Oct. 6 email to Complete Streets subscribers

Dear Friends:

Thank you for joining the Complete Streets Athens email list! We appreciate your support and look forward to working with you to create an integrated network of transportation options in our county.

This Tuesday’s Mayor and Commission meeting has several transit issues relevant to our goal of providing safe, equitable, and accessible transit infrastructure in ACC. We encourage you to email the Mayor and Commission or come speak at the meeting about the two items described below.

The meeting is at 7pm in City Hall on Tuesday October 6, and the agenda and more information can be found here: http://www.athensclarkecounty.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/30277

1) Agenda Item 07: “Voluntary Sidewalk Assessments”

We need more comprehensive and equitable tools than what is offered by this policy.

Commissioner Girtz will be offering a “commission-defined option” that will adopt this policy, but require that ACC continue to develop other policies and programs that address ordinance issues and funding mechanisms to enhance neighborhood sidewalks throughout the county.

We urge you to support Commissioner Girtz’s CDO.

2) Agenda Item 08: “Crosswalk and Traffic Calming Improvements”

This agenda item calls for postponement of all planned Prince Avenue improvements.

ACC should proceed with signal upgrades (RRFB’s) on Prince Avenue at Pope St. and Grady Ave. crosswalks, as these will not be affected by plans for the development of the St Joseph’s property.

Thanks again for your support. We’ve included Mayor and Commission email addresses to make communicating with them just a click away.



the CSA team