October 2019
This is an incredibly exciting time of transition for PEDS and for me personally.
Cathy Tyler, President & CEO

During this leadership transition, I have been working with founder and retiring CEO Sally Flocks and Board Chairman Andrew Hixson, as I begin to develop my vision of PEDS' future. In her final newsletter, Sally assured you that my leadership will not change our mission. I have inherited a talented team and we will always advocate for the safety of everyone who walks.

Sally also pointed out my concern about the increased safety risks facing people in underserved communities. I've already begun the work of developing new partnerships to address social equity and transportation.

Sadly, already this year more than 150 pedestrians have been killed in the state of Georgia, including a 14-year-old who was hit by a speeding car while walking to his school bus in Atlanta. One pedestrian death is too many. We need thoughtful planning, engineering and enforcement that protect pedestrians and are not driver-centric. We must stop placing blame on the victim.

Finally, our success has been a direct result of your efforts and dedication. Our mission would not be possible without your continued support.

"Walking is the oldest form of transportation and a basic human right of everyone."

Save the date!
Save the Date!

Join PEDS for our " Pass the Torch " celebration

Tuesday November 12th
6-8 pm
Margaret Mitchell House - Commercial Row

 More information to come!

Explore new places to walk and meet new people to walk with
Join us to celebrate great walking weather and have fun exploring Atlanta with friends, neighbors, and fellow advocates. 

Oct. 19th - PEDS is for PETS! Walk with your dog - Piedmont Park

Oct. 22nd - Walk with City Council member Marci Overstreet and
 Cathy Tyler, PEDS President & CEO - Cascade Springs Nature Preserve

We're counting on you to plan and lead many more. Anyone can create, post, and lead a walk. Yes, that means you!

Hosting a walk is easy.  Plan a route, post it  on  the calendar, and spread the  word.   The WALKtober toolkit at  walktoberatl.org
 provides plenty of tips. 

If you have questions, please
email  WALKtober@peds.org  

Georgia Walks Summit- Call for Proposals now open!

Call for Proposals now open!

We're thrilled to partner with GDOT to provide the fifth annual Georgia Walks Summit. We're soliciting proposals for breakout sessions.
Session proposals are due by Friday, November 15, 2019. Applicants will be notified of the status of their submission in early January 2020.

We encourage a variety of session types and topics. Selected presenters will receive a registration discount through a personal discount code . More details here.


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