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Meeting planned to discuss making DeKalb Avenue a ‘complete street’

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Meeting planned to discuss making DeKalb Avenue a ‘complete street’

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This story has been updated. 

Renew Atlanta is hosting a meeting to discuss plans to make DeKalb Avenue a safer,  more pedestrian and cycling friendly street.

“In 2015, Atlanta voters overwhelmingly approved the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond to update and improve our streets,” the event announcement says. “DeKalb Avenue made the Renew Atlanta list as a complete street. This would mean potentially removing the reversible ‘suicide’ lane (a long overdue safety improvement) and replacing it with turn lanes at key intersections, as well as repaving the street, adding a multi-use path and installing safer crossings.”

The meeting will be held on April 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Recreation and Aquatic Center, located at 110 Hilliard St SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

The $4.6 million “complete street” project would cover 4.4 miles of the road, and would involve milling and repaving the road, improving the sidewalks and making them more accessible to people who are disabled.

To learn more about the April 18 meeting, click here.

Here is a flyer for the event:

Correction: An earlier version of the story indicated that the event was hosted by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. The Coalition later clarified that the event is being hosted by Renewed Atlanta and the Bicycle Coalition just created the Facebook event page to promote it. 

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