September 2017
In This Issue
WALKtober: Four weeks of fun on foot
Atlanta on the Move: Sept 19 Mayoral Forum
Atlanta cuts corners, not curbs
WALKtober: Four weeks of fun on foot!
Atlanta's second annual WALKtober is less than a month away! The entire month is filled with new opportunities to explore and connect! 
We're kicking it all off with a brewery walk on Sunday, Oct. 1! More details coming soon.  Other highlights include:
  • 5 Clue Town scavenger hunt walks, including a Cabbagetown hunt hosted by the series creator, Jay Carlson
  • Walk in the Atlanta Pride Parade with 7 Stages
  • Downtown Art and Architecture walk with C4 Atlanta and Kyle Kessler
  • Explore the West End with the Wren's Nest and Insight Cultural Tourism with Robert Thompson (this walk ends with some spooky storytelling!)
  • Walk the Eastside BeltLine to KOP Yoga to meet and connect with fellow yogis!
  • See the past and present of Dad's Garage with a walk from their old (demolished) location in Inman Park to their new home in Old Fourth Ward. Includes a tour of the new space!
  • Family-friendly ice cream social with Friends of the Brookhaven Library!
Anyone can create, post and lead a walk. Yes, this means you. Not sure how to make it happen? Visit to find out.

Keep an eye on the calendar for new events and details about each.
Atlanta on the Move: Sept 19 Mayoral Forum 
PEDS, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, MARTA Army and other advocacy groups are eager to increase transportation choices in 
Atlanta. Together, we're providing a forum that enables you to hear from mayoral candidates. 
  • Which transportation investments will Atlanta on the Move logo  candidates prioritize? 
  • Do candidates support using tax dollars to pay for sidewalk repairs, the same way Atlanta does for potholes and street resurfacing?
  • What transportation-related ideas do they have to keep Atlanta affordable? 
These and other questions  will be put to the candidates. Expect a lively discussion and an informative evening.
Tues Sept. 19, 6 - 9 PM
Loudermilk Center
close to Five Points and Peachtree Center MARTA stations

SOLD OUT - but it's not too late to get on the waiting list.

We'll live stream on Facebook during the forum.
Atlanta cuts corners, not curbs
While walking near our office recently, Sally Flocks, President & CEO of PEDS, noticed that
several streets that had been resurfaced recently lack curb ramps .  

Missing curb ramp at resurfaced street in Atlanta

We emailed the manager who is responsible for projects like this to ask what's going on. We followed up by phone and are still awaiting an answer. We'll keep you posted.

Meanwhile, please keep your eyes out for similar problems where you walk. If you notice a resurfaced street that lacks curb ramps, please send us a photo and the name of intersecting streets that lack ramps.

You can count on us to hold Public Works accountable for installing ramps at these locations.
Welcome Caroline Baxter
Please join us in welcoming Caroline Baxter, PEDS's new Communications and Development Manager. Caroline's creativity and connections are astounding, and she's off to a running start planning WALKtober activities. She's also taking the lead on social media, fundraising, community outreach and so much more.

Caroline earned a masters degree in writing at SCAD and worked previously at Seven Stages Theater. 

She lives in Reynoldstown and walks, rides a bicycle or uses MARTA to nearly everywhere she goes. Wonderful to have another staff member who walks the walk.

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