Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Sens. Ossoff & Warnock Delivering Safety Upgrades for Pedestrians in Downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) and Senators Jon Ossoff  (D-GA) and Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) are delivering infrastructure upgrades to make downtown Atlanta streets safer. Congresswoman Williams and Sens. Ossoff and Warnock are delivering $30 million through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Safe Streets for All program to improve safety for pedestrians and bikers in downtown Atlanta. The new resources will implement proven safety upgrades like rectangular rapid-flashing beacons, pedestrian hybrid beacons, bicycle lanes, crosswalk lighting, roadway reconfiguration, medians, safe speed limits, edge lines, and enhanced delineation for horizontal curves at crash hot spots on the City’s high-injury network. The Safe Streets for All program through the bipartisan infrastructure law provides grant funding for regional, local, and Tribal initiatives — from redesigned roads to better sidewalks and crosswalks — to prevent deaths and serious injuries on the nation’s roadways. Congresswoman Williams and Sens. Ossoff and Warnock continue to deliver safety and mobility improvements for pedestrians in Atlanta. 

Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) said: 

“Whether you walk, drive, bike, or take MARTA, safe roads are essential. That’s why I secured this $30 million Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant. Southwest Atlanta has needed this investment and now help is on the way,” 

Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA) said:

“Through the bipartisan infrastructure law, $30 million is coming to Atlanta for pedestrian and bike improvements along Pryor Street and Central Avenue to connect the south side BeltLine with neighborhoods across the South side of town and improve passenger and pedestrian safety. I thank Senator Warnock, Representative Williams, Mayor Dickens, and the Atlanta City Council for putting Atlanta in a position to win through the bipartisan infrastructure law.”

Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) said: 

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is already investing in Georgia’s economy and making Atlanta a safer place for pedestrians and bikers. I’m thrilled to see protected bike lanes and pedestrian facilities come to Pryor Street and Central Avenue. The federal investments to connect the Southside Beltline trail to Atlanta’s downtown will help create jobs, alleviate traffic, and support Atlanta small businesses.”

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said:

“Our vision of transportation in Atlanta is safe, multi-modal and sustainable. These federal dollars, combined with the commitment made by voters through our Moving Atlanta Forward infrastructure program, will transform Central Avenue and Pryor Street into safe corridors that connect the Southside and the BeltLine to our Downtown. Thank you to the Biden Administration and Sen. Ossoff, Sen. Warnock and Rep. Williams for continuing to invest in making Atlanta a city built for the future.”

CONTACT: PressGA05@mail.house.gov 

Congresswoman Nikema Williams proudly serves Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District on the exclusive Financial Services Committee. She is a champion of voting rights and builds on the Fifth District’s legacy as the cradle of the civil rights movement as co-Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus. Congresswoman Williams is committed to closing the racial wealth gap and ensuring the promise of America for all–regardless of your ZIP code or bank account.

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