Augusta Street Safety Improvements

Greenville City Council approved an amendment to the FY22 budget that sets aside up to $250,000 for pedestrian safety projects. The funds will be used to study streets and locations in greatest need, then design and construct the projects identified by that process. 

The funding, in addition to a neighborhood infrastructure bond, puts focus on sidewalks, traffic calming and bike and pedestrian protection.

The city recognizes the need to immediately address safety along Augusta Street and has engaged Stantec, a traffic engineering consulting firm, to perform a pedestrian, bicycle, and traffic safety audit, and Urban Design Associates, a firm specializing in planning.

This page was specifically created to share public comment and be a place for continued public input.

Citizen-identified Solutions

I am in favor of a road diet for Augusta Road, and medians with trees to slow traffic. Three lanes from the current four lanes, with one lane in the middle would be great.

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Would like to see raised crosswalks between Blythe and Augusta Court.

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My greatest concern on Augusta is the narrowness of the lanes, particularly at the curve where this latest accident occurred.

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I believe it is time to seriously consider lane reduction... speeds are consistently over posted speed limits.

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More than 100 citizens provided written comments during a community open house held in June. The three most common traffic safety solutions suggested were:

✓  Road diet (46 comments)
✓  Roundabouts (24 comments)
✓  Roadway improvements (23 comments)

Road Diet

road-diet

Roundabouts

roundabout  illustration

 Medians

median

Crosswalks

Crosswalk illustration

Study Area