Tuesday, September 3, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is hosting a public meeting for a project to improve the intersections of Moreland Avenue with both Arkwright Place and Memorial Drive. The work will involve resurfacing, lane reconfiguration, sidewalk and ADA ramp improvements, and signal upgrades. It will also include a new Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) that will serve as a critical pedestrian and bicycle crossing for the Trolley Trail project.
A key question is where this Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon is located relative to the current intersection of Arkwright Place and Moreland Avenue. Some early designs for this project pushed the crossing north on Moreland away from the natural crossing point at Arkwright.
There is enough flexibility to create a pathway that functions for the way people actually cross streets from point to point. We’re asking GDOT to prioritize safety for all road users by creating a natural crossing point for the Trolley Trail.
HERE ARE TWO WAYS TO TAKE ACTION:
1. Attend the public meeting and speak up in support of multi-use trails and LIT (Light Individual Transportation) lanes that make streets safer and more convenient for all users.
WHERE: First Iconium Baptist Church, 542 Moreland Ave. SE map
The church is near East Atlanta Village and is served by MARTA bus routes #4, #32, #74, and #107.
2. Sign the petition for LIT lanes now and stay up to date on the campaign’s progress.