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    Atlanta Safe Streets & Transit Coalition combine to form advocacy supergroup!

    No matter which part of Atlanta we call home, we all want safe, thriving streets and dependable transportation. That’s why we’re excited to announce the formation of the Atlanta Safe Streets & Transit Coalition, a unification of two successful groups who've made strides in the name of street safety and better transit. A major lesson we’ve learned is that we can accomplish more when we work together, and we look forward to the progress our new, combined Coalition will achieve in the years to come! Interested in getting your company, organization, community group, or other entity involved? Scroll down for the low-down on how to get in touch! We look forward to talking.
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    Streetviews: Forsyth Street gets some bike/LIT lanes, Edgewood Avenue bike lanes keep it separated

    Forsyth Street and Edgewood Avenue get some long-overdue attention...not to mention bike lane improvements!
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    Atlanta at a pivot point: Right-size transportation funding or founder

    This week, Mayor Andre Dickens announced his support for four infill MARTA stations including one at a mixed-used development that would connect MARTA rail to the Atlanta BeltLine. These projects—while potentially impactful—alone won’t constitute a long-term roadmap to the better transportation infrastructure Atlanta truly needs. A reliable network of public transit, bus lanes, bike lanes, sidewalks, and crosswalks spanning every neighborhood would go a long way toward making Atlanta a healthy, sustainable city. But despite a growing population and increasing demand for efficient transportation and improvements like these, last year, Mayor Dickens's administration reduced the Atlanta Department of Transportation (ATLDOT) operating budget by more than 12%, now standing at $50.3 million. This drastic reduction directly hampers ATLDOT's ability to manage a growing list of urgent projects and maintain safe conditions on our streets, a situation that should be of great concern to all Atlantans.
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    MARTA news

    For a moment this week, it felt like all anyone could talk about was transit. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens’ announcement of four infill MARTA stations at the State of the City address Monday kicked things off. Monday night, MARTA held a community meeting about the Campbellton Road Bus Rapid Transit Project. And Wednesday, MARTA CEO Collie Greenwood gave his quarterly update to the Atlanta City Council. Read more for highlights and ways to take action. 
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    DeKalb Ave: another update

    Long a sore spot for commuters and residents, DeKalb Avenue got a facelift last year: safer pedestrian crossings, fresh pavement, sidewalk fixes, and three segments of bike/LIT lanes.  Reminder: Known as the “DeKalb Ave Safety Improvements Project,” these changes actually make up a scaled-back version of the full complete street project, known as “Phase II Safe Streets project.” That overhaul–set to include a separated bicycle/scoot/walk path between Krog Street and Rocky Ford Road–is still planned and funded through the Moving Atlanta Forward program.  We celebrate the progress! And, we have questions that haven’t been resolved yet. Some of these questions have come from community members who’ve reached out to our team. (Thanks, y’all!)
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    Unsnarl Atlanta’s potential: Tell Mayor Dickens to boost transportation budget for better streets

    #KeepATLMoving: Foster sustainable transit for a thriving, accessible city. Atlanta is at a crossroads. Our bustling streets mirror the energy of our growing city. Yet, every day, we find ourselves stuck in the very arteries meant to keep our city alive. In fact, you may have heard the meme “#WeFull”— a popular mantra of frustration for those caught in the snarl of traffic. But we see not a full city, but one that's ready to unlock its full potential. Imagine this: Less time spent in your car means more time enjoying what our city offers. This isn't just a dream — it's a possibility that calls for our collective action. Reliable transit, protected bike lanes, and pedestrian pathways are keys to this transformation.
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