Pedestrian Crosswalks for Whitlock Avenue
This is a petition asking the State of Georgia to approve pedestrian crosswalks for Whitlock Ave. (state hwy 120) between the South Marietta Pkwy. and Kirkpatrick Dr. in Marietta, GA.
The City of Marietta is embarking on a streetscape improvement project by adding sidewalks and light posts along Whitlock Avenue. The original plan called for adding pedestrian crosswalks on Whitlock Avenue along the one mile stretch between the South Marietta Parkway and Kirkpatrick Drive where there currently are none. Since this street is technically a state highway (Hwy 120) the Georgia Department of Transportation denied approval for these crosswalks citing "a low pedestrian count". For those of us living in the neighborhoods surrounding this area, we know this is not the case. This one mile corridor of Whitlock Avenue connects various neighborhoods in West Marietta, including several churches, as well as Marietta Middle School. The need for safe pedestrian crosswalks is paramount. With this petition, we are asking the Georgia DOT for approval of at least two pedestrian crosswalks within this one mile stretch of Whitlock Avenue.