It’s no secret that it can often be unsafe for bikers and pedestrians in metropolitan cities. In 2021 alone, 31 pedestrians were killed by Atlanta drivers.
The Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program awarded the city of Atlanta a $30 million federal grant to counteract this issue. The project will transform Pryor Street and Central Avenue in downtown Atlanta to safe streets and connect the Southside of Atlanta and the Southside BeltLine trail to Atlanta’s downtown.
Among the safety countermeasures implemented will be pedestrian hybrid beacons, bicycle lanes, crosswalk lighting, roadway reconfiguration, medians and safe speed limits.