PEDS In the News

PEDS attracts media attention to pedestrian safety and walkability issues. Check out these links to print and TV news stories we helped generate or to which we contributed.

09-07-2019 – Atlanta Intown: Walking into the Future: Cathy Clark Tyler named new President of PEDS

04-09-2019 – Georgia Public Broadcasting: ‘Clear The Clutter’ Tool Aims To Increase Enforcement On E-Scooters

04-17-2018 – Saporta Report: Helping Atlanta do what is hard, but right

02-26-2018 – CBS News VideoSenate Bill 435 could allow local governments to install cameras in school zones

08-18-2017 – Reporter Newspapers: Group pushes for crosswalk fixes after Buckhead pedestrian death

06-27-2017 – Georgia Public Broadcasting Radio: Georgia Roads Are Not Friendly To Pedestrians

01-23-2017 – Gwinnett Daily Post: Advocacy group, parents baffled by lack of hit-and-run charges in Christmas traffic incident

10-21-2016 – 11Alive Video: Examining Georgia’s crosswalk law

06-05-2016 – Saporta Report: Georgia Walks Summit to focus on making the region, state more walkable

04-27-2016 – Saporta Report: Safe streets groups call for upgrade after impaired driver hits three pupils

02-15-2016 – Saporta Report: Let’s design a safer Atlanta for pedestrians and cyclists

12-29-2015 – AJC Guest Column: Making a great place to walk

11-08-2015 – Saporta Report Guest Column: U.S. Surgeon General: Walking is good for your health

07-28-2015 – AJC Guest Column:  Speed up sidewalk repairs

07-20-2015 – CBS News Video:  Pedestrian safety group wants to lower speed limit in metro Atlanta

07-02-2015 – AIB TV “Life Plus” Recurring Segment:  Turner Field Age-Friendly Atlanta Walk Audit

05-28-2015 – AARP Bulletin Article:  Age-Friendly Atlanta Walk Audit a Success

05-28-2015 – Reporter News Article:  PEDS organization seeking ways to make Buckhead a ‘walkable community’

03-30-2015 – AJC Guest Column:  Safe crossings to bus stops vital

03-14-2015 – AJC Article:  Atlanta’s $250 million bond referendum to be decided by a few

01-09-2015 – Georgia Public Radio Broadcast:  Watch your step:  Pedestrian fatalities rise in Georgia

12-30-2014 – Georgia Health News Article:  As pedestrian deaths rise, officials look at what can be done

11-18-2014 – AJC Article:  Take back your streets

10-06-2014 – Saporta Report Article:  Investing in Atlanta’s sidewalks will contribute to our quality of life

07-21-2014 – WSB-TV Video:  Local woman fights to protect homeowners from paying for broken sidewalks

07-04-2014 – CBS News Video:  Atlanta ranks 8th deadliest city for pedestrians

06-26-2014 – Atlanta INtown Article:  Crosswalk enforcement operation set for Beltline

06-24-2014 – AJC Article:  Sidewalk repair policy busted

06-01-2014 – AJC Article:  Bad data hampers pedestrian safety efforts

04-23-2014 – Telemundo Video:  Crosswalk enforcement operation with APD

04-07-2014 – AJC Article:  Pedestrian dangers

03-10-2014 – Saporta Report Article:  PEDS calls for safer pedestrian access to transit, toolkit provided

12-28-2013 – AJC Article:  Pedestrian fatalities continue grisly climb

11-06-2013 – Atlanta INtown Article:  Golden Shoe Awards given to pedestrian-friendly projects

08-13-2013 – CBS Atlanta Video: Police issue hefty tickets to school zone speeders

04-01-2013 – AJC Readers write:  No turn on red sign protects pedestrians