On Sunday, March 19, 2023, we joined Brittany Glover’s family and friends, safe streets advocates, local government officials, and community members to hold a memorial and rally honoring Glover.
Last September, Glover was leaving an event when she was hit and killed while walking across Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway in west Atlanta. The driver sped off, leaving her to die. The driver has not yet been found. Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway is part of the High Injury Network and one of the worst streets in Georgia involving pedestrian crashes resulting in serious or fatal injuries, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). Since 2017, at least 13 people have been killed in car crashes on the corridor, six of them while walking.
Speakers at the event discussed the need to make streets like Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway measurably safer for pedestrians: click here to take action!
Pictured: Valerie Handy Carey being interviewed by tv reporters. Photo: Propel ATL
In 2019 residents and elected officials held a series of One Hollowell community meetings to push for a safer corridor.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is planning a safety project between Hamilton E Holmes Dr and Maddox Park to install many of the community recommendations and prevent more people from being killed. The project will install a center left-turn lane, resulting in a safer three lane design that will reduce crashes and improve safety. We support this project.
The next step is to continue the safe street design continued east of Maddox Park to include where Brittany was killed, at Finley Street, to Northside Drive. We want a new project for this segment to create a safe and consistent design throughout the corridor. The new project should include a safe pedestrian crossing at Finley Street.
Read more here about Propel ATL’s efforts to create a safer Hollowell for the community.
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Pictured: Valerie Handy Carey speaking with Atlanta City Councilmember Keisha Waites. Photo: Propel ATL