SUNTRUST PARK AND THE BATTERY ATLANTA FEATURE A VASTLY IMPROVED PEDESTRIAN EXPERIENCE THAN TURNER FIELD, OFFERING SAFE, DEDICATED SIDEWALKS, WALKWAYS AND BRIDGES THAT REMOVE PEDESTRIANS FROM THE ROADWAYS AND CONNECT THEM TO THE DEVELOPMENT. THE CUMBERLAND DISTRICT, LONG SEPARATED BY TWO MAJOR HIGHWAYS, WILL NOW BE CONNECTED THANKS TO THESE NEW INVESTMENTS.
The most visible investments are new pedestrian bridges that will enable fans to reach the development from areas previously cut off by major roadways:
Linking the Cobb Galleria Centre to The Battery Atlanta and SunTrust Park, fans will be able to safely access the ballpark via a dedicated walkway.Learn More
The existing bridge spanning I-75 will be widened with new pedestrian amenities, such as wider sidewalks and a safety buffer, being added.Learn More
The Braves are funding the construction of an elevated L-shaped bridge that will give pedestrians access from Windy Ridge Parkway to the front door of SunTrust Park.Learn More
SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta will seamlessly integrate into the entire Cumberland area, with improvements that will connect a region that was previously divided by two major highways. These include:
Other enhancements that best serve the parking along the corridor will be pursued as well, including wider sidewalks and additional pedestrian crosswalks. All this fits into several studies which showcase the benefits of Cumberland being a walkable, pedestrian-friendly district.
For a complete list of improvements to the area, please visit our project page.