Abolish the High Injury Network

2023 High-Injury Network, City of Atlanta

Red: Georgia state routes. Blue: City of Atlanta streets

In the City of Atlanta, approximately 10% of streets account for 73% of fatal and severe injuries. 

Known as the High-Injury Networkthese streets are not evenly distributed across the city. In 2018 a researcher found that neighborhoods with more miles of the High­-Injury Network had lower median incomes, a larger share of Black residents, higher rates of walking, biking, and taking transit to work, and lower rates of vehicle ownership.

Because we believe in social and racial justice as outlined by the Untokening’s Principles of Mobility Justice, we are committed to working consistently and intentionally to prioritize racial equity in our policies and practices. The first goal in our strategic plan is to make streets measurably safer for people biking, walking, and using scooters or wheelchairs. 

Seeking to abolish the concentration of deadly streets in the most overburdened communities serves both purposes: advancing racial equity and preventing deadly crashes. 

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Deadly crashes on the rise

Deadly crashes involving all kinds of vehicles and modes of travel rose 56% between 2020 and 2021 in Atlanta.

For people walking, the increase was even greater: 115%

Resource: How to find crash data


Abolish the High Injury Network

To make streets measurably safer, we must hold our city and state accountable to provide:

  • Continuous and accessible sidewalks
  • A network of connected, protected bicycle and scooter lanes
  • Streets that are designed to prioritize people and safety

We advocate for policies and projects that prioritize racial equity and engineering solutions over armed enforcement, and safety improvements, sidewalks, and safe crossings for people. Ultimately, we want to completely eliminate traffic deaths through the safe system approach known as Vision Zero. We focus on the High-Injury Network corridors – the streets most dangerous for vulnerable users – in order to save the most lives. It will take time, dedicated attention on the part of city and state departments of transportation, and resources to eliminate all deadly crashes, but by taking a safe systems approach, these agencies can reduce the number and severity of crashes. 


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