Deep-pocketed yet narrow veins of opposition to safe and complete streets and people-centered design must not be allowed to dictate the design of public spaces.
In March, after learning that the Peachtree Shared Street pilot would be removed, we joined other advocates in calling on the City of Atlanta to demonstrate its commitment to creating a Peachtree Street for people. Now it’s May, and we believe it’s time to make the next steps for this project official and to regain momentum.
It’s also time for the City of Atlanta to provide a status update and timeline for the Baker Street two-way conversion project approved by voters and the Atlanta City Council. We join the Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association (ADNA) and others in calling for action on Peachtree and Baker Streets. Here’s our letter to the City calling for action on both projects.