Community Advocates for Safe Streets
Programs include the Community Advocates Network, Street Committees, and Atlanta Families for Safe Streets.
1. 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.
The Community Advocates Network is an informed, effective and sustainable network of safe streets advocates. Participants hail from from neighborhoods in every City Council district, and we prioritize communities where there are high rates of traffic injuries and fatalities by focusing on streets that are part of Atlanta's High-Injury Network.
We support the Community Advocates Network by facilitating regular virtual meetings to share resources, provide opportunities for interaction, and streamline information sharing.
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. Sign up below to be invited to regular Community Advocates Network virtual conversation and meetings.
2. Street Committees - Advocacy in Action
Community advocates from High-Injury Network corridors are actively working to develop community-based, design-driven safety changes. In 2021 we formed two 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 our 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 safety recommendations.
Meet the Committee Members
Want to support the street committees, ask questions, or provide feedback?
This work is made possible with support from the Energy Foundation.
3. Atlanta Families for Safe Streets - Families in the Fight
Atlanta Families for Safe Streets (AFSS) is a local chapter of the national Families for Safe Streets organization. Families for Safe Streets connects individuals who have lost loved ones or have been injured in a crash with support and training to use their experiences to advocate for change. The Atlanta chapter was put on hold during covid-19 and has not been reactivated yet - we are fundraising to be able to fully staff and support this program.
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