BCID Increases Traffic Officer Program to Alleviate Holiday Traffic

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BCID Increases Traffic Officer Program to

Alleviate Holiday Traffic

Eighth year of program increases number of patrols starting Black Friday through December 28

Atlanta – Nov. 26, 2019 – Black Friday should be a breeze in Buckhead this year. The Buckhead Community Improvement District’s (CID) Holiday Traffic Officer Program will launch for the 2019 shopping season on Black Friday, November 29 and run through December 28. The holiday traffic officer program focuses on helping traffic move more efficiently during peak rush hour times by keeping the intersections clear when drivers are entering or exiting shopping malls, offices or retail developments. This year, the CID has added three more patrolled locations to help ease traffic, along Stratford, Lenox Road and the Buckhead Loop.

Created eight years ago in an effort to help ease holiday traffic in one of the busiest shopping districts in Atlanta, the Buckhead CID funds and manages the deployment of additional off-duty Atlanta Police Department (APD) traffic officers in main congested locations.

“We want to do our part to help residents and visitors coming to Buckhead’s shops, restaurants and hotels to have an enjoyable and unforgettable experience,” said Jim Durrett, Buckhead CID executive director. “Our recently finished complete street along E. Paces Ferry Road, which includes a multi-use trail and pedestrian crossing signals from Roxboro Road to the Gordon C. Bynum pedestrian bridge, will also make it easier for pedestrians to access Lenox Mall and the nearby MARTA station when shopping,” he added.

Officers will be posted at road intersections that correlate to Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza, and also will include:

  • Peachtree Road at Lenox Road
  • Peachtree Road at Lenox Parkway
  • Peachtree at Stratford
  • Lenox Road at E. Paces Ferry Road
  • Peachtree Road at Monarch/Mall Entrance
  • Lenox Road at Kingsboro Road
  • Lenox Road at Wright Avenue
  • Peachtree at Oak Valley
  • Buckhead Loop

This year’s holiday traffic officer schedule will be:

Friday November 29 noon to 9 p.m.
Saturday November 30 2 to 8 p.m.
Friday December 6 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturday December 7 noon to 8 p.m.
Thursday December 12 4 to 7 p.m.
Friday December 13 4 to 8 p.m.
Saturday December 14 noon to 9 p.m.
Sunday December 15 2 to 8 p.m.
Monday December 16 3 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday December 17 3 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday December 18 3 to 9 p.m.
Thursday December 19 1 to 9 p.m.
Friday December 20 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday December 21 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday December 22 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday December 23 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday December 24 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday December 26 noon to 8 p.m.
Friday December 27 noon to 8 p.m.
Saturday December 28 noon to 8 p.m.

About Buckhead CID
The mission of the BCID is to create and maintain a more accessible and livable urban environment. We meet the challenges of growth by investing tax dollars collected from commercial property owners within the district, as well as other funds we leverage from outside the district, to make meaningful improvements in the transportation network and public realm that connect people and places. For more information, visit buckheadcid.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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