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    Atlanta Transportation budget shortfall update

    On Tuesday, May 21, Atlanta residents voiced their support for safer streets and better transportation options at the City Council’s public hearing on the proposed 2025 budget. The proposed budget fails to repair a paralyzing cut the administration made last year and doesn’t even keep up with inflation, adding just a 2% increase for the Atlanta Department of Transportation (ATLDOT).
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    Progress on safer pedestrian signals

    More LPIs coming to Atlanta, thanks to research & advocacy Great news! Advances are happening on the pedestrian front.  The Atlanta Department of Transportation (ATLDOT) says it will add more leading pedestrian intervals or “LPIs” to the city’s intersections. By the end of 2024, more than 220 traffic signals will receive this simple safety treatment, in addition to the 149 LPIs already in place.  What is an LPI? LPIs make our streets safer by giving people traveling by foot or wheelchair a head start crossing the street – simply by turning on the “walk” symbol before drivers get a green light. This brief but crucial lead time improves pedestrian visibility and safety, meaning fewer people get hit by cars.
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    Photos from May Streets Alive!

    “I’ve only ever driven past Peachtree Street…I’ve never walked down the middle of it.” That’s a quote from one person who finally got to see what streets for people was all about this Sunday, as three miles of Atlanta’s signature thoroughfare closed to cars so that people could walk, roll, bike, skate, and scoot! 
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    UPDATE: Atlanta E-Bike Rebate Program

    Atlanta's long-awaited e-bike rebate lottery is almost here. Here’s everything you need to know.
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    May Atlanta Streets Alive: This Sunday!

    Join us for the first Atlanta Streets Alive of 2024! A monthly Open Street presented by the Atlanta Department of Transportation with support by Propel ATL & the Atlanta community. Atlanta Streets Alive opens streets for people by taking cars out of the equation for an afternoon to create a whole new healthy, sustainable and vibrant city street experience. Atlanta Streets Alive is a program inspired by open streets projects all over the world. Bring your bicycle or just your feet and get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way.  
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    Propel ATL: Specialized E-Bike Raffle

    Enter to win a $3,500 E-bike from Specialized!
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