Since 1999, Buckhead CID has partnered with a landscape services provider to assist in the maintenance, care and housekeeping of exterior landscaped medians, concrete medians, bridge overpasses, underpasses and pedestrian islands in the following locations:
Operation Shield Cameras
Buckhead CID, in partnership with the Atlanta Police Department (APD) and the Atlanta Police Foundation (APF), has installed a wireless network-based public safety surveillance system as part of Operation Shield that enables the Atlanta Police Department and the Atlanta Police Video Integration Center to proactively provide police services to the community. The camera system also provides real-time situational awareness of key areas within the CID and records camera images for post-incident investigation.
Buckhead CID has spent more than $2.5 million since 2005 to place off-duty Atlanta Police Department officers along Buckhead’s busiest corridors during peak traffic times. This initiative reduces vehicle idling, improves traffic flow, keeps the intersections clear and assists pedestrians in moving safely about the area. In addition, Buckhead CID has placed additional off-duty Atlanta Police officers at key intersections around Lenox and Phipps Malls since 2003 to address the increase in vehicle traffic and pedestrian movement during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
In January 2014, the Buckhead CID partnered with local nonprofit Georgia Works! to keep Buckhead clean. Georgia Works!, a newly created 501(c)(3), is a proven homelessness intervention and employment program with the goal of offering homeless men an opportunity to work, earn a paycheck and change their habits and mindset from dependency to self-sufficiency.
The men who are accepted into this program must make several commitments to the organization:
In order for this program to be successful, Georgia Works! needs local partners who will provide work opportunities to the program participants. Buckhead CID saw the great potential of this outstanding program and the important mission behind it to allow homeless men to become self-sufficient, and identified an opportunity that would help to keep Buckhead clean and meet the needs of Georgia Works!
Participants from the program work with the Buckhead CID on maintenance initiatives, and are extremely productive. They proactively seek out areas and types of issues that need attention and continue to make an impact on keeping Buckhead clean through trash pick-up, graffiti removal and painting.
For more information regarding Georgia Works!, or to get involved, visit www.georgiaworks.net.
Buckhead CID contributes $200,000 annually to support alternative commute programs offered through Livable Buckhead (LBI).
LBI “strives to ensure the long term vitality and prosperity of the Buckhead community by working cooperatively with individuals, public entities and private businesses to integrate into everyday life and business sustainable strategies that improve the environment and quality of life in the community.”
Among the services and programs offered by LBI, they work cooperatively with community and regional partners to improve mobility, accessibility and air quality in Buckhead by sponsoring programs and providing incentives to encourage commuters to take transit, carpool, vanpool, telework, and bike and walk to work.
Financed entirely by Buckhead CID and managed by Livable Buckhead (“LBI”), “the buc” is a community shuttle service designed to provide free connections between area hotels, restaurants, offices, shopping destinations and MARTA rail in Buckhead.
The Buckhead CID has reduced the operating budget for “the buc”, resulting in significant changes to the shuttle’s service on the Piedmont-Lenox Line. (For more information on this decision, please click here.)
Beginning July 6, 2015, this route will only serve stops along the Piedmont Corridor, connecting these commuters to the Buckhead MARTA station. Service along Peachtree Rd., including stops at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, are being eliminated from the Piedmont-Lenox Line. The Lenox Park Line that serves AT&T is unaffected.
“the buc” continues to provide “last-mile” connectivity to and from MARTA’s Buckhead rail station and major employment locations north of the station in the Piedmont corridor. For routing and schedules, go here.
Buckhead CID Traffic Model
For almost everything we do, we are reacting to conditions, problems or events as we develop solutions, projects and programs. We are pleased with what we have done so far. But it would be far better if we could anticipate the future and plan to get ahead of what will likely occur through development. Being able to test “what if?” scenarios involving real estate development and infrastructure improvement would give us the best chance of maximizing the return on our investment.
The Buckhead CID developed a transportation and land use model of the entire CID area.
The model allows Buckhead CID to test numerous hypothetical transportation and land use scenarios, such as the impact of adding a new roadway link, evaluating new development impacts, exploring signal timing optimization or transit route operations.
The model allows us to evaluate both the area-wide (mesoscopic) and detailed (microscopic) impacts any future land use and roadway or transit improvements may have on the entire network. Simulations are used to help identify traffic growth and changing land use impacts and make it easier for stakeholders to decide how to best allocate and prioritize transportation and other investments.