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.
Mike Giles, Chair Geoff Lee Jimmy Adams Larry Dent Senator Butch Miller Srikanth Yamala Stan Brown Bill Andrew Jennifer Scott Peyton Wilhoite Benny Bagwell Billy Powell Danny Dunagan Sam Couvillion Jock Connell Angela Sheppard David Dockery Phillippa Lewis Moss Brent Cook Bryan Lackey Steve Syfan John Wright Carl Rogers Brent Hoffman Jeff Waggoner Doug Carter Chris Braswell Brian Hollis Representative Matt Dubnik Representative Emory Dunahoo