Our Story

Atlanta continues to emerge as an international city and global business powerhouse. To remain competitive and support anticipated growth, the city requires a transportation network that reduces automobile reliance and offers convenient, affordable, and safe travel alternatives. In 2018, the City of Atlanta introduced Atlanta's first Transportation Plan, incorporating an accessibility strategy for the Atlanta City Design and fully integrating the city's transportation investments with a vision for inclusive growth.

One Atlanta Strategic Transportation Plan

Continuing this effort, the city formed the Atlanta Department of Transportation (ATLDOT) in 2019 to serve as the coordinating agency for all transportation matters within the city government. This department is designed to be a one-stop shop for citizens and external agencies. Built with dedicated staff from the Department of Public Works, City Planning and Renew Atlanta, ATLDOT will be fully equipped to plan, design, construct and maintain the mobility network outlined in the One Atlanta Strategic Transportation Plan.  

Key goals for creating a safer, more equitable, and more sustainable transportation network throughout the city include:

  • Adopting a Vision Zero policy
  • Tripling protected bike lanes
  • Improving city roads
  • Reducing the parking footprint
  • Increasing bus service, reliability, and neighborhood connectivity

Our Leadership