Residents of Johns Creek who travel the 141 corridor have understood just how slow that ride can be. Some people, who have read what I have written on the cost of traffic delays have asked me what can be done, other than widening 141 to six lanes?
I have, on those occasions, suggested that it’s the side roads along the 141 corridor that need a bit of widening at the interchange rather than our entire corridor.
Let’s take the intersection at the corner of Parson’s Road and 141 as our example. As configured today, has the typical one left turn lane, one right turn lane and one through lane as many of the intersections along the corridor have.
The City of Johns Creek has created a myth about our traffic volumes. Either that or the GDOT Web Server, which stores thousands of data points for traffic across the state and which is used for traffic planning is entirely worthless and wrong.
The City of Johns Creek tells us we have an ever growing body of traffic from Forsyth County. I have challenged that idea over the last two years only to be summarily dismissed by City Officials.
Once again here is the most updated data from GDOT which clearly shows no major increases on 141 over the last decade EXCEPT for two locations.
The vote Johns Creek residents will take on the TSPLOST 0.75% tax is critical to understand.
Voters are being presented with the opportunity to raise the taxes on themselves, which will effectively increase the spending and size of the Johns Creek City government by 29.7%. That is not insignificant. Continue reading →
Chances are, you have cast votes on more than one occasion to tax yourself via sales tax for education. traffic or other local projects. Chances are, you, like many others, felt it was just a penny here and there, and chances are you bought into the notion that others from outside your jurisdiction would also be paying the tax, which is a win-win for all but those outside of your community.
Cities in Fulton County are being held up at legislative gunpoint in Fulton County, Georgia, and if they do not play along with how the rules have been written by the State Legislature, their constituents will pay the price.
Cities within Fulton County (I live in Johns Creek) are required to either get on board with a Transportation Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) or run the risk of having the TSPLOST passed in the fall of 2016, and their jurisdictions be subject to the tax and receive nothing. Continue reading →