINESS. Ae STEAM INTERFERING WITH SIGHT DISTANCE ON THE FREEWAY. Members of the Commission called attention to the Steam which appears on the Freeway (northbound as traftic leaves I-20 east and starts north in the neighborhood of Decatur Street and southbound on the Downtown Connector just before the Hunter Street Off=Ramp) which interferes with sight distance under certain weather conditions, It was thought that since these curves on the treeway are designed with the idea of guaranteeing a certain minimum sight distance for the a Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; September 25, 1967; page 3 high speed traffic that a screen of steam or any other type of interference with sight distance should be eliminated. The Traffic Engineer was directed to check into this and determine what could be done to eliminate the problem. OVERHEAD LANE ASSIGNMENT SIGNS. It was suggested that "LEFT ONLY" Lanes be provided on Northside Drive at its intersection with Marietta Street. Another suggestion was made that trattic inbound on West Marietta Street at Ashby Street, which now travels inbound in two lanes, be governed by lane assignment signs which designate the right hand lane as a "RIGHT ONLY" Lane and the left lane as a Straight Through lane. CAIN STREET. Attention was called to the parking "apparently illegal" which takes place on the north side of Cain Street between Piedmont Avenue and Gourtland Street and also to the lack of alignment between the lane lines on the east side of Piedmont Avenue and the lane lines on the west side of Piedmont Avenue as traffic moves along Cain Street. HARRIS STREET. Attention was called to the desirability of having the north side of Harris Street between Spring Street and Peachtree Street NO PARKING AT ANY TIME in order to better take care ot heavy traffic loads which frequently occur on Harris Street destined to make a left turn into Peachtree Street and proceed north on Peachtree towards the Regency Hotel during the early evening hours. ADAMSVILLE. The signt distance problem caused by a store building on the south west corner of Fairburn Road and Bakers Ferry Road was discussed and also the difficulty which traffic on Bakers Ferry Road has in crossing Fairburn Road was discussed, The Traffic Engineer stated that since a traffic signal was already in operation at the inter- section of Gordon Road and Fairburn Road and since there was such a short distance approximately 100 feet) between these two intersections that it was a physical impossibility to consider using traffic signal equipment at both locations and continue to accommodate all of the turning movements that need to take placec Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; September 25, 1967; page 4 F. HOWELL MILL ROAD, N.W. Attention was called to the possibility of widening Howell Mill Road to accommodate at least four moving lanes of traffic and preferably five lanes of moving traffic and to the possibility of tying this in with the applications tor rezoning that are currently taking place. G. POST OFFICE SUBSTATION PARKING. Attention was also called to the parking problems and traffic operating problems which seem to occur in the immediate neighborhood of post office branches. The question was asked as to the feasibility of contacting the Post Master to see if parking and access could be carefully checked before new substations or branches are established. H. SYLVAN ROAD & LAKEWOOD AVENLE. A problem of traftic southbound on Sylvan Road turning left into Lakewood Avenue and ending up on the wrong side of the median was called to the Traftic Engineer's attention with the suggestion that some type of signing and/or marking is needed to minimize or prevent occurance of this hazardous movement. I. STREET LIGHTS. The need tor upgrading street lights, particularly the one at the intersection of Mims Street and Mathewson Place, S.W., was called to the attention of the Traffic Engineer. He indicated that this type of problem had become almost a routine item and that the department could move on this immediately (approximately 12 to 15 weeks needed to complete’. J. ONE-WAY STREETS. Some discussion was held regarding the growing need for one-way operation on 14th Street, LOth Street, West Peachtree Street and Peachtree Street in order to take care of traffic loads such as the ones anticipated being gendered by the proposed project at the north east corner of 14th Street and Peachtree. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:15 pem. VI. NEXT MEETING: Monday, October 30, 1967,
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  • Text: MINUTES OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING A regular meeting of the Traffic and Transportation Commission of the City of Atlanta was held in Committee Room No. 1 of the City Hall on Monday, May 29, 1967, at 2:00 p.m. The following members were presents Mr. John R. Wilson, Jr. Mr. Gharles C. Mathias Absent: Mr. George Goodwin, Chairman Mr. Jack E. Crowder, Vice Chairman Mr. Robert F. Adamson Mr. Grady A. Lee Mr. Peter J. Stelling Also present were City Traffic Engineer Karl A. Bevins; Mr. P. Andrew Springer, Safety Engineer, The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council; Mr. Edmund We Hughes, Managing Director, The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council; Mr. John Gerson, Atlanta Transit System, Inc.; Superintendent J. L. Moseley and Sergeant Michael Edwards, Atlanta Police Department. In the absence of the Chairman and Vice Chairman, Mr. John R. Wilson, Jr., presided as Chairman and the following business was considered. I. HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC. None. II, PERMITS FOR OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES. Ao 200 PRYOR STREET, S.W.e Mr. Ralph R. Carroll, A A A Parking, Ince; 75 Houston Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30303, an open lot with 44 spaces; self-parking; 4 inbound and 4 outbound reservoir spaces; one entrance on Pryor Street and one exit on Pryor Street. Mr. George E. Williams appeared representing A A A Parking, Ince, and explained the proposed parking lot. The Traffic Engineer called attention for the need for a wider isle space at the rear of the lot connecting the two main isles of the lot and recommended that one of the proposed parking spaces be eliminated to provide sufficient isle width for traffic to circulate between the two main isles. The Traffic Engineer recommended that one parking space be eliminated from each of the three proposed lines of parked cars in order to permit wider parking stalls. The Traffic Engineer also recommended eliminating one of the proposed parking stalls along the north edge of the road in order to provide for the parking attendant's business Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; May 29, 1967; page 2 III. IV. office. These changes eliminate 5 of the proposed 44 parking spaces and the Traffic Engineer recommended approval of the facility with a maximum of 39 spaces, Mr. Williams stated that this was entirely satisfactory. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, the Commission approved this recommendation. REPORT OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS; Superintendent J. L. Moseley. Superintendent Moseley reported that they continue to have a decrease in the number of fatal accidents and injured accidents. He reported that the fatal accidents were down 22%, injured accidents were down 3 or 4%, property damage accidents down 7.8%, and the total down 7.4 %o The enforcement violations are up: drunk driving 1.8% and speeding 24, 4%. Superintendent Moseley reported the following traffic accidents through May 28, 1967, as compared with the same period in 1966. 1967 1966 Fatal Accidents'sc'c5.0'o.c060'5.4.0 vec 0- eae $2 41 Injured Accidentscoccesocorsccesccccel 044 1,086 Property Damage AccidentS.oo.0ccc00008 5256 8,957 9,332 10,084 REPORT OF THE CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER. The Traffic Engineer briefly reviewed the following items: 1. The May 18, 1967, letter from the George A. Fuller Company asking for a 45 to 60 day extension of the use of a portion of the west side of Spring Street for a barricade in connection with the construction of the Trailways Bus Terminal. 2. A request from the Dinkler Plaza Hotel for the temporary use of Forsyth Street for the loading and unloading of hotel guests at hours other than 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 aom. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 PeMos 3. The need for additional protection for the school crossing at the intersection of Oakland Drive and Merrill Avenue, S.W., as well as a number of other school crossings with similar problems. 4. A request from citizens living in the neighborhood of Berean Avenue, Gaskill Street, Powell Street and Kirkwood Avenue, S.Eo, for the removal of recently installed One-Way signs and No Parking signs. The Traffic Engineer explained that the One-Way signs and the No Parking signs were installed at the request of citizens of this area through their civic club and that after a few months’ trial Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; May 29, 1967; page 3 now prefer to go back to the former method of traffic operation and the former parking restrictions. 5. The planned change from Two-Way to One-Way for the section of Piedmont Avenue lying between the Georgia Railroad and Decatur Street, thus completing One-Way operation on the entire section of Piedmont Avenue from Hunter Street northbound to Twelfth Street. NEXT MEETING. The Traffic Engineer stated that he planned to be out of the city most ‘of the week beginning June 26, 1967, and the Commission members requested that he canvass the other members of the Commission to determine an appropriate date for the next meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 3:25,
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  • Text: MINUTES OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING A regular meeting of the Traffic and Transportation Commission of the City of Atlanta was held in the Aldermanic Chamber of the City Hall on Monday, February 27, 1967, at 2:00 p.m. The following members were presents: Mr. George Goodwin, Chairman Mr. Jack E. Crowder, Vice Chairman Mr. Robert F. Adamson Mr. Grady A. Lee Mr. Peter J. Stelling Mr. John Ro Wilson, Jr. Absent? Mr. Charles C. Mathias Also present were City Traffic Engineer Karl A. Bevins; Mr. Edmund W. Hughes, Managing Director, and Mr. P. Andrew Springer, Safety Engineer, The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council; Sergeant Michael Edwards, Atlanta Police Department; Mr. John Gerson, Atlanta Transit System, Inc.; Alderman Jack Summers, Chairman, Traffic, Parking and Transit Committee. The meeting was called to order by the Chairman. In his opening remarks, Mr. Goodwin said that, due to the large number of citizens present, the entire afternoon would be given to hearing from the public and that an EXECUTIVE SESSION would be held later in the week. I. PUBLIC HEARING. Mr. Goodwin asked Mr. Bevins to read the list of the various items for consideration. Mre Bevins explained that, at the regular meeting of the Traffic, Parking and Transit Committee of the Board of Aldermen on February 8, 1967, the City Traffic Engineer had recommended and requested approval of the following: A. ONE WAY Streets. le 26 36 4 5. 6.6 7° 8. 9. Peachtree Street northbound from Baker Street to 19th Street. West Peachtree Street southbound from 19th Street to Baker Street. Crescent Avenue southbound from 14th Street to Peachtree Place. Porter Place eastbound from West Peachtree Street to Peachtree Street. Alexander Street westbound from Peachtree Street to West Peachtree Street. Fourteenth Street westbound from Piedmont Avenue to Howell Mill Road. Tenth Street eastbound from Brady Avenue to Charles Allen Drive. State Street southbound from 14th Street to Hemphill Avenue. Atlantic Drive northbound from Hemphill Avenue to 14th Street. Minutes of page 2 B. NO Ll. e. 55 4 5 6. 76 the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; February 27, 1967; PARKING ANY TIME. Juniper Street--east side, from 12th Street to Ponce de Leon Avenue. Piedmont Avenue--east side, from 3rd Street to 12th Street. Piedmont Avenues-west side, from 14th Street to 13th Street. Fourteenth Street=--south side, from Piedmont Avenue to Northside Drivee Fourteenth Street--north side, from 200 feet west of Peachtree Street to Northside Drive. Tenth Street=-north side, from Brady Avenue to Myrtle Street. Peachtree Street--east side, from 12th Street to 14th Street. As a substitute for the City Traffic Engineer's recommendations outlined - above, the Traffic, Parking and Transit Committee had recommended with the concurrence of the City Traffic Engineer the followings 1. 26 4. Se 10. ll. That both sides of Tenth Street from Howell Mill Road to Piedmont Avenue be made NO PARKING ANY TIME. That both sides of Fourteenth Street from Peachtree Street to Howell Mill Road be made NO PARKING ANY TIME. That both sides of Spring Street, NoWe, from Fifth Street to Peach- tree Street be made NO PARKING ANY TIME. That both sides of West Peachtree Street from the intersection of West Peachtree Street, Peachtree Street, and Baker Street north to the intersection of West Peachtree Street, Peachtree Street, and Nineteenth Street be made NO PARKING ANY TIME. That both sides of Peachtree Street from Baker Street to Fourteenth Street be made NO PARKING ANY TIME. That the west side of Piedmont Avenue, N.E., from Fourteenth Street to Thirteenth Street be made NO PARKING ANY TIME. That the east side of Piedmont Avenue, N.E., from Third Street to Twelfth Street be made NO PARKING ANY TIME. That the east side of Juniper Street, N.Ee, from Twelfth Street to Ponce de Leon Avenue be made NO PARKING ANY TIME. That westbound traffic on Tenth Street, NeWe, be prohibited from making a left turn into the southbound onsramp of the North Freeway. That eastbound traffic on Tenth Street, N.W., be prohibited from making a left turn into the northbound on=ramp of the North Freeway. That eastbound traffic on Tenth Street, NoWe, be prohibited from making a left turn into Williams Street. Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meetings; February 27, 19673 page 3 12. That westbound traffic on Fourteenth Street, NeW., be prohibited from making a left turn into the southbound on-ramp of the North Freeway. 13. That eastbound traffic on Fourteenth Street, NeWe, be prohibited from making a left turn into the northbound on-ramp of the North Freeway. 14, That eastbound traffic on Fourteenth Street, N.W.e, be prohibited from making a left turn into Williams Street. 15. That westbound traffic on North Avenue, NeWo, be prohibited from making a left turn into the southbound on-ramp of the North Freeway. 16. That westbound traffic on North Avenue, N-W., be prohibited from making a left turn into Williams Street. 17. That eastbound traffic on North Avenue, NoWe, be prohibited from making a left turn into the northbound on-ramp of the North Freewaye Mr. Bevins said that the Traffic Engineering Department is, of course, willing to see the complete elimination of all parking on the aforementioned streets (as listed in the substitute proposal) plus some NO LEFT TURN regula- tions given a trial. He said further, "However, we are convinced that these measures will not give sufficient traffic improvement to justify the incon- venience and the problems created. The proposed ONE WAY operation of the four-street combination (Peachtree Street--West Peachtree Street and Tenth Street=-Fourteenth Street) is, in our judgment, the most sensible and satis- factory answer available today to increase the traffic carrying capacity of streets in this part of the City and to clear up recognized existing serious traffic congestion problems. ONE WAY operation of these particular streets solves more problems and yields greater traffic carrying capacity than would any other streets in the areas In addition, ONE WAY operation of these streets fits with the other existing ONE WAY streets in the area and ‘sets the stage’ for additional ONE WAY streets and/or reversible lane streets as needed. Operating these streets ONE WAY offers a substantial (20% to 30%) increase in capacity over two-way operation on these four streets with added substantial increases on several adjacent streets. In addition (and of equal importance), the ONE WAY operation of these streets would permit us to ‘clear up’ ten or twelve congested intersections by eliminating unsatisfactory three-phase operation and changing to simple two-phase operation. All of these benefits could be realized with ONE WAY operation and the relatively minor additional parking restrictions listed." Alderman G. Everett Millican requested explanation of the proposed NO LEFT TURN restrictions. In explaining the proposed change, the City Traffic Engineer said that, in his opinion, the proposal was a rather poor sub- stitute for ONE WAY operation of the streets, but that NO LEFT TURN restric- tions would clear up the congestion at certain points to where it was reason-= able, Mr. Bevins said, "We either go to ONF WAY streets or NO PARKING and Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; February 27, 1967; page 4 NO LEFT TURN restrictions or say that there is nothing that can be done." Mr. W. E. Clark, 1107 Peachtree Street, said that he was concerned about "how people would get out of Atlanta’ if the proposed NO LEFT TURN restrice- tions were installed. Alderman George Cotsakis requested furcher explanation of the proposed park- ing bans. Mr. Bevins mentioned that, at a previous hearing on the ONE WAY street proposals, residents and businessmen of the streets under considera- tion repeatedly said, in effect, "Don't make my street one way. Take the parking off." The proposal that both sides of Peachtree Street from Baker Street to four- teenth Street be made NO PARKING ANY TIME came under discussion, with Mr. Edgar Gay, Gay Men's Shops, 1004 Peachtree Street, N.eE., and spokesman for the Tenth Street Business Association, giving considerable background information regard- ing the area and saying that tne businessmen could foresee heavy financial losses if NO PARKING ANY TIME were installed. He stressed the point that, at this time, no additional off-street parking was available. He also said that a traffic congestion problem existed in the Tenth Street area only during peak rush hours. Mr. Charles W. Bergman, Attorney, representing property owners and residents in the area of the intersection of Juniper Street and Tenth Street, said that the property owners would be adversely affected by the installation of NO PARKING because present tenants would leave and because it would be diffi- cult, if not impossible, to get new tenants. Mr. Bergman said that, if the City removed parking on the south side of Tenth Street, it would be more or less taking the property. Mr. We Es Clark made additional remarks which included the statement that real estate drops from 20% to 40% on a ONE WAY street. He said that Peachtree Street had no traffic problems except during peak rush hours, particularly on Fridays at the intersection of Fourteenth Street and Peach- tree Street. Alderman Millican also made additional remarks. He said that Atlanta had to have NO PARKING or ONE WAY streets in the Downtown Area and suggested that West Peachtree Street and Spring Street might be considered for ONE WAY operation. He stressed the importance of increased wrecker service and suggested a $25.00 fine for parking in a restricted area. Stressing the importance of increased enforcement, Alderman Millican said that he could see no necessiry tor a NO PARKING restriction during the middle of the day on West Peachtree Street, Peachtree Street, or Spring Street. Mr. Jo J. Bader of the Tenth Street business district said that the small merchants in the area would undoubtedly close if all on=street parking were removed. He pointed out that the City, in turn, would lose taxpayers as the businesses closed. Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meetings; February 27, 1967; page 5 Mr. Joe Shippen, whose family owns property in the Pershing Point area, i.e. Rose Bowl Restaurant, an apartment building, etc, asked that on- street parking be removed only during rush hours. Mrs. Bennett, Bennett Paint and Supply Co., i118 Tenth Street, N.E., said that, when Tenth Street was widened and omestreet parking on their side of the street was subsequently removed, the business survived. She said that the business could survive ONE WAY traffic operation. She pointed out, however, that the business could not survive additional on-street parking removal. Mr. Robert W. Bivens, Executive Director, Central Atlanta Progress, Ince, submitted copies of the organization's February 23, 1967, Newsletter, which included the following statement: NON HASTY REMOVAL OF PARKING "The City should think twice before banning parking 24 hrs. per day in close-in areas simply because it cannot, or does not, enforce a 2-hre ban during peak traffic hours. Why not rigid enforcement with STIFF fines, prompt toweaway, violators footing the bill -=4 as intermediate step, before total removal? Neighborhoods are important, too." Mr. Sam A. Dorsey, Attorney, representing property owners on Spring Street between Fourteenth Street and Peachtree Street, said that a total ban of on-street parking in the area would serve no purpose. He maintained that the afternoon rush hour traffic congestion on Spring Street was the result of a bottleneck further north on Peachtree Street at Peachtree Station. He said that the complete removal of on=estreet parking on Spring Street would simply send vehicles more quickly to a waiting point to get through the bottleneck. Mr. Brannon Lesesne, He Mo Patterson & Son, 1020 Spring Street, NoWe, ex= plained that, although H. M. Patterson & Son has considerable off-street parking, there were times when on-street parking was necessary. He said that the complete removal of parking on Spring Street at all times would definitely create a hardship om some people, particularly between the hours of 9:00 aom. and 4:00 pom. He said further that the traffic flows generally well down Spring Street except between the hours of 4:00 pom. and 6:00 pom. Mr. Harry Gilham, Georgia Lighting Supply Company, Inc., 835 Spring Street, N.W., explained his problem, i.e. that he had a lease on his present loca- tion which would not expire in the near future, that his wholesale business was dependent upon four or five callers a day, and that the four or fivecallers had to park on the street. He said that, although the complete removal of on-street parking would completely cripple his business, a ONE WAY traffic pattern would do it no harm. Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; February 27, 1967; page 6 Dr. Jo L» Hawk, J. L. Hawk Drug Store, 1176 West Peachtree Street, NoWe, at Fourteenth Street, asked that the Commission recommend against removing on-street parking adjacent to his business, in operation in 1919. Dr. Hawk said that he was concerned about how customers would get to his store and said that his business could not survive without on-street parking on West Peachtree Street. He said that, as nearby on-street parking was de- creased, he has had to increase his delivery service. Mr. Ben Shippen, another member of the family owning property in the Pershing Point area, i.e. Rose Bowl Restaurant, an apartment building, etc., also requested that on-street parking in the area remain during the day with only a rush hour restriction. Mr. Dean Dodds, Dean's Firearms & Accessories, 1126 West Peachtree Street, N.E., said that the removal of on-street parking in the area would result . in either moving to another location or dissolving the business. Mre De O. Beusse, General Manager, Biltmore Hotel, 817 West Peachtree Street, NoE.; said that only during the afternoon rush hours was there a traffic problem on West Peachtree Street, He said that, although the removal of on-street parking would pose no problem for the Biltmore Hotel, ONE WAY movement of traffic would adversely affect the operation of the garage across the street because it would be necessary to drive eight blocks to get to the garage.* Speaking in behalf of the Biltmore Hotel, he was definitely against ONE WAY operation on West Peachtree Street. Mr. Frank J. Lachnit, who operates an antique business at 1166 West Peachtree Street, N.W-, which is across the street from Dr. Hawk's Drug Store, was very much opposed to the removal of on-street parking on West Peachtree Street. He said that there were no off-street parking garages in the area and there was no hope of getting one. Mr. Lachnit suggested that West Peachtree Street might be made ONE WAY inbound during the morning hours and ONE WAY outbound later in the day; he explained that this type of operation worked well in Toronto, Canada, a city about the size of Atlanta. Mr. Lachnit also sug- gested that a traffic signal be installed at Pershing Point. Miss Claribel Hiller, who operates an art gallery at 933 West Peachtree Street, N.E., said that at no time during the day are both lanes of West Peachtree Street in full use and that she could see no need for taking parking off West Peachtree Street at any time. Also, she suggested that, if ONE WAY streets were installed, Peachtree Street and Spring Street would be the most likely pair. Mr. Fred Patterson, Ho. Me Patterson & Son, expressed his opposition to the removal of on-street parking on Spring Street and on West Peachtree Street. He noted, however, that the parking on cross streets in the area would probably hamper traffic attempting to reach Freeway ramps. Mre We T. Barber, 533 Tenth Street, N.W.e, speaking for residents and property owners of the area, said that his was a fringe area and that traffic has been declining. He said that to eliminate parking completely would, in turn, Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; February 27, 1967; page 7 eliminate certain small businesses. He explained that neither he nor his neighbors were financially able to relocate their businesses to some other section of the City. He also pointed out that to remove on-street parking to speed traffic through the area would, in most cases, be speeding non- taxpayers to outlying areas. In closing, Mr. Barber submitted a petition asking the Aldermanic Board "to reconsider any proposal to prohibit parking on Tenth Street.” Mr. Grady Sewell, owner of a barber shop at 531 Tenth Street, N.W., said that many small businesses in his area did not have driveways and that no reasonable location was available for an off-street parking facility. Speak- ing for other small businesses in his area as well as his own, he opposed the removal of on-street parking on Tenth Street. The discussion then shifted to the Piedmont Avenue and Juniper Street area. Miss Carolyn Hinman, 923 Piedmont Avenue, N.E., said that she now had rental units and that she was dependent upon the income from the property. She said that it would be impossible to keep the present tenants or to get other tenants if the on-street parking were completely removed from Piedmont Avenue. She asked that parking be removed only during rush hours. Mr. Robert E. Sherrell, 960 Piedmont Avenue, N.E., opposed the proposal to make the east side of Piedmont Avenue, N.E., from Third Street to Twelfth Street NO PARKING ANY TIME. He said that there was no traffic problem on Piedmont Avenue in this area except perhaps during rush hours. He pointed out that this section of Piedmont Avenue is primarily residential and that most of the houses were built many years ago when there was no need for driveways. He said that the removal of parking would be an extreme hardship on these residents. Mr. Jerry Zimmerman, Piedmont Pharmacy, Inc., 991 Piedmont Avenue, N.E., at Tenth Street, said that most of the people in the area are elderly people who are dependent upon their income from rental property. He said that, although the residents are generally agreeable to a rush hour parking restriction, the complete removal of on-street parking would make their rental property unrentable. Mr. Russell Martin, 835 Piedmont Avenue, N.E.«, also expressed opposition to the complete removal of on-street parking on Piedmont Avenue. Mrs. George Norman, a resident of Piedmont Avenue between Seventh Street and Eighth Street, said that she felt that tickets should be issued to motorists who do not observe rush hour restrictions. Also opposing the installation of further NO PARKING restrictions on Piedmont Avenue was Mr. Larry Nicholson, who said that, during the day, Piedmont Avenue was clear of all traffic congestion. Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; February 27, 1967; page 8 The City Traffic Engineer expressed his appreciation of the many interested citizens who had given their views on the various proposals. He said that the Commission wished to explore all of the possibilities in solving traffic problems throughout the City and stressed that the solutions were not based upon what would move the most vehicles in the shortest length of time, but rather, what could be done to effect a "net gain" for the Community. Mr. Robert Le Sommerville, President, Atlanta Transit System, Inc., said that, although the removal of on-street parking would not greatly affect the Atlanta Transit System's operation of buses, he did not understand all of the preparation to make the streets of Atlanta into raceways which would simply speed non-taxpayers to outlying areas. He said that he thought the City should start taxing them before giving them any benefit of this kind. He also said that, "The notion that we have to have NO PARKING ANY TIME including Sundays seems to be going far beyond what we need to do." In his closing remarks, the Chairman, Mr. Goodwin, said that the handwriting is more or less on the wall that the removal of all onestreet parking will eventually be necessary on certain City streets. He mentioned that the Tenth Street business district would someday have to have off-street parking and that the businesses concerned should begin as soon as possible to provide off-street parking facilities, He suggested that, in all such areas, resi- dential and business, where off-street parking does not presently exist, action should be taken to provide such parking, because, year after year, the number of vehicles using the streets of the City of Atlanta will steadily increase and off-street parking will be required to clear the streets for traffic movement. THE EXECUTIVE SESSION OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION was held on March 3, 1967. After considerable discussion of the NO PARKING restric- tions referred to the Commission by the Board of Aldermen on February 20, 1967, the Traffic and Transportation Commission recommended the following: Ae PEACHTREE STREET. l. East side; from 12th Street to 14th Street; NO PARKING ANY TIME. 2. East side; from 14th Street to 15th Street; NO PARKING ANY TIME. 3. West side; from 13th Street to 14th Street; NO PARKING ANY TIME. B. WEST PEACHTREE STREET. 1. East side; from 10th Street to llth Street; NO PARKING ANY TIME. 2. East sides; from 13th Street to 15th Street; NO PARKING 4:00 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M, 3. East side; from Simpson Street to West Peachtree Place; NO PARK- ING ANY TIME. 4, East side; from North Avenue to Ponce de Leon Avenue; NO PARK-= ING ANY TIME. 5. West side; from North Avenue to Linden Avenue; NO PARKING ANY TIME. Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; February 27, 1967; page 9 II. CG. FOURTEENTH STREET. 1. North side; from West Peachtree Street to Spring Street; NO PARKING ANY TIME. (Mr. Grady A. Lee cast a negative vote.) 2. North side; from Peachtree Street to West Peachtree Street; NO PARKING ANY TIME. 3. South side; from Hemphill Avenue to Curran Street; NO PARKING ANY TIME. D. JUNIPER STREET. l. East side; from 12th Street to Ponce de Leon Avenue; NO PARKING ANY TIME. Ee PIEDMONT AVENUE. le. East sides from 3rd Street to 12th Street; NO PARKING ANY TIME. 2. West side; from 13th Street to 14th Street; NO PARKING ANY TIME. 3. West side; from 14th Street to 15th Street; NO PARKING ANY TIME. In discussing the east side of Piedmont Avenue from Third Street to Twelfth Street, it was agreed that the recommendation be NO PARKING ANY TIME; however, the Commission asked the City Traffic Engineer to notify the members of the Traffic, Parking and Transit Committee at their forthcoming meeting on March 8, 1967, that it was the Commission's suggestion that a NO PARKING 4:00 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M. restriction might be used on Piedmont Avenue from Tenth Street to a point approximately 400 to 600 feet south of Tenth Street to give the merchants in the area some temporary relief. PERMITS FOR OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES. Ae 199-201 FORSYTH STREET, S.W. Parkrite, Inc., 197 Forsyth Street, S.W.; Mr. Jack He Kelly. An off-street parking lot with a total of 34 parking spaces; attendant parking; 10 inbound and 10 outbound reservoir spaces; one entrance on Forsyth Street and one exit on Garnett Street. The City Traffic Engineer recommended approval with the restrictions of NO LEFT TURNS into the entrance on Forsyth Street and NO LEFT TURNS out of the exit on Garnett Street. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION on March 3, 1967, it was moved and seconded that this recommendation be APPROVED. All were in favor. AIR RIGHTS OVER THE RAILROAD TRACKS IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY MARIETTA STREET, SPRING STREET, HUNTER STREET, AND TECHWOOD DRIVE. Downtown Development Corp.3; Mr. John Edwards, Jr., Traffic Planning Associates. An off-street parking garage of two decks with a total of 1,734 park- ing spaces; self-parking; 22 inbound reservoir spaces and 27 out- bound reservoir spaces; one entrance on Spring Street and one double entrance on the Techwood Viaduct; one double exit on Spring Street and one double exit on the Techwood Viaduct. Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting; February 27, 1967; page 10 III. IV. Ve The Gity Traffic Engineer recommended approval with certain changes in design and with certain restrictions: Changes in design include (1) that modifications be made in the entrance and exit aisles which would remove certain parking stalls that might tend to impede the movement of through traffic in the entrance and exit aisles and (2) that an internal ramp arrangement or other suitable means be provided to permit vehicles from each of the two decks to exit to Techwood Drive in a manner which provides for both right turns and left turns into Techwood Drive, or, as an alternate, that a direct connection from each of the two decks to Hunter Street would be a suitable and preferred alternate to the above-mentioned left turns into Techwood Drive. Restrictions include (1) NO LEFT TURNS into the Spring Street entrance and (2) NO LEFT TURNS out of the Spring Street exit. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION on March 3, 1967, it was moved and seconded that this recommendation be APPROVED. All were in favor. REPORT OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS; Superintendent J. L. Moseley. Sergeant Michael Edwards submitted a report showing the following traffic accidents through February 26, 1967, as compared with the same period in 1966. 1967 1966 Fatal AccidentS.csrcccsccceccsccennaceveseses Lo cccccccescccscen Is Injured ACCTACTIES -» 0:0 0: e:0ee ecece tee eee Were ee ete eee GOD wee ie: e2eseieterniel ecole 386 Property Damage ACCLAEHES s:e:s:0:s weeee ew ewww oes Ob 2ecens ceeew es eee eds 407 3,479 3,806 ROUTINE ORDINANCES. The City Traffic Engineer presented the routine ordinances, which were approved by the Traffic and Transportation Commission. (For a complete list of the routine ordinances, see the Minutes of the Traffic, Parking and Transit Committee Meeting for March 8, 1967.) NEXT MEETING: Monday, March 27, 1967. The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 p.m.
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