Priority: Sidewalks on Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Did you know that the number of pedestrians struck and killed by vehicles is on the rise in Georgia? According to a recent report by local TV station, 11alive, 188 people were killed last year in Georgia after being struck by a car.
Here in Chamblee, efforts are underway to add sidewalks to our busy roads and streets. With over 4,000 new residents coming to Chamblee due to recent residential construction, some arterial roads are feeling the grip of the increased traffic. Sidewalks on these roads, such as Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. inside I-285 to Peachtree Blvd., should move to the top of the list due to current and increasing traffic demands.
According to the GADOT, 12,100 cars travel on Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. every day. With increased pedestrian traffic due to the growth of Chamblee First United Methodist, the Chabad Israeli Center, and multiple new residential offerings, sidewalks on both sides of the street should be a priority for residents' safety.
While there are currently some sidewalks on Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., there are stretches without sidewalks that pose a significant safety concern for pedestrians and motorists. According to the Planning.com article, Sidewalks in the Suburbs, "ONE sidewalk is justified if vehicles number 30 to 100 an hour and if there are 150 pedestrians a day; or more than 100 vehicles an hour and only 100 pedestrians a day. TWO sidewalks are justified if vehicles number 50 to 100 an hour and 500 pedestrians a day." We have more than twice the traffic, with half the sidewalks.
City of Chamblee residents, please sign this iPetition to let the city of Chamblee know you support the immediate construction of sidewalks along Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
City of Chamblee resident Jeff Hill