Complete Streets DeKalb
A historic lack of investment and policy guidance in DeKalb County and much of metro Atlanta has created congested streets that lack safe and welcoming spaces for people to walk or bike.
As we address the obesity epidemic and other pressing health disparities, we need streets that encourage people to be active. Walking is the official exercise of DeKalb, yet the simple act of crossing Flat Shoals Avenue got a child and his stepfather killed on New Year's Day.
Economic development and job growth are being stifled by the lack of mobility. People want to walk and bike to work or other destinations to opt out of traffic congestion, or because they are part of the third of the population does not drive and must have options beyond the car.
We all need real transportation choices – streets that provide places to walk, bike, take transit or drive safely go a long way towards making those options part of people's lives.
Complete Streets DeKalb is a coalition of groups committed to working with the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners to adopt legislation requiring roadway projects to be designed and implemented that address the needs of people walking, biking, taking transit or driving. Complete Streets policies are taking root across the country, and have been adopted in Georgia communities including Roswell, Decatur, Clarkston, Dunwoody, and Cobb County.
Please contact us to sign the letter of support and get involved. Together we can create streets that are safe and accessible for all.
- DeKalb County Board of Health
- Bike Emory
- Livable Communities Coalition
- Atlanta Bicycle Coalition