Avondale forum will focus on making city friendlier to bikes and pedestrians

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 27, 2016
A man and his dog enjoy Lake Avondale. Photo from the city of Avondale Estates website

A man and his dog enjoy Lake Avondale. Photo from the city of Avondale Estates website

Second Century Avondale, a citizens group that closely monitors city politics, will be hosting a forum focused on how to make the city friendlier to bikes and pedestrians.

The forum will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Avondale Estate City hall from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. City Hall is located at 21 S. Avondale Plaza.

The featured speakers  are:

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Andrew J. Heath, P.E., State Traffic Engineer, Georgia Department of  Transportation

Andrew will share GDOT’s concerns about pedestrian safety and its “Complete Streets” policy. (“Complete Streets” are streets for everyone: pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities.)

Katelyn Digioia, Bicycle and Pedestrian Engineer, Georgia Department of Transportation

Katelyn will share how to bring together resources to increase walking and biking safety – as well as why walking and biking are essential parts of a healthy transportation system.

Jack Cebe, P.L.A., Georgia Tech masters candidate, urban planning and civil engineering dual degree 

As a landscape architect and urban planner whose current studies and research are focused on multi-modal transportation, Jack will share ideas about how communities create pedestrian/bike friendly streets.

Source: Second Century Avondale

“Please join us for an informative evening with a panel of experts,” the forum announcement says. “What makes a street safe, attractive, and functional for everyone, especially walkers and bikers? What can we do as a community to make it happen in Avondale? Come and find out what the experts recommend.”

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Dan Whisenhunt is editor and publisher of Decaturish.com. https://www.linkedin.com/in/danwhisenhunt

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