“We are all in this together.” How many times have you heard that sentiment since Covid-19 invaded our communities transforming the way we live and sadly, in too many cases, how we die. This is not a commitment of words alone. To say we are in this together conveys a deeper sense of solidarity.
Being in it together means we are ready to support each other as we navigate this unprecedented health crisis. This means looking beyond the boundaries of our own neighborhoods.
It is during times like these that I am proud to lead PEDS, which has long been a voice promoting pedestrian safety and health for everyone. PEDS is here to advance transportation equity by supporting communities throughout the state of Georgia. For nearly 25 years, PEDS has relentlessly stood on the front lines of some of the most pressing community issues. We have been the backbone of countless solutions that drove transformative changes in traffic engineering and policy.
Today, we are facing a grave statewide threat to our health and economic stability, which has already disproportionately impacted communities of color, the elderly, and women.
To this end, PEDS will continue our work to advance transportation equity. We will be vocal in dispelling racist misconceptions and in advocating for the needs of all Georgians no matter their zip codes.
We are indeed all in this together.