PEDS is dedicated to making metro Atlanta safe and accessible for all pedestrians. When PEDS was founded in 1996, pedestrians were not on the region’s radar screen. Since then, we have increased driver compliance with crosswalk and speed laws and prompted transportation agencies to improve street design and allocate more funding to pedestrian facilities so that streets can be shared safely with pedestrians. Our activities are “institutionalizing” pedestrian safety. Put simply, we are getting local, regional and state agencies to accept pedestrian safety as their responsibility and to adopt policies needed to create a better environment for walking.

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