As more Atlantans looks for ways to opt-out of traffic, get active, and strengthen community connections, the lack of safe streets for people walking, biking, scooting, or waiting for the bus is unavoidable -- and unacceptable.
From 2014 to 2016, 75 people died and 872 were severely injured in car collisions on Atlanta’s streets. These were crashes involving people driving, biking, and walking. Most of the severe injuries and fatal crashes occurred on just a handful of city streets -- what's known as the “High-Injury Network”. In fact, just 8% of streets in the City of Atlanta account for 88% of traffic fatalities. Read more on why we can't ignore Atlanta's High Injury Network.
We believe no one should die during their commute or using the Atlanta roads.
We can do something about traffic deaths. Cities across the world have adopted Vision Zero policies aimed at eliminating all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. Vision Zero has proved successful in other parts of the world — and now it’s gaining momentum in major American cities.1,215 pledges
Join us as we call on the City of Atlanta to:
Fund and build all the promised Renew/TSPLOST Complete Streets
Officially adopt a Vision Zero program that puts safety and equity first
Prioritize the High-Injury Network streets for safety interventions
Sign the pledge to say YES to funding, building, and creating safe streets for all.
Goal: 1,000 signatures
Once we reach our goal, we'll send this petition to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. (Note that we request your address because we need to show that there is broad, citywide support for safe and Complete Streets. We do not share your information with anyone.)
Jonathan DiGioia signed Lee Street Letter of Support 2015-02-04 12:33:59 -0500Having connected bicycle and pedestrian facilities that go places is just as important as having connected roads for cars that connect to destinations. This is an easy on, as it’s way under capacity.5 signatures
Lee Street has too many lanes for the amount of vehicular traffic it handles, encouraging high speeds and creating a hazard for all, especially people on foot and on bike, but for motor vehicle traffic as well.
The City of Atlanta and Georgia Department of Transportation should make Lee Street a Complete Street by removing a lane, repaving the street, and adding bike facilities and safer crossings.
These simple changes would transform this currently dangerous street into a safe and accessible connection from Atlanta to East Point for thousands of residents.
A safe walkable/bikeable Lee Street would also connect 3 additional neighborhoods (Beecher-Donnelly, Oakland City, and Ft. McPherson) directly to the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail at the Lee St, with an access point located in the West End.
Whether you walk, bike, drive, take transit, or all of the above, fixing Lee Street would benefit you. Let's increase safety, decrease congestion, and connect our communities.
Please sign our petition to make Lee St a Complete Street.
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