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 … Putting Practice to Pavement
“My name is Dorris King and I live at City Lights in the Old Fourth Ward.” Dorris loves to walk and enjoys a variety of hobbies as well. “I do crafts and things of that sort. I haven’t gotten to the art of doing vases and jars yet, but I would like to.” Dorris explores … 50+ Walks Profile: Nothing can stop Dorris
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 … ATL sidewalk horrors
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. … EXPOSED! ATL’s sidewalks are more than broken
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 … I Walk I Vote! Early voting going on now!
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 … What you need to know about the ATL Mayoral candidates
In July, the City of Atlanta resurfaced two blocks of 17th Street. Much needed, as a burst water pipe had washed away much of the pavement earlier this year. I’m disappointed – and appalled – that contractors or city crews failed to install curb ramps as part of this project. Transportation professionals know the Americans … Street resurfacing: Cut curbs, not corners
Baraka Sentmore, a mother of four, was killed July 11 while standing on a small refuge island at the intersection of Piedmont Road and Morosgo. She worked at the nearby Kroger and was struck while waiting to cross Piedmont to get to work. “Baraka Sentmore will be missed,” Terry Jones wrote. “She was a God-fearing … Tragic, but predictable and preventable
What does a retired librarian do for fun? Walk of course! From librarian to walk leader. “My name is Liz Bibby and I used to manage corporate, academic, and non-profit libraries. I retired a couple of years ago,” Liz recounts. Now, she lives in Buckhead and volunteers with PEDS for the 50+ Walks program. Liz … 50+ Walks Profile: Librarians are walkers too.
Exploring Tucker Parks with Frank Frank knows a good deal about Tucker and its parks. “I live in the brand new city of Tucker, GA,” Frank says, “and I serve on the Tucker Community Planning Board.” A retired government employee, Frank now trains people with disabilities on computer use. To get out and enjoy the world, he … 50+ Walks Profile: Frank shows us around the Park