There are highway bypasses around Gainesville, and traffic on downtown’s Green Street has lessened, protecting the historical significance and visual beauty of the corridor. Residents have easy and quick access to Athens and The University of Georgia, Atlanta and Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Emory University, and Georgia Tech through commuter rail or other public forms of transportation. There is a connection of walking and bike trails that support and encourage an active lifestyle and pedestrian activity.
In 2012, the VISION 2030 Transportation Committee completed an Executive Summary to support the need for actions that are to take place in the community.
Today, the purpose of the Transportation Committee is to be informed and to advocate for ways to improve traffic and transportation issues in Gainesville and Hall County, while protecting the beauty of our community and encouraging pedestrian activity.
Working in conjunction with the Gainesville Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization, the City of Gainesville, and Hall County, the Transportation Committee is made up of members of local business and interested citizens.