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.
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“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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