With pedestrian deaths in the U.S. at their highest point in four decades, advocates and urban residents across the nation are urging city councils and state lawmakers to break from transportation spending focused on road improvements and car culture. From Salt Lake City to Atlanta to Charlotte, N.C., frustrated residents are pushing for increased funding for public transportation and improvements that make it safer to travel by bike or on foot.
Five people have been hit by cars and killed in the past six years on a 500-feet stretch of Pio Nono between Glendale Avenue and Dewey Streets, just south of the exit and entrance ramps for Interstate 75.
When Henry Young III heard his girlfriend, Audrey Michelle Mack, had been hit by a car, he ran down Pio Nono Avenue to check on her. For Young, the same gut-punching heartbreak would happen twice in a span of less than eight months.
The number of hit-and-run pedestrian fatalities increased from three in 2021 to seven in 2022. Bibb County Sheriff’s Traffic Fatality Investigator Shannon Moseley said in January 2023 only one of those had been solved — the sheriff’s office had a sole traffic fatality investigator to work all deadly wrecks here since December 2021.
Macon Mayor Lester Miller leads local delegation to meet with state transportation officials over pedestrian safety issues.
The Macon-Bibb County Pedestrian Safety Review Board is set to offer a public training session to teach locals how to identify safety concerns in their own neighborhoods through group walking audits.
Macon is one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians in a nation where walking on the roadway is becoming more deadly every year. So what does it take to make the roads safer? The first step might be getting the ear of the people who own the roads.
The upcoming audits have not been scheduled yet but will help identify improvements needed for safe foot traffic.
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Macon-Bibb County officials meet later this month to discuss why the rate of pedestrian fatalities is so high in the city. It’s either the most deadly...
Macon-Bibb Country officials meet this month to discuss why there are so many pedestrian fatalities in the area. The Georgia Department of Public Health...