Atlanta has a great opportunity to prevent pedestrian violence while also reducing onerous parking requirements, and along with our friends at ThreadATL we're asking for your help to ensure these opportunities become reality.
Councilmember Jason Dozier is sponsoring a set of zoning papers for the BeltLine overlay districts to disallow new car-oriented businesses like gas stations, drive thrus, and service stations, and to eliminate the mandated minimum number of parking spaces for new developments.
How Can You Make a Difference?
Click here to reach out to your Council member and passionately endorse these pivotal zoning papers before the upcoming full council meeting on Monday, August 21, 2023. Especially let your voice resonate with these representatives:
Council Member Amos, District 3
Council Member Norwood, District 8
Council Member Waites, Post 3 At Large
Atlanta Planning Advisory Board (APAB)
Be a visible advocate for safer streets around the BeltLine by offering public comments in person. The full council session commences at 1:00 PM. Please arrive early to register for public comment. Click here to sign up!
Zoning Papers up for Approval
Why Does This Matter?
Atlanta should aspire to make streets safer for everyone regardless of their choice of travel modes. Unfortunately, the number of roadway crashes has increased across Metro Atlanta. Deadly crashes involving all kinds of vehicles and modes of travel rose 56% between 2020 and 2021 in Atlanta.
A study published in the Journal of Urban Affairs unveiled the correlation between more parking spots and heightened collisions.
The American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed evidence that there are elevated traffic fatality rates among Black and Hispanic Americans.
Many U.S. cities have already embraced the ban on drive-thru windows to prioritize pedestrian safety. Let's unite with this movement and support #SafeStreetsforAll!