What is a Long-Range Transportation Plan?

Bulloch County and the City of Statesboro have teamed up to create a joint Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). This plan is a long-term plan for improvements and expansion of the city and county transportation system. This plan first takes an inventory on what exists today and outlines a community’s vision for the future with concrete action steps to achieve that vision. The plan covers essential elements such as transportation, land use, zoning, housing, parks, environment, quality of life, economic development and community services. The plan will dictate the future of Bulloch County and Statesboro transportation through 2045.

PROJECT TIMELINE

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Kickoff Meeting

September, 2023

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Existing Conditions Assessment

Fall/Winter, 2023

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Public Meeting

March, 2024

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Public Meeting

Spring/Summer, 2024

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Plan Review/

Adoption

Fall 2024

Statesboro-Bulloch Long Range Transportation Plan Update

Join Us!

Public Open House

March 12th

First United Methodist Church

101 South Main St. Statesboro, GA

Drop in anytime between 5:00-7:00 pm

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Thank you for your input!

Thank you to the 1000 participants who took the survey between September 13th, 2023- November 27th, 2023. Your input is valuable and appreciated. Click the link above to view the results.

Kickoff Meeting

The public kickoff meeting was an opportunity to introduce the plan to the public and gather feedback about existing conditions, and the community’s vision, and priorities.

When: Monday, September 25th, 2023

Where: First United Methodist Church

101 South Main St. Statesboro

View the meeting materials here.

Southeast Bulloch Meeting

A second open house meeting held in Brooklet offered an opportunity to introduce the Southeast Bulloch Small Area Plan to the public and gather input about existing conditions, and the community’s vision, and priorities for the Statesboro-Bulloch County Long-Range Transportation Plan.

When: Thursday, November 16th, 2023

Where: Randy Newman Center

206 Railroad St. Brooklet, GA

View the meeting materials here.

Documents

Click the document name to view the materials.

Kickoff Meeting Summary Report

Community Survey Summary

Kickoff Meeting Summary Report

Southeast Bulloch Meeting Summary

Coming Soon

Kickoff Meeting Summary Report

Kickoff Meeting Summary Report

Kickoff Meeting Summary Report

Coming Soon

Technical Memo

Coming Soon

Have questions or comments?

The best way to get involved is to take the survey, attend public meetings, and encourage your friends and neighbors to take part.


If you have any additional questions please reach out to:

John Washington, Statesboro Director Public Works & Engineering

912-764-0681 ext. 1658

john.washington@statesboroga.gov


James Pope, Bulloch County Planning director

912-489-1356

jpope@bullochcounty.net


Survey results

September 13, 2023 - November 27, 2023

1000 - Total Respondents

Demographics of respondents

Demographics of respondents

Place of Residence

Bulloch County Unincorporated

City of Statesboro

*351 respondents are students

Age

325

315

315

10

148

176

23

Place of Employment

I work from home

Unincorporated Bulloch County

Outside of Bulloch County

Retired/

Unemployed

City

of Statesboro

Other

51%

5%

12%

9%

8%

15%

Income

Race

Two or More Races

Black

or African American

White

Primary Means of Transportation

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85% of respondents report using their personal vehicle as their primary means of transportation, 5% walk, 3% use public transit, and 3% bike.

85%

5%

2%

3%

3%

1%

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Renters

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Owners

Homeownership Status

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51% of respondents reported they owned their home, while 34% reported they rented their home or apartment, and 35% are students.

Top Destinations

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The highest priority destination is work, followed by school and medical appointments.

Preferred Roadway Improvements

#1

Traffic Signals Ahead

#2

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#3

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The top preferred roadway improvement is additional Signalized Intersections, followed by Traffic & Turning Lanes, and Roundabaouts.

Overview of Survey Results

Overview of Survey Results

Greatest Driving Issues

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Traffic Jam

Traffic & Congestion

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Signal & Design Issues

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Safety Issues

Overall Satisfaction

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The majority of respondents rated the current transportation system in Bulloch County-Statesboro as Fair.

Street Quality

61% of respondents report the streets are in need of additional maintenance.

Under Construction Equipment

Sidewalks, Bike Lanes, & Trails

63%

63%

of respondents report the existing sidewalk, bike lane, and trail system needs to be expanded.

43%

43%

of respondents report the existing sidewalk, bike lane, and trail system needs to have better connectivity.

20%

20%

of respondents report the existing sidewalk, bike lane, and trail system needs better maintenance.

The top preferred alternative transportation option is Protected Sidewalks, followed by multi-use trails.

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Public Transit

91%

91%

of respondents do not use public transit.

The number one reason respondents do not use public transit is because it not convenient to where I live.

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The Future of Transportation

46% of respondents believe the County and City need to spend somewhat more funding on transportation. Preferred funding sources are Federal funding followed by State funding, and combined sources.

Future Improvement Priorities

Traffic
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Traffic

Improve traffic congestion/

connectivity

Improve roadway operations

Improve roadway conditions

Expand sidewalks, bike lanes and multi-use trails

Expand transit options

Greatest Future Challenges