After a summer packed with residents’ cries for safer streets, Atlanta has accepted a $10,000 grant to improve the Jackson Street Bridge to make it safer for bicyclists, pedestrians, and electric scooter riders.
In increasingly gentrified cities, residents are often at risk of losing their homes. In Atlanta, senior citizens who’ve lived in neighborhoods for decades are particularly at risk.
Following several pedestrian and scooter-related deaths and injuries this summer, Atlanta City Council’s transportation committee requested the city planning department conduct a study evaluating the city’s speed limits in an effort to make them and the city’s streets safer for residents.
After a year — like so many before it — filled with news reports of mass shootings, Atlanta employees and elected officials are now required to undergo annual active shooter training.
Frank Auman, the mayor of Tucker, is one of the newest members of a state-level board focused on transportation in metro Atlanta.
S.W.E.E.T. officers (the Solid Waste Education Enforcement Team) from the Department of Public Works collect scooters that are illegally parked in a right-of-way. Scooter operators can pick up the devices. When they do, they’re hit with an invoice.
Part of the discussion surrounding metro Atlanta transportation, Bottoms said, is how metro counties come together to establish a “truly regional transportation network.”
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms “commitment to equity and inclusion” also played a role in Atlanta becoming the site of the conference.
Atlanta City Council members on Tuesday accepted a $2.67-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to make changes to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive from Northside Drive west to Fulton Industrial Boulevard.
Oakland-based real estate agency Designing Justice + Designing Space, which is working on two other jail repurposing projects, is being paid about $300,000 to assist with the project.