A regional action plan for reducing traffic fatalities in metropolitan Atlanta
Each year, an average of 90 people walking and biking lose their lives in traffic crashes in the Atlanta region; almost 300 more suffer life-threatening injuries. The numbers have been rising since 2010 and this trend is projected to continue. Safe Streets for Walking and Bicycling is a supplement to the Atlanta Regional Commission’s active transportation plan – Walk. Bike. Thrive! – and establishes a regional approach to eliminating fatal and serious injury crashes that is data-driven, pro-active, and aggressive. The plan recognizes that serious and fatal crashes involving pedestrians are on an upward trend and uses a “Safe System” approach to advance evidence-based countermeasures within a complete streets framework.