Mayor Andre Dickens was joined by U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff on Monday (February 6, 2023), to officially announce an exciting investment, providing infrastructure upgrades to make the downtown Atlanta streets safer.
The plan involves delivering a $30 million revamp for pedestrians and bikers, to improve the levels of safety in the downtown district.
This was made possible thanks to the bipartisan infrastructure law’s Safe Streets for All, brought on by Sens. Ossoff and Warnock, as well as Congresswoman Nikema Williams.
“Our vision of transportation in Atlanta is safe, multi-modal and sustainable,” said Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens.
“These federal dollars, combined with the commitment made by voters through our Moving Atlanta Forward infrastructure program, will transform Central Avenue and Pryor Street into safe corridors that connect the Southside and the BeltLine to our Downtown.”
These new safety upgrades include bicycle lanes, crosswalk lighting, roadway reconfiguration, safe speed limits, plus so much more. To read more, click here to view the press release.
“Whether you walk, drive, bike, or take MARTA, safe roads are essential. That’s why I secured this $30 million Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant. Southwest Atlanta has needed this investment and now help is on the way,” said Congresswoman Williams.
Of course, this improved infrastructure is a great way to get around the ATL. But if you want to truly escape the hustle and bustle of the city using your bike, check out our recent round-up of incredible biking trails in and around Atlanta.
From our beloved BeltLine or the ultimate pilgrimage to Alabama on the Silver Comet Trail, there’s something for everyone and every level. Click here for the full round-up, or click the link below.