The Atlanta Regional Commission and City of South Fulton Planning Department presented findings to Tuesday from a year-long study focused on improving pedestrian safety and walkability for individuals who work and live near Washington Road between Roosevelt Highway and North Commerce Drive.
“The most requested improvements along the corridor are continuous sidewalks on both sides of the road, benches and shelters at all bus stops, and improved lighting for pedestrians,” said Shayla Reed, director of the City of South Fulton’s Department of Community Development and Regulatory Affairs. “These opportunities will further extend walkability and pedestrian safety in the area,” said Reed.
In 2020, the City of South Fulton partnered with the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to conduct a pedestrian safety study through the ARC Community Development Assistance Program. The plan contains a detailed examination of existing conditions, including the results of a walkability audit and a set of recommended improvements to the corridor.