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GDOT seeks public comments on funding of transit, bike and walking paths, more

The window of opportunity for the public to express opinions on state funding of transit, bike and walking paths – and all modes of transportation – opened over the weekend and public comments will be accepted online through Oct. 20. The outreach is part of the state’s effort to update mobility plans that are to guide spending through 2050.

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Grassroots soccer at the intersection of transit, equity, social infrastructure

By Guest Columnist SANJAY PATEL, director of special projects at Soccer in the Streets

It’s Saturday morning in late August and a soccer team from the Garden Hills neighborhood is aboard a MARTA train heading southbound. As the youngsters approach their destination, the recorded announcement on the speaker system exclaims, “Welcome to West End Station, exit here for StationSoccer….”

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Briarcliff Road to be partially closed to replace water pipes, boost fire fighting capacity

Beneath the rolling hills of the Druid Hills area is public water system that dates to 1909 and has such low water pressure that fire suppression is a major concern. DeKalb County on Sunday started the process of replacing 8.5 miles of pipes that likely will cause intermittent bottlenecks along Briarcliff Road and neighborhood streets for two years.

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A conversation with Rebecca Serna of the Atlanta Bike Coalition

On Sunday, Sept. 29, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition brings its massively popular event – Atlanta Streets Alive – to the Southwest and Southside of Atlanta.

To get a better feel of what Atlanta Streets Alive is, check out last year’s event which shut down 3.1 miles of Peachtree Street from Downtown at Ellis Street to the Colony Square building on 14th Street in Midtown Atlanta.