Transportation planning involves the development and management of short- and long-range projects that improve existing transportation systems and promote alternative modes of transportation. It also includes coordination with local, regional and state planning agencies and preparation of grants to request funds for identified transportation improvement projects. A major element of transportation planning is a Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP).
Milton’s CTP evaluated the impact of growth and development on the city’s transportation infrastructure and, through the study, recommended solutions. City leadership will be able to use the CTP as a guide when considering policy and budget decisions. The CTP charts out a path for Milton with a recommended program of projects supporting the city’s vision, stakeholder and public input, need and purpose, and cost considerations.
The six North Fulton cities of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell and Sandy Springs are participating in a regional comprehensive transportation study through the Atlanta Regional Commission. The purpose of the North Fulton Comprehensive Transportation Plan (NFCTP) is to provide the foundation and framework for multi-modal, multi-jurisdictional infrastructure and policy recommendations across the cities.
Transportation planning also evaluates and promotes alternate modes of transportation such as multi-use trails and sidewalks and transit.