Chamblee Mobility

The city is currently working on three exciting and important transportation planning efforts simultaneously: the city's first ever Multi-modal Transportation Plan; an extension plan for Phase 3 of the Rail Trail; and a plan for the safe operation of shared autonomous vehicles (SAVs) in downtown. Public input for these plans is happening concurrently. Read more about these projects and opportunities to get involved below.
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Chamblee Mobility Plan

The mobility plan is a Multi-modal Transportation Plan that will set policy direction and make project recommendations for the City of Chamblee over the next 20 years. The city has led this plan to help unify the recommendations of several small-area plans and studies over the last decade, as well as giving a broader mobility context to the forward-looking efforts the city is currently undertaking, such as planning for the Atlanta Region’s first self-driving vehicle service.

Closing out the first quarter of 2019, the plan process is nearing the draft phase. The study team has completed a review of existing conditions and has used its broad understanding of Chamblee’s mobility needs gathered from stakeholder input to define draft recommendations for the city to follow. These include both capital projects—physical changes to our streets and transportation network—as well as policy changes that change the way the city approaches transportation. The draft recommendations are presented further down on this page. The full draft document will be ready soon for public comment.

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With the DeKalb County T-SPLOST and other funding sources complementing what local resources the city uses on its transportation system, it is important to have a framework like the Mobility Plan so that ongoing transportation decisions help to complete the transportation network to reflect Chamblee’s current needs. At the same time, though, this plan is embracing new transportation options, which are developing at a rapid pace, and will help to prepare the city for what is likely to be a different transportation reality in the future.

The plan has already undertaken several public outreach efforts, including a survey that is still open. We encourage the Chamblee community to participate in this plan, as it is designed to reflect YOUR community’s transportation needs and priorities. We expect to have the plan complete in the spring, so please get involved! The Community Survey closed on January 31st, but you can still give us your thoughts: Mobility Plan Feedback.

You can review the draft recommendations by clicking the image below:

Chamblee MTP Draft Recommendations

Rail Trail Phase 3 Extension Livable Centers Initiative (LCI)

In February of 2018, the city was awarded an $80,000 Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to fund a new planning study to explore possibilities to further extend the city's Rail Trail through Downtown Chamblee. This new grant will lead to a concept plan for Phase 3 of the rail trail, which will extend the trail eastward from Chamblee Dunwoody Way through the new Town Center project to Ingersoll Rand Drive. 

Phase 3 LCI Application Concept Map

The study will also explore possible locations for the rail trail to cross the MARTA tracks to the south of Downtown and extend to New Peachtree Road, as well as to potentially connect with new mixed-use development at the former GM site in Doraville. The city is in the process of meeting with property owners along the conceptual routes. As we move into the design and recommendations phase of the project, a draft existing conditions document will be released to the public for review. The results of public comment will inform the final recommendations.

Shared Autonomous Vehicle (SAV) Operation Plan

The city, in Summer 2018, received a grant from Georgia Tech to develop an operations plan for a pilot SAV on Peachtree Road in downtown Chamblee, to build on momentum from the SAV feasibility study the City adopted earlier that year. The city will present the Self-Driving Shuttle Operations Plan and Best Practices Manual in early April for public input and to City Council for adoption in May. Read more about it on the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge page.

Upcoming Events:

Open House 1
Drop-in event with boards detailing final draft recommendations for public comment
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (Prior to the City Council meeting)
Chamblee Civic Center, 3540 Broad Street, Flyer, Folleto de evento

Open House 2
Review and discuss with staff the final recommendations for the Mulitmodal Transportation Plan, MARTA Mobility Hub Concept Plans, and Operation Plan for our proposed Self-Driving Shuttle
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (Prior to the City Council meeting)
Chamblee Civic Center, 3540 Broad Street, Flyer, Folleto de evento

Archived Events:

Kick-off Meeting for Public Input
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
North DeKalb Senior Center
3393 Malone Drive  ​FlyerFolleto de evento

​​Public Engagement Opportunity at Taste of Chamblee
Saturday, October 6, 2018​
4​:00 pm to 8:00 pm​​
Downtown Chamblee
Multi-Modal Transportation Plan Booth in front of City Hall​​
Please visit the Taste of Chamblee website for more information

First Pop-Up Event
Monday, December 3, 2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Bowlmor Bowling Alley
2175 Savoy Drive  Flyer, Folleto de evento

Second Pop-Up Event - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Sunday, December 9, 2018
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Plaza Fiesta - Annual Holiday Parade
4166 Buford Highway  Flyer, Folleto de evento

"Speed Dating" Event
Dinner, dessert, and gift card giveaways!
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
North DeKalb Senior Center
3393 Malone Drive  Flyer, Folleto de evento

Archived survey:
Chamblee Mobility Plan Community Survey, Encuesta para la comunidad del Plan de Movilidad de Chamblee.

If you have any questions concerning Chamblee Mobility, please contact Rebecca Keefer, City of Chamblee Special Projects Manager, at 470-395-2347 or rkeefer@chambleega.gov.