As a $250 million Atlanta public program for road, bridge, sidewalk and public building works is going through a bit of a reset, there’s some impatience for information about what will — and won’t — get done.
Folks who live on DeKalb Avenue say cars race by their windows — and they see a lot of crashes. A top city planner says that what they’re going to witness through those windows in the coming years is part of a departure from history for a car-centric city.
By Guest Columnist CARL HOLT, an avid promoter of bicycling who volunteered as project manager for the installation of Atlanta’s first bike corral, in the Kirkwood neighborhood
While attending the Nov. 17, ReNew Atlanta Bond public meeting on the DeKalb Avenue Complete Streets plan, I could not but help notice the same issues arose at this meeting that came up during the Peachtree Road safety improvement plan, which was presented by the Georgia Department of Transportation. The issue of cars vs. bikes reared its ugly head from many attendees who live on the along the corridor that connects Decatur and Downtown Atlanta.