Parking Day on Peachtree next week!

NEW DATE: Save the date for 9/30!
Park(ing) Day is an annual global event where cities transform and activate parking spaces to call attention to the need for more urban space for people. Join CAP and the Department of City Planning for Park(ing) Day on Thursday, September 30 from 11am-3pm to explore the Peachtree Shared Space.

We will have a range of free activities along all three blocks of the shared space. Plus, stop by the Peachtree Center Green Market, which will be going on from 11-1!
Activities include:

  • Chalk art by the Georgia Chalk Artists Guild throughout the Shared Space
  • Lawn Games
  • On street dining throughout the space – grab food along the corridor and sit outside!
  • Comedy + yoga 
  • Architecture tours with Dean Baker, 12 pm and 2 pm, meeting at Baker and Peachtree
  • Dog portraits with the Peachtree Center skyscape – 1 -2 pm – bring your pup on by for a photo with iconic Atlanta architecture.

Register for your (free) ticket to Park(ing) Day here.

MARTA Hosts National Voter Registration Day

MARTA GETS INVOLVED

For the 12th year, MARTA and local nonprofits will come together to host a National Voter Registration Day. National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan holiday that celebrates our country’s democracy by encouraging every eligible American to vote. On this special day, MARTA will host nonprofit organizations to conduct voter registration activities and share information inside the stations.

JOIN US 

On September 28th, 2021,from 2-7p.m., MARTA patrons can register to vote at the following stations:
Doraville – H.E. Holmes – West End – Kensington – Lindbergh Center – Five Points – College Park


Remember to bring your state identification card or state issued driver’s license in order to register. COVID-19 protocols will be in place for the safety of MARTA’s customers, partner organizations, and staff. Masks are required. Volunteers will be at these seven stations to register MARTA patrons to vote.

Office of Solid Waste Services Placing More Crews in Service to Ensure Timely Collection of Yard Trimmings

Due to staffing shortages that continue to affect the solid waste industry nationwide, the Department of Public Works (DPW) has taken immediate, aggressive action to address challenges with collecting yard trimmings. As a result of two successful hiring events, DPW is placing more crews on routes and projects continued increases in crews over the coming weeks to ensure the timely collection of yard trimmings. DPW continues to collect trash and recycling in a timely manner and is addressing any missed collections in those areas quickly once identified.  PLEASE LEAVE ITEMS CURBSIDE AS CREWS CONTINUE TO COLLECT YARD TRIMMINGS. For more information regarding DPW collection efforts, visit www.atlantaga.gov/publicworks

Upcoming BeltLine Virtual Public Meeting

Southeast Study Group – Subarea 4 Master Plan Update
September 30, 2021 from 6:30-8pm

Join Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) as we update the Subarea 4 Master Plan which is a plan to guide growth for vibrant, livable mixed-use communities by applying best management practices for transit-oriented development, mobility, affordable housing, green space and alternative modes of transportation. 

In this meeting, we are seeking input from community as we review goals for land use, mobility, mobility and greenspace. We will also provide a detailed analysis of existing conditions in the subarea that will help inform the future design workshop in October. The meeting will conclude with questions and discussion.
 
Take a few minutes and explore our project website which includes interactive activities and a survey: https://bit.ly/BeltlineSA4

Please submit questions no later than Wednesday, September 29th at noon to: meeting.questions@atlbeltline.org.

We will take as many questions as we can on Zoom and Facebook Live, but submitting ahead of time is the best way to ensure we are able to address your question.

VIRTUAL MEETING DETAILS

September 30, 2021 from 6:30-8pm
To pre-register or join the Zoom meeting already in progress please click HERE.
Phone Number to call in: 929-205-6099 
Webinar ID: 882 2962 7568

Share Your Thoughts on MARTA’s New Rail Car Exterior Graphic Design

WHAT WOULD YOUR IDEAL RAIL CAR LOOK LIKE?
NEXT STEP: BRAND NEW MARTA RAIL CARS

Re-imagine the future of transit as a fast-moving work of art! We need your help selecting the bold and exciting exterior for MARTA’s new rail cars. Click here to review our four potential design themes for MARTA’s sleek new railcar fleet, then tell us which version you like best, and why. This quick and easy survey only takes a few minutes to complete.

In 2019 MARTA’s board of directors approved a $646 million agreement with Stadler Rail for the purchase of 254 new rail cars. The procurement, which is the single largest for either organization, is a milestone in MARTA’s capital improvement program aimed at more efficient performance and enhanced customer experience. The rail cars are scheduled to be delivered between 2023 and 2028, with the delivery of a pilot car in 2022.
YOUR RIDE, YOU DECIDE

You are just a click away from helping MARTA select the exterior design of our next generation of rail cars that will upgrade your ride and enhance the overall customer experience. During our Phase I efforts, more than 17,000 votes were cast to help shape key attributes of the completely redesigned interior cabin. It’s your ride, you decide!

Our online survey is open until October 9, so share your thoughts today.
RAISING THE BARMARTA’s next generation of rail cars will build upon new technology and advance safety and security for all customers. The goal is to expand comfort and convenience elements to create a reimagined transit experience. Each new pair of rail cars will feature:an open gangway design with modernized electronic signage and public address system,more comfortable seating,handholds and stanchions with better functionality,wheelchair locations,charging stations,luggage space,and enhanced video surveillance. The new rail cars will also interface with other investments aimed at enhancing the customer experience such as MARTA’s new integrated operations center, new station audio-visual information upgrade, systemwide elevator and escalator upgrade, restroom modernization program and station rehabilitation program which will refresh MARTA stations. 
GET IN TOUCH!
Got questions? We’re here for you. For more information contact us at 404-848-5000.

City of Atlanta: Department of City Planning Park(ing) Day

Park(ing) Day is an annual global event where cities transform and activate parking spaces to call attention to the need for more urban space for people. Join CAP and the Department of City Planning for Park(ing) Day on Friday, September 17 from 11am-3pm to explore the Peachtree Shared Space.


The demonstration project along Peachtree Street between Baker and Ellis Streets showcases the ways we can use existing space, usually designated for cars, to improve the experience of being in Downtown Atlanta. On Park(ing) Day, come explore a range of free activities along all three blocks and join us in imagining ways Downtown can be friendlier for cars, businesses, and people. Activities range from chalk art from the Georgia Chalk Artists guild, giant jenga and lawn games and free Mocha pops!


Register for your (free) ticket to Park(ing) Day here.

The Atlanta City Design is a guiding document for the City of Atlanta. Its purpose is to articulate an aspiration for the future city that Atlantans can fall in love with, knowing that if people love their city, they will make better decisions about it. The book is available online and now is available in print at Posman Books at Ponce City Market.

Hear from the leaders behind the book, Commissioner of City Planning Tim Keane, Chief Housing Officer of Atlanta Housing Terri Lee and Beltline creator Ryan Gravel on September 16th from 6-8 pm at Ponce City Market outside at the Amphitheater. Register here to attend. Both free tickets as well as tickets that include the purchase of the book are available.
Department of City Planning | Website
Atlanta City Design | Website

Labor Day Holiday Solid Waste Collection Schedule

The Office of Solid Waste Services will be closed Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day. The collection of garbage, recycling, and bulk collections will be suspended on September 6 but will resume at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7. The schedule includes a one-day delay throughout the holiday week. Customers whose regular collection day is Friday, September 10 will receive collection services on Saturday, September 11. Due to staffing shortages, yard trimmings are collected every other week and will be picked up the week of September 13. Find your collection schedule at http://www.atlantaga.gov/solidwaste or dial 404-546-0311 for questions.

2022 NPU-W Draft Bylaws and Operating Procedures Review 

The Bylaws Committee of NPU-W is proud to share this year’s recommended changes to the Bylaws and the Operating Procedures. The revised documents will be available in this 2022 Redlined Bylaws folder no later than 8 PM ET Monday, August 23, 2021. In the folder you will find the following documents:

  • An intro letter from the Bylaws Co-Chairs outlining the remaining process to adopt the bylaws and and overview of changes from the current bylaws to the proposed version of the bylaws
  • A redlined copy of the Bylaws, with proposed changes inserted in the document
  • A redlined copy of the Operating Procedures, with proposed changes inserted in the document
  • A template for NPU-W Committees to use for their agendas and committee reports, which is an attachment to the Operating Procedures

We encourage you to deep dive these documents and provide any feedback to the committee by 5 PM on Tuesday, September 7. We will also provide an overview of the enhancements on the NPU-W call on Wednesday of this week.

Please submit feedback and questions to bylaws@npu-w.org.