Make metro Atlanta a great place to walk
We partner with others to create safe, enjoyable streets and walkable communities. With your help, we’ll prompt government agencies to install create safe crossings on multi-lane roads and repair broken sidewalks. Together, we’ll make metro Atlanta a great place to walk!
People who walk to transit are among the region’s most vulnerable road users. Research shows that 22 percent of pedestrian crashes in the Atlanta region occurred within 100 feet of transit stops. Nearly half occurred within 300 feet of transit stops.
Sidewalk maintenance is a basic responsibility of government. It should be funded by all taxpayers, not just those who happen to own property next to a sidewalk.
A little more speed is a lot more deadly. If a pedestrian is hit at 20 mph, the risk of death is 5 percent. If hit at 40 mph, the risk is 85 percent. Take action to put the brakes on speeders.
Everyone is a pedestrian. And as such, we have rights and deserve respect. Drivers and pedestrians alike need to know the laws and show courtesy. Together, we’ll build a culture and environment that makes communities in metro Atlanta safe and inviting places to walk.