March 2017
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Georgia Walks Summit: Check out the program and register now!
Monroe Drive / Boulevard Complete Street project
Public meetings: March 21, 22 and 30
Program preview: May 4 - 5 Georgia Walks Summit
2017 Georgia Walks Summit banner Check out the terrific speakers and presenters we've lined up for the Georgia Walks Summit. Peter Norton, who is known for his prize-winning article, "Street Rivals: Jaywalking and the Invention of the Motor Age Street" and his book, Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City, will be the keynote speaker.
Link to 2017 Georgia Walks Summit Program

The Georgia Walks Summit is an initiative of PEDS and the Georgia Dept. of Transportation and will be in Augusta on May 4, 3:30 - 7:00 PM and May 5, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.  

Concurrent tracks make the Georgia Walks Summit relevant to diverse audiences and to communities and cities of all sizes.  Join us to learn best practices, help make pedestrian safety the top priority and build momentum for walkable communities. You'll return home informed and inspired.

Downtown Asheville

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Early bird registration fees available through April 7. Registration ends April 28.

What changes to you want to see on Monroe Drive and Boulevard? 
It's not too late to share your thoughts about proposed changes to Monroe Drive and 
Boulevard. 
Monroe Drive and Proposed Virginia Ave Realignment

At the meeting in February, consultants described excellent opportunities, including redesigning the intersections with  10th Street and Virginia Avenue  a nd installing safe crossing treatments at intersections that are not  controlled by traffic signals.

 
Opinion is divided on one option: changin g   Monroe between Yorkshire and 10th Street so it has one lane in each direction, together with a two-way left turn lane and wider sidewalks. 
Proposed cross-section - Monroe Drive

Doing so will make it easier to cross the street, reduce speeding, stop drivers from weaving between lanes and increase the safety of everyone who uses the road. But it will also increase delay for motorists traveling southbound during evening rush hour. 

The issue boils down to values. Which matters most to you? Sav ing a few minutes? Or saving lives? 

The time to express your priorities now. Send your comments on proposed changes to RenewAtlanta@atlantaga.gov by March 29.
 
Learn more and provide input: March 21, 22 and 30 public meetings
The next two weeks are packed with public meetings about Master Plans and Complete Streets projects. These provide great opportunities to learn more and share your priorities.

Downtown Atlanta Master Plan Open House
Tues, March 21, 11 AM - 2 PM and 3 PM - 8 PM  
Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St, NW, Atlanta

Cascade Road Complete Street Project
Weds, March 22, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Cascade United Methodist Church, 3144 Cascade Road, SW, Atlanta

DeKalb Avenue Complete Streets Project
Thurs, March 30, 6 - 8 PM
Liberty Baptist Church, 395 Chamberlain St, SE, Atlanta

Mark your calendar and plan to participate. The DeKalb Avenue project is especially challenging, and your input could make a big difference.  


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