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Pedestrian Safety Advocates Ask Public To Share Walking Habits

Advocates for pedestrian safety are asking people to share their walking habits in an online survey.
Advocates for pedestrian safety are asking people to share their walking habits in an online survey.
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Advocates for pedestrian safety are working with the Georgia Department of Transportation on a statewide action plan, and they’re asking people to share their walking habits in an online survey.

The Atlanta nonprofit group PEDS will use the survey results, along with data on crashes, injuries and fatalities to learn where the biggest problems are and what changes people would like in their areas, said PEDS pedestrian safety program manager Kemberli Sargent.

“Figuring out what it is people want as far as walkability,” Sargent said. “Whether that’s that they want more walkable places, whether they’re willing to support it financially or politically.”

Sargent says the survey will be open for about another month. GDOT is also working with the nonprofit, Georgia Bikes.