Tri-Creek Greenway Phase Three Focal Area
Arterial streets are challenging to walk and bike on, along, or even across. Without convenient, low-stress crossings, arterial streets discourage walking and biking by creating barriers between origins and destinations. The Phase Three Focal Area is bordered by Markham Street to the north, Colonel Glenn Rd. (and a bit beyond) to the south, University Ave. to the east and John Barrow Rd. to the west (Fig. 1). This area holds approximately 10,390 residents and 4,315 households (see "Demographics" below).
Figure 1. Map of the immediate area of impact of Phase Three (off-street trail).
Without the Tri-Creek Greenway, arterial streets and Rock Creek within the Phase Three Focal Area divides it into five pockets challenging to move in between walking or biking (Fig. 2).
Figure 2. Map of the Phase Three focal area showing the five pockets separated to bicycle and pedestrian cross-traffic without the Tri-Creek Greenway (an existing I-630 undercrossing and bridge over Rock Creek make P3 Orange interconnected with current infrastructure).
Phase Three includes seven complete Census Block Groups and portions of three more Census Block Groups (Tables 1 and 2). Because Census Block Groups tend to be divided by arterial streets, estimation of Phase Three five pockets is possible (Fig. 3). However, Census Block Groups are not always arranged as needed for this analysis; best estimates were made with the available data (Table 2). Readers are encouraged to review the available data and how it was used to estimate demographics for the Phase Three Focal Area and its five pockets to better understand the limits of this interpretation (Table 3).
Table 1. Census Block Groups partially or completely within the Phase Three Focal Area.
Table 2. Table with Census Block Group data as it falls within Phase Three Focal Area and its five pockets.
Table 3. Table with estimated demographics for the Phase Three Focal Area, three of its five pockets, and Phases 1-2 Focal Area.