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Explore our recommendations for the City of Atlanta, MARTA, Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia Department of Transportation, and the Georgia Legislature. 

In 2021 we shared an Equity and Mobility policy agenda representing policy changes we would advocate for during the term of 2021-2025

The list below includes policies and infrastructure projects we believe would advance safe and equitable transportation in 2022. We welcome other policy and infrastructure and will support proposals that help build our vision of an Atlanta where everyone moves safely, easily, and sustainably throughout the city. 

City of Atlanta

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City of Atlanta

  1. Fund and implement Atlanta Streets Alive as an ongoing and high-frequency program
  2. Fund city infrastructure projects (bond and TSPLOST) that prioritize sidewalks & safe streets for people
  3. Fund Safe Routes to School projects for schools on or near the High-Injury Network in the FY 2023 budget
  4. Adopt Leading Pedestrian Intervals as standard and use signal timing to create safer crossings, starting with schools and transit stops
  5. Decriminalize walking and biking by reforming / deprioritizing enforcement of laws that allow for over-policing of walking, biking, and riding transit
  6. Expand the default 25 mph speed limit adopted in 2020 Vision Zero legislation to cover City of Atlanta streets classified as collectors and minor arterials
  7. Create a Vision Zero plan to eliminate traffic fatalities by prioritizing racial equity and safer street design
  8. Finish projects — including Complete Streets, bike/LIT lanes, and sidewalks — that were promised in the 2015 Renew Atlanta bond, 2016 TSPLOST, and Cycle Atlanta 1.0 and 2.0
  9. Adopt missing middle (MR-MU) or similar zoning proposal to allow more people to live near transit
  10. Routinely maintain bike/Light Individual Transportation (LIT) lanes 

 

MARTA

  1. Define equity and reduce inequities in transportation through redesign of the bus network
  2. Adopt an equitable, flexible transit fare structure that makes transit affordable for families and free for young people
  3. Implement More MARTA projects with dedicated bus lanes or right of way, dedicated bike lanes, and accessible sidewalks
  4. Redevelop land near transit into affordable housing

 

Atlanta Public Schools

  1. Implement automated speed cameras in school zones equitably and transparently, to protect the lives of students, families, and staff, and to prevent unnecessary police interactions

 

Georgia Department of Transportation

  1. Start community engagement processes for safety projects on Donald L. Hollowell Parkway and Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard
  2. Prioritize safety projects for Moreland Avenue and all state routes on the High-Injury Network
  3. Adopt Leading Pedestrian Intervals as the standard for crossings and uses signal timing to give people walking priority and create safer crossings, starting with schools and transit stops
  4. Routinely maintain bike/Light Individual Transportation (LIT) lanes 
  5. Require safe temporary accommodations for people walking, using wheelchairs, biking, or scooting when sidewalks or bike lanes are closed for construction

 

Georgia General Assembly

  1. Add sidewalk repairs to the definition of roadway maintenance
  2. Decriminalize walking and biking by reforming or deprioritizing enforcement of laws that allow for over-policing 
  3. Adopt policies limiting pursuits except when a suspect poses a grave and imminent threat to the public

  • Sheri Ricks
    signed 2022-11-26 09:11:20 -0500
  • Warren Lee III
    signed 2022-11-03 15:00:29 -0400
    ATL Bicycle Repair
  • Christine Jackson
    signed 2022-10-10 23:21:11 -0400
  • Deidre Morris
    signed 2022-10-01 06:01:27 -0400
  • Ociel Marin
    signed 2022-09-30 16:07:57 -0400
  • Chahat Malhotra
    signed 2022-09-18 12:16:51 -0400
  • Alfreida Foreman
    signed 2022-09-07 22:55:55 -0400
  • Sergio Alves
    signed 2022-09-06 14:34:53 -0400
  • Karimah Dillard
    signed 2022-09-01 21:41:47 -0400
  • Andisheh Nouraee
    signed 2022-08-22 10:15:28 -0400
  • William Harrison
    signed 2022-08-15 23:22:16 -0400
  • Phillip Kim
    signed 2022-08-12 10:20:40 -0400
  • Jessica Song
    signed 2022-08-09 12:01:22 -0400
  • Ben Ost
    signed 2022-08-09 09:08:05 -0400
  • Jackie Zong
    signed 2022-07-13 21:25:16 -0400
    Lifecycle Building Center
  • Ania Joseph
    signed 2022-07-07 14:46:26 -0400
  • Brittany Flournoy
    signed 2022-06-23 10:39:25 -0400
  • Lauren Driskill
    signed 2022-06-22 19:01:55 -0400
  • David Hogan
    signed 2022-06-17 09:17:32 -0400
  • Cooper Brock
    signed 2022-06-13 23:39:41 -0400
    Georgia Tech School of City and Regional Planning
  • Nathan Davis
    signed 2022-06-13 21:11:03 -0400
  • Randall Snyder
    signed 2022-05-25 12:21:06 -0400

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