Developing more multi-use trails and sidewalks will help Johns Creek become a pedestrian-friendly community that links parks, schools, employment centers, neighborhoods and shopping.
In developing the City's Comprehensive Plan passed in 2008, the residents of Johns Creek expressed an overwhelming interest in sidewalks and trails for pedestrians and bicyclists. A key Comprehensive Plan goal is to connect the sidewalk and multi-use trails network to allow safe pedestrian and bicycle travel throughout Johns Creek. A priority has been placed on filling in gaps, especially along major roadways and within a half-mile of schools, libraries, and parks, including the Chattahoochee River public use areas. The City also is constructing sidewalks and trails along major roads, and connecting Johns Creek’s sidewalk and trail system with networks of neighboring cities and counties.
In April 2016, the City Council approved a sidewalk policy to guide the City’s investments in sidewalks and trails. Projects are selected based on a matrix that includes safety, connectivity and proximity to schools, parks and activity centers, pedestrian use, whether it closes gaps, and cost.
The City’s sidewalk policy establishes two programs:
- City Sidewalk Improvement Program – Prioritizes new sidewalk construction along major and minor roadways. Major roadways will have sidewalk on both sides of the road and minor roadways will have sidewalk on at least one side of the road.
- Neighborhood Sidewalk Program – Outlines a process by which neighborhoods can fund sidewalk construction on streets not identified in the City’s sidewalk improvement program.
To learn more about the City’s goals, requirements, and prioritization guidelines for sidewalks, view the Sidewalk Improvement Policy
To view the sidewalk construction rankings, go to the City's Sidewalk Rating and Cost Matrix
To see the existing and future sidewalks plans, view the Future Sidewalk and Trail Network map