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Be safe, be seen on Halloween!

Pedestrians now account for nearly 1 in 5 traffic fatalities in Georgia. And on Halloween, the share of crash victims that are pedestrians doubles. What can you and your kids do to stay safe? For parents and pedestrians: Be visible – A person wearing reflective clothing is visible at 10 times the distance as a… Read More »

Golden Shoe Awards 2014

Transforming the Region, Step by Step At our 15th annual Golden Shoe Awards Celebration yesterday, we recognized terrific people, projects and places whose achievements this year help transform the Atlanta region into a great place to walk. Pedestrian-friendly Access: MARTA, for the pedestrian bridge that provides access to the Buckhead MARTA Station to thousands of… Read More »

Clear the way!

Get out the clippers. If you’re like me, you know how annoying overgrown bushes and low-hanging tree limbs can be when you’re walking. This is a great time for you to do something about it. The weather is perfect – so get out your pruning tools! Even better, get your neighbors to do the same:… Read More »

Your voice matters: speak up for sidewalk repairs!

  The City of Atlanta has proposed an infrastructure bond to pay for much-needed repairs to roads, bridges, traffic signals and sidewalks. The 2010 State of the City’s Transportation Infrastructure report estimates the backlog of broken sidewalks at $152 million. The curb ramp backlog is $52 million. If approved, the proposed bond will enable the… Read More »

Walk with Us

Oct 4th Walking Tour Castleberry Hill and Atlanta University Center Join us on October 4 to talk with elected officials, community leaders and others about increasing connectivity between the Atlanta University Center, Castleberry Hill, the new Falcons stadium and downtown Atlanta. Saturday, Oct 4, 4:00 – 6:30pm This walk has two options – a one-mile… Read More »

Slow down!

Drive like your kids live here. Take care. Students are back in school. More people are outside enjoying the nice weather. And days are getting shorter. Speed matters. If a pedestrian is hit at 20 mph, the risk of death is 5 percent. If hit at 30mph, the risk increases nine-fold, to 45 percent. Police… Read More »