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PBS Features PEDS’ Concerns on Buford Highway

July 22, 2010 at 03:25pm by Sally Flocks · 2 comments

Blueprint America, a PBS initiative exploring the state of the nation’s infrastructure, is shining the spotlight on Buford Highway, Georgia’s deadliest road for pedestrians.  The segment in which PEDS appears was broadcast as part of a TV news magazine called Need to Know on July 23 at 8:30pm.

Michael Orta, PEDS’ Director of Community Education, worked closely with the Blueprint America film crew, participating in interviews, providing background and crash data and connecting reporters with government officials and people living along Buford Highway.

Watch it here:

You can also see this video on the Need to Know website along with comments from other viewers.

PEDS has asked the Georgia Department of Transportation to address Buford Highway’s lack of safe crossings and high pedestrian fatality rate for over a decade. This film enables us to highlight these issues on a national stage. It also gives the Georgia Department of Transportation an opportunity to explain — after years of inaction — where its safety improvement plans stands.  Don’t miss this revealing show.

2 Responses to “PBS Features PEDS’ Concerns on Buford Highway”

  1. Brenda Young,

    Great job, PEDS and Michael Orta! Thank you for all that you do to remind GDOT and others that pedestrians use Georgia roads and streets, too.

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