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 City to finally address this backlog.
The City’s infrastructure map shows potential projects and programs. We’re thrilled that the list allocates $40 million to replace broken sidewalks and $35 million to repair and install curb ramps.
But nothing is final. The project list states “the City is investing $150 to $250 million to build a better city.” That’s an enormous range. It also estimates the cost of proposed projects at $333 million. Put differently, something’s got to go.
With your help, we can help ensure that proposed sidewalk funding becomes a reality.
Please participate in upcoming Town Hall meetings. These provide great opportunities to show your support for sidewalk repairs. All meetings are at 6:00 – 8:00pm.
- Sept 23, John C. Birdine Recreation Center215 Lakewood Way, SW
- Sept 25, Atlanta City Hall Auditorium (Old Council Chambers)68 Mitchell Street, SW
- Sept 30, Piedmont Hospital – Shepherd Center
Callaway Auditorium, 7th Floor, 2020 Peachtree Road, NW
You can also comment online. Please express your support for sidewalk repairs. With your help, we can make this happen!