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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Good news for transit & Cedar Shoals Rd

Some good news for a change...

The commission voted last night to slightly increase the property tax. Some of the revenue generated will be used to increase transit service to the eastside and Atlanta Hwy ($190K).

Also during the meeting, the Commission voted to convert Cedar Shoals Rd to 3 traffic lanes with a center turn lane. With the remaining space on the sides of the road, bicycle lanes will be striped.
Aside from adding safe and equitable bicycle infrastructure, the reconfiguration, slated to occur this summer, will prevent "some of the 54 collisions a year on Cedar Shoals Drive," and "traffic will continue to flow smoothly with three lanes," according to traffic engineering studies.

Details on the meeting and votes available via the ABH here.

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