Want to request safety improvements for your street or neighborhood? The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has identified 20 key safety improvements that are proven to improve safety for all users of the road. These range from simple signal upgrades for people crossing at an intersection, to reducing the number of traffic lanes. Safety improvements are also broken down by user type.
The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition has simplified this list and organized it by the type of street where the safety elements are most appropriate.
These safety elements have a proven track record in Atlanta and are easy to implement. The links below will show you where each element is best used and how they can be applied to improve your streets.
Examples of a neighborhood street: McDaniel Street SW; McLendon Avenue NE
Examples of a commercial street: Flat Shoals Avenue in East Atlanta Village; Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard in Westview
STATE ROUTE/MAJOR ARTERIAL STREET?
Examples of a state route/major arterial street: Campbellton Road SW; Memorial Drive SE
- Lane Reduction (Road Diet)
- Separated Bike Lane
- Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI)
- Access to Transit