Author Archives: Caroline Baxter

In memory of Susan Collins

Susan Collins was a long time supporter of PEDS. She died this year and to keep her memory and her passion for improving the walkability of our region for all alive, we wanted to share a little bit about Collins. We interviewed Collins back in 2015 to hear about her life without a car. She… Read More »

Citizen feedback: how to make Atlanta more accessible

Jamie Olson is a long time supporter of PEDS. He primarily gets around by using MARTA and walking. In Atlanta this is no simple task with broken sidewalks, missing sidewalks, and a driver culture that does not put pedestrian safety first. Add in the fact that Atlanta’s sidewalks rarely meet ADA guidelines and you have… Read More »

Putting Practice to Pavement

In October, we hosted two training sessions in Georgia on sidewalk safety and infrastructure thanks to the Georgia Department of Transportation. Participants at the Macon and Gainesville trainings sat through the usual lectures and workshops but also had the opportunity to put practice to pavement.  Participants took turns navigating the local sidewalk terrain in wheelchairs… Read More »

ATL sidewalk horrors

Happy Halloween from everyone at PEDS! This month we have been collecting your submissions for sidewalk horrors and here are some of the spookiest submissions! Be safe out there trick-or-treating! Corner of Marietta and Means. This curb ramp is at a college campus next to the gorgeous new PATH trail on Tech Parkway. There are… Read More »

EXPOSED! ATL’s sidewalks are more than broken

We’ve known for years that Atlanta’s sidewalk program is ineffective and underfunded.  We’re hard at work analyzing documents Public Works provided last month. The map we created confirms that few sidewalks have been repaired or replaced during the past four years. It also shows that projects are concentrated in just a handful of zip codes.… Read More »

I Walk I Vote! Early voting going on now!

Election Day (Nov. 7) is almost here. If you’ve already made up your mind, beat the last minute lines and cast your vote early. Early voting began Oct. 16 and will go until Nov. 3. Below you can find an early voting location near you in either Fulton or Dekalb. FULTON EARLY VOTING CENTERS DEKALB… Read More »

What you need to know about the ATL Mayoral candidates

The election is less than a month away and the number of candidates has barely dwindled. To help keep you informed on the issues that you care about, below we have compiled candidates responses from interviews conducted by Committee for a Better Atlanta. We have pulled their responses on transportation and infrastructure to let you… Read More »