Gwinnett Deserves Options!Gwinnett REsidents for Alternative Transit
Connecting Gwinnett with:
sidewalks / bike paths / multi-use trail network / buses / rail
Supporters / Mission
Let’s (re)build a better Gwinnett
“Gwinnett is Great.” The water towers are no more but the sentiment remains. The rural suburbia has quickly transitioned to a booming metropolis. The iconic water towers were built in 1968 and 1972 when Gwinnett had an unimpressive population of only about 70,000. Compare that to the current population of around 900,000 and you start to understand where all this traffic came from.
Gwinnett is GREAT is not about supporting any one particular transportation solution, instead we are for opening the dialogue for what Gwinnett’s future transit infrastructure might look like. Whether it be something as small as multi-use trails connecting all the parks or as grand as a network of rail lines is something the urban planners and civil engineers can debate. We are simply for getting away from our dependence on cars one step at a time.
Not only has the county grown nearly 1300% in the last 45 years but it has also grown up. In the last 20 years construction has been inescapable in Gwinnett, the Mall of Georgia (’99), Sugarloaf Mills(’01), Infinite Energy Center (’03), Georgia Gwinnett College (’06), Gwinnett Medical Duluth Campus(’06) and North Tower in Lawrenceville(’09), Coolray Field (’09) and much more have all opened their doors in the past 2 decades.
In addition to the construction Gwinnett is now home to the largest Hindu temple in North America (BAPS Lilburn), the second largest Theatre Company in the state (Aurora Theatre), a AAA baseball team (Gwinnett Braves), an ECHL hockey team (Atlanta Gladiators), and a NLL lacrosse team (Georgia Swarm) all drawing large crowds on a regular basis.
The time has come for Gwinnett to take alternative transit seriously and we could not have better leadership to take on such a daunting task. The only problem is we haven’t told them we want it.
Everyone benefits from a fully developed mass transit infrastructure. let’s show our elected officials once and for all we are seriously fed up with traffic in Gwinnett and we are ready for alternatives.
Gwinnett County Leaders,
We call on you to be the leaders to make the decisions that outlast your term and outlive our generation.
We live, work, and play in Gwinnett and we need our leadership to address transportation issues. Congestion has become an issue that is not only effecting quality of life but also impacting employers and developers who are choosing more connected regions.
We need transit options that are available and accessable to the masses. As Gwinnett continues to grow rapidly, now is the time to invest, before it becomes even more difficult.
We sign this petition to say we are ready for an updated infrastructure and we have faith that you are the leaders to take us there.
Gwinnett Is GREAT
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March 15, 2016 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Bogan Park Community Recreation Center
2723 Bogan Road, Buford, GA 30519
March 19, 2016 – 10:00am to noon
Shorty Howell Activity Building
2750 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, GA 30096
March 21, 2016 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Lucky Shoals Park Community Room
4651 Britt Road
Norcross, GA 30093
March 29, 2016 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Snellville City Hall Community Room
2342 Oak Road SW
Snellville, GA 30078
April 18, 2016 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Dacula Park Activity Building
2735 Old Auburn Avenue
Dacula, GA 30019
April 21, 2016 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
One Justice Square
Gwinnett County Planning & Development Conference Room
446 West Crogan Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
The same information will be presented at each meeting.
- Q: Who are you?
- A: We are Sparta! No but seriously, just a group of citizens who want to see Gwinnett move forward.
- Q: But I don’t want MARTA.
- A: That wasn’t a question, but to answer your statement; we are not about MARTA in particular coming to Gwinnett, we are for any comprehensive mass transit solution.
- Q: Well then what is your plan Mr. Smarty Pants?
- A: We think the urban planners and civil engineers should tell us what the best plan looks like. We just believe that now is the time to act.
- Q: Is this for Republicans / Democrats / Liberals / Conservatives / Trains?
- A: We come from all parties and all backgrounds. I don’t believe any trains have signed, but I suppose they could if they had hands.
- Q: Why is GREAT capitalized?
- A: GREAT stands for “Gwinnett REsidents for Alternative Transit.” Or if you think that’s cheesy then we will say it’s because we left the caps lock on. You decide.
- Q: Do you support more sidewalks / protected bike lanes / a trail network / expanded bus routes / rail service / etc?
- A: Yes.