Train leaving Decatur station

7 Things to Know about the More MARTA Plan

By Scott Henry | October 19, 2018

The More MARTA Atlanta program is arguably the biggest boost the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has received since the agency was approved by DeKalb and Fulton county voters in 1971. Over the next 40 years, the spending plan will inject $2.7 billion – with a “B” – into the transit agency for a range … Continue Reading →

Decatur cycle track

Plannerisms: Today we Learn About…Cycle Tracks

By Kate Sweeney | Atlanta Regional Commission | September 24, 2018

On Plannerisms, our new occasional short-audio series, we take planning terms related to things taking place in metro Atlanta—and, in 90 seconds or less—gives you a clear explanation and some key timely local context. First up…Cycle tracks, also known as protected bike lanes. More on Cycle Tracks Time was, planners in the Atlanta region had … Continue Reading →

girl riding bike across crosswalk

How Metro Atlanta Can Put the Brakes on Bike-Ped Injuries and Deaths

By Paul Donsky | Atlanta Regional Commission | September 6, 2018

How can local governments make their streets safer for people walking and bicycling? It’s an urgent question, given that the number of collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists has risen sharply from 1,778 in 2006 to 2,900 in 2015, a 63% increase. And now, a new regional plan provides detailed, data-driven answers. It’s called Safe Streets … Continue Reading →