$30 million federal grant will improve Atlanta’s BeltLine

ATLANTA — Mayor Andre Dickens and Sen Jon Ossoff announced a major federal investment Monday to improve transportation safety and advance pedestrian and bicycling access in the City of Atlanta.

A $30 million grant will improve transportation on the south side of Atlanta.

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“The major news today, through the bipartisan infrastructure law... $30 million coming to the city to improve pedestrian and bike access across the southside of town connecting the Southside BeltLine trail with communities in downtown Atlanta, with a particular focus on Pryor Street and Central Avenue,” Sen. Jon Ossoff said.

Mayor Dickens said one of the project’s goals is to reduce the number of traffic crashes.


“In 2021, in Atlanta, there were nearly 30,000 crashes in our city,” Mayor Dickens said. “So what we’re dealing with here and what we’re working on really matters. It’s an attempt to save lives.”

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