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    Community Advocates for Safe Streets

     

    Community Advocates for Safe Streets is an informed, effective and sustainable network of safe streets advocates, from neighborhoods in every City Council district, prioritizing communities where there are high rates of traffic injuries and fatalities -- on streets that are part of Atlanta's High-Injury Network

     

    ADVOCACY PROGRAMS

    Below are our three active advocacy programs.  By RSVP'ing below, you will be invited to our recurring virtual Community Advocates Network.  

    Community Advocates Network - Connect. Learn. Share.

    Do you want to connect with leaders and action-oriented folks from across the city who envision safe streets for all of Atlanta?

    Do you want to learn about road design that is proven to make streets safer for all users?

    Do you want to share your ideas?

    Do any of these describe you?

    • A neighborhood association or Neighborhood Planning Unit leader, including committee chairs for transportation and related topics.
    • A community member who wants to start or join a local transportation committee.
    • An Atlanta resident interested in developing a greater understanding of transportation.
    • An Atlanta employee or business owner who wants safer streets to support your customers or clients.
    • A transportation planner or engineer who wants to share your knowledge or expertise.
    • A parent or staff member invested in Atlanta Public Schools work on Safe Routes to School.

    Join this network of community-based advocates as they successfully participate in the civic process and advocate for an Atlanta where everyone moves safely, easily, and sustainably. 

    We support the Community Advocates Network (CAN) by facilitating regular virtual meetings to share resources, provide opportunities for interaction, and streamline information sharing. 

     

    Street Committees - Advocacy in Action

    Street committees consist of mobilized community advocates from High-Injury Network corridors that are actively working to develop community-based, design-driven safety changes.  Currently, we have two active street committees - Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway and Moreland Avenue.  

    Committee members are residents and community members of each corridor working to advance the mobility, safety, equity, and affordability principles of the ONE Atlanta Strategic Transportation Plan.

    Ten street committee members completed safe streets training in the fall of 2020. Each committee is working in their respective communities to introduce their work and build a coalition of support for developing safety recommendations. 


    Meet the Committee Members

     

                                                                                                                                                          


    Want to support the street committees, ask questions, or provide feedback?

    Email the Hollowell Parkway Safe Street Committee at [email protected]

    Email the Moreland Avenue Safe Street Committee at [email protected]

    We support the Safe Streets Committees by providing initial training and continued assistance in their community work. 

    This work is made possible with support from the Energy Foundation

     

    Atlanta Families for Safe Streets - Families in the Fight

    Atlanta Families for Safe Streets (AFSS) is the local chapter of the national Families for Safe Streets organization. AFSS helps individuals who have lost loved ones or have been injured in a crash use their stories and experiences to advocate for change.

    More information on how to support and engage coming soon.

     

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