Traffic Advisory

March 20, 2023

PILOT: Central Avenue Lane Reduction and Bike Lane Installation


The pilot lane usage will go into effect on Monday, March 20, 2023, and be evaluated for effectiveness for six (6) months before a permanent usage plan is implemented.


Central Avenue SW between Trinity Avenue SW and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW


As part of a six-month pilot program to determine the feasibility of bike lanes through the Central Avenue Corridor, a section of Central Avenue SW will be reduced from four (4) traffic lanes to two (2) traffic lanes to accommodate the installation of a bike lane and new street parking spaces.

This pilot initiative is a part of ATLDOT’s Vision Zero Action Plan implementation. The new configuration will be as follows (see illustration below):

·        The far left will become a bicycle lane.

·        The next left lane will be come on-street parking.

·        The two far right lanes will remain open to one-way vehicle travel.


Vision Zero is a systems-based approach to eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries through safer street design, speed management, and other proven strategies. The initiative prioritizes the transportation safety of the city’s most vulnerable roadway users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, children, older adults, and especially those communities in greatest need. The City of Atlanta seeks to more than triple its on-street protected bike network, all while adding more than 20 miles of safer streets.

At the conclusion of the six-month data recording period, a determination will be made on the permanent implementation of the Central Avenue corridor as it relates to the Vision Zero plan and safety standards.  

Questions and/or concerns related to this closure may be directed to Atlanta Department of Transportation Public Relations Manager Michael Frierson at

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