Georgia roads will be getting more sidewalks and bike lanes. The state's transportation board voted this week to adopt a so-called "Complete Streets" policy. The plan requires bike and pedestrian accomodations on new highways depending on their size, location and traffic flow.
Federal highway safety officials released data this week showing Georgia pedestrians are dying at rate 25-percent higher than the national average. Figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show, Georgia's pedestrian deaths have jumped to 168 -- a 13% increase since 2001 -- even while driver deaths have gone down.