ARTS Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan (2022-2023) Press Release

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Augusta, GA — The Augusta Regional Transportation Study (ARTS) is a bi-state Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) covering the Augusta-Richmond County, GA; and, Aiken County, SC urbanized areas (also including parts of Edgefield County, SC and Columbia County, GA).

In 2012, ARTS completed a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian plan. In 2022-2023, ARTS has been working to update the comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian plan, including infrastructure and program recommendations to improve the walking and bicycling environment in the two-state metropolitan area. The planning process kicked off in the second half of 2022, and after initial existing analysis, steering committee meetings, and public outreach, a full draft plan document will be posted to the project website ( in April for comment (with the comment period continuing through May).

Draft Plan Public Open House: Additionally, the community is invited to participate in an interactive public open house to learn more about recommendations and the planning process, and to provide feedback on the draft plan. Project team staff will be available for questions and discussion. One virtual and two in-person open house workshops have been scheduled, and the meeting information can be found below.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 (4:00pm – 5:00pm) (Virtual)
• Register in advance for this webinar: o After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 (4:30pm – 6:30pm) (In-person)
• 100 Georgia Avenue North Augusta, SC 29841
• Palmetto Terrace at the North Augusta Municipal Building
Thursday, April 20, 2023 (4:30pm – 6:30pm) (In-person)
• 535 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA, 30901
• First Floor – Linda Beazley Room

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