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GET INVOLVED IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD & NPU, AND GET TO KNOW YOUR CITY COUNCIL MEMBER

In a city of neighborhoods, safe streets for all begins at the neighborhood level. Here's how you can help make streets safer for everyone.

 

1. Join your neighborhood association. Attend meetings, speak up, and vote for policies and projects that will make streets safer for walking, biking, and people in wheelchairs and provide better access to transit for your community. Find out if there's a transportation committee and join if so - many recommendations made at the committee level get approved by the neighborhood association. 

2. Find your Neighborhood Planning Unit, also known as NPU, and attend monthly meetings. The City of Atlanta is divided into twenty-five NPUs: "citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues.  It is also used as a way for citizens to receive information concerning all functions of city government."

3. Because many of our calls to action involve contacting an Atlanta City Councilmember, get to know yours ahead of time! Click here to find your representative on the Atlanta City Council. Send them an email introducing yourself and sharing your desire for safe streets in your community. Follow them on social media to keep the conversation going! 

4. Once you are familiar with what's been happening at the neighborhood association and NPU level, at some point you may want to step into a leadership role. Neighbors can be the most effective advocates for safe streets in communities. Neighborhood chairs and other officers can join our Community Advocacy Network: a space for neighborhood transportation leaders to connect, share information, and learn from each other. 

 

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