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Put the brakes on neighborhood speeding

7 good ways to put the brakes on neighborhood speeding Much of the threat to pedestrians comes from speeding cars. Fortunately, you’ve got plenty of ways to encourage drivers to slow down. Take action! Spread the word. Neighborhood websites, e-newsletters, Facebook Pages and twitter are all great ways to reach out. Use yard signs to… Read More »

Make Monroe Drive a Complete Street

Designing streets for people As President of PEDS and as someone for whom walking is my primary transportation mode, I’m thrilled by the opportunities that Renew Atlanta has identified to transform our streets into great places to walk. If our streets are designed for cars and traffic, we get cars and traffic. If our streets… Read More »

Safer people, Safer streets

Safer people, Safer streets Imagine standing in a two-way left turn lane on a busy seven-lane road waiting for a gap in traffic. For most of us, this may seem like a nightmare.  But for many people who walk in the Atlanta region, this is a frightening reality. Pedestrian fatalities continue their grisly climb. Walking shouldn’t be… Read More »

Staff & Board

Staff Sally Flocks, President and CEO 404-685-8722, Email Sally On my 16th birthday, I flunked my driving exam and learned an important lesson:  pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks. After moving to Atlanta a decade later, I was diagnosed with epilepsy and told to quit driving. I grew up in California, where drivers… Read More »

Safe sidewalks

Missing and wanted: sidewalk repairs If you live, work or play in Atlanta, you’ve probably tripped on a broken or uneven sidewalk. Not surprising, since City officials estimate that one fourth of the sidewalks here need to be repaired or replaced. In 2010, the Public Works Department estimated the cost of repairing broken sidewalks at… Read More »

Slow Down, Save Lives

Much of the risk to pedestrians come from speeding cars. If hit at 20 mph, the risk of death is 5%. If hit at 40 mph, the risk of death is 85%. For our new “Kill Speed/Save Lives” initiative, we’re partnering with Abbadabba’s, neighborhood organizations and police departments to encourage metro Atlanta drivers to slow… Read More »

Kill speed. Save lives.

How to kill speed and save lives Much of the threat to pedestrians comes from drivers’ speed. The faster a motorist drives, the more likely he or she is to be in a crash, and the more likely injuries to a person on foot will be serious, if not fatal. Abbadabba’s – PEDS Partnership We’re… Read More »

Pedestrian Safety Flyers

Use pedestrian safety flyers to spread the word Please partner with us by spreading the word on crosswalk laws, safety beacons, and ways to get drivers to slow down. Drivers:  Slow Down! The problem isn’t that pedestrians are walking in the wrong places, but that our local streets function as speedways. This flyer explains the… Read More »

Match MARTA development with Complete Streets

Let’s build Safe Routes to Transit. If you’ve walked to or from a MARTA station, there’s a good chance you felt the walk was unpleasant, at best. Exceptions may include Decatur Station, Midtown Station, and the downtown stations. But in most cases, pedestrian accommodations are an afterthought. Entrances often face parking lots, with high-speed roads… Read More »

Speed Radar Signs

Radar speed signs prompt get drivers to slow down. They calm traffic — with none of the negatives associated with speed humps. The signs display vehicle speed as motorists approach them. On most, signs light up only when drivers exceed speed limits. The higher the travel speed, the faster the lights flash. The feedback makes… Read More »