Increased Sidewalks for Sandy Springs
We the residents of Sandy Springs, GA request the expansion of the sidewalk system in certain areas within District 1. The specific areas targeted are as follows: 1. The .3 mile stretch of Mount Vernon Road between Dunwoody Club Drive and Spalding Drive that currently is not served by a sidewalk (Spalding Drive to Orchard Point). 2. The .2 mile stretch of Jett Ferry Road between Spalding Drive and Orchard Park Shopping Center that is not currently served by a sidewalk. 3. The two stretches of Spalding Drive between Mount Vernon Road and Nesbit Ferry Road that are currently not served by a sidewalk (.1 mile stretch between Stables Dr and Wickley Way & .3 mile stretch from the Spalding Lake Recreation Area to Spalding Lane). 4. The .4 mile Stretch of Spalding Drive between Spalding Heights subdivision and Jett Ferry Road that is not currently served by a sidewalk. The expansion of the sidewalk system in these areas would be highly beneficial and is needed for the following reasons: Safety for residents of District 1 - The current haphazard sidewalk coverage in this area results in foot traffic along busy city side streets such as Mount Vernon Road and Spalding Drive. It is only a matter of time before a motor vehicle versus pedestrian accident occurs along a Sandy Springs street as citizens attempt to bridge two sections of the existing sidewalk system. Improved quality of life via increased recreational options (walking, jogging, etc.)- Sandy Springs is an active community. Unfortunately, it is very common for residents in District 1 to drive to the neighboring community of Dunwoody to jog or walk on the extensive sidewalk system in that community. Those choosing to jog and walk within District 1 face the risk of sharing the road with motorized vehicles. Environmentally Friendly- Increased sidewalk coverage in District 1 would have the impact of reducing motor vehicle traffic and auto emissions and saving residents fuel costs. Seamless connection to the neighboring city of Dunwoody - The expansion of the sidewalk system in certain areas of District 1 would provide a seamless link to the sidewalk system of the City of Dunwoody. This would create a pedestrian friendly zone unparalleled in Metro Atlanta, making Sandy Springs a more desirable place to live, work, and play. We believe that the expansion of the sidewalk system in District 1 would have a profound impact on the quality of life for citizens in this area of Sandy Springs. We ask that you review the attached list of petitioners and respond positively to this request.