What Kind of Community Do We Want?

Johns Creek City Council voted 4 - 3 to direct City Staff to develop a fourth option for consideration for the intersection at Medlock Bridge Road and State Bridge Road. Several suggestions were noted that the majority felt would help deliver needed improvements while seeking to minimize impacts to adjacent neighborhoods.

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Survey Says....Traffic Flow has Improved

More than half of respondents to our survey said that traffic congestion at the intersection of Medlock Bridge Road and State Bridge Road had improved with recent adjustments. Despite the perception of improvements, City Staff has not incorporated any updated data in their assessment of other more far-reaching proposals.

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Ed ThompsonComment
Johns Creek Rolls Out the Road Widening Trojan Horse

Johns Creek residents have consistently opposed road widening - particularly adjacent to residential communities. Despite that, City Staff have presented “options” for intersection improvements that exclusively include road widening on Medlock Bridge Road. Henry Ford famously offered the Model T in any color a customer wanted, as long as it was black. City Staff has presented Johns Creek residents with the same type of false choice.

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Ed Thompson Comments
Going in Circles

City Staff has identified and prioritized 41 challenging intersections in Johns Creek. Of the 41 intersections identified, 35 may be destined to become roundabouts. Love them or hate them, it appears we’ll all need to become accustomed to going around in circles.

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Ed ThompsonComment
A Wink and a Nod Zoning Practices

The active adult apartment complex at the corner of Medlock Bridge Road/SR141 and Bell Road is not consistent with the plans submitted and ultimately approved by City Council. This is not an isolated case - it happens routinely, and always to the benefit of the developer while at the expense of the residents. We need to get the zoning process under better control.

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Ed Thompson Comments
Responsibility and Accountability

If you’ve ever wondered why certain decisions made by City Council seem to be “orchestrated”, you need to watch this video. Councilman Bradberry lays out the case where misleading information was given to the public about the Michigan Thru U proposals currently under consideration.

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Ed Thompson Comments