April 2017
In This Issue
April 18: Downtown Decatur Walk and Talk
Georgia Walks Summit: Check out the program and register now!
Blame the roads, not the victims
Upcoming events: April 8, April 18, May 7
April 18: Decatur Walk and Talk 
At our 20 Years Strong celebration last year, we recognized the C ity of Decatur 
as a  Walking Superstar. Walk with us to learn why!People walking in Decatur retail area

Join us on April 18  for a fun walk with fellow advocates and to experience transportation and land use improvements that have made Decatur the Atlanta region's most walk-friendly city. 

City of Decatur Walk and Talk
Tuesday, April 18, 6 - 7:30 PM
Meet at Decatur MARTA Station (Sycamore entrance)

 Walk-friendly weather in a walk-friendly city
 What more could we ask for?
Register now: May 4 - 5 Georgia Walks Summit
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The Georgia Walks Summit is a statewide gathering of transportation and public health professionals and others committed to making our streets and communities great places to walk. The Summit will be in downtown Augusta on May 4, 3:30 - 7:00 PM and at the nearby Partridge Inn on May 5 from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. 
Check out the program, which is packed with terrific walks, plenary and breakout sessions. 

Downtown Asheville
Transportation engineers will be eligible for PDH credits. 
Georgia Planning Association AICP members will be eligible for CM credits (pending approval).
Register now button 
Early bird registration fees available through April 14. 
Registration ends April 28.

Hotel Reservations: The Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way, Augusta
Are cell phones responsible for the epidemic of pedestrian fatalities?
A recent study by Cambridge Mobile Telematics found that mobile phones were involved in more than half of all crashes. In nearly one-fourth of crashes, the driver was using a phone during the crash or within the minute prior to it.

Meanwhile, pedestrian deaths are climbing at a record rate. There's no evidence, however, that increased use of cell phones by people who are walking had anything to do with this. 

M aps of pedestrian fatalities show that pedestrians are struck and killed by cars at the same intersections and along the same corridors over and over," Smart Growth America reported. "Are people using cell phones more in these locations? I doubt it. Street design plays a clear role."
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Blame the roads, not the victims.
Upcoming events: April 8, April 18 and May 7
We're not the only ones who want more safe, inviting places to walk. 

In addition to the April 18 walkabout in Decatur and the May 4-5 Georgia Walks Summit, the weeks ahead are packed with activities important to people who walk.

Georgia State University Active Living Summit
April 8, 10 AM - 4 PM
GSU College of Law Conference Center

Transportation Guru Gabe Klein's Take on Atlanta
April 18, 8:00 - 10:00 AM

The Story and Promise of Vision Zero
Special lecture by Claes Tingvall
May 7, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

May 7, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Midtown MARTA Station

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