Action Alert: the time for accountability on sidewalks is NOW!
Let Atlanta City Council know that you’ve waited long enough for responsible action on sidewalks. With last month’s record $3 million payout to a pedestrian injured after falling on a broken sidewalk, it’s past time for change.
Please add your voice to others asking for accountability and action in our upcoming public forum on the City of Atlanta’s sidewalk maintenance program:
Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Old Council Chambers, Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Avenue, Atlanta
Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell, Councilman Michael Julian Bond and Public Works Commissioner Richard Mendoza will participate in a panel discussion moderated by PEDS President & CEO Sally Flocks. We’ll include time for questions from the audience.
Your presence will let City Council members know that voters want the City to prioritize sidewalk maintenance – by replacing its dysfunctional sidewalk program and funding one that works.
Last Sunday’s Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on the failures in the present system.
At Atlanta Streets Alive last month, residents showed their support for safer sidewalks by supporting a PEDS petition composed of 180 signed footprints. A week later, volunteers helped us present the banner at an Atlanta City Council meeting.
Help keep up the momentum for policy change that enables the City to address the estimated $152 million backlog of broken sidewalks and missing or broken curb ramps. Please participate in the forum and ask your friends and neighbors to do so as well!