1/10: How do we pay for walkways?

Moderated by Tom Sabulis

Having decent sidewalks — you know, those surfaces used for walking — near transit stations sure seems like a no-brainer. Today, an advocate says they will become even more important as our population ages.

But in an urban area starved for road improvements, how do we pay for expanding and repairing what traffic engineers around here call “auto recovery zones”?

Read what Kwanza Hall, Atlanta city councilman representing District 2, and Sally Flocks,  president and CEO of PEDS, have to say and comment below.

15 comments Add your comment

Darvocet spending

January 11th, 2012
4:57 pm

Will the last Democrat in Georgia please turn off the lights?…..

January 10th, 2012
8:47 pm

And from those comments, one can infer that you are a local Intown Liberal know-it-all wannabe who is resentful that he and the other elitist Intown snobs get completely ignored by the majority of Georgians, as demonstrated by the alarming rate at which Democrats are disappearing in Georgia outside of I-285 and throughout the Southeast below Northern Virginia.

You have assumed incorrectly, try again

BPJ

January 10th, 2012
10:13 pm

Let’s keep in mind that a properly designed, usable city sidewalk is more than just a stretch of concrete. Especially in areas which are likely to get substantial pedestrian use, there should be: (a) sidewalk lighting, so that people are safer, and feel safer, after dark [note that streetlights, which are high overhead and light the roadway, are not sidewalk lighting], and (b) properly spaced shade trees, so that for the several months of the year when it is hot as heck, people can comfortably walk a few blocks. Much of the funding for sidewalk shade trees can, I believe, be raised from private foundations.

Will the last Democrat in Georgia please turn off the lights?.....

January 10th, 2012
8:47 pm

Darvocet spending

January 10th, 2012
4:58 pm

“Heads up everyone, “Last Georgia Democrat” is a local college Republican know-nothing, just ignore him.”

And from those comments, one can infer that you are a local Intown Liberal know-it-all wannabe who is resentful that he and the other elitist Intown snobs get completely ignored by the majority of Georgians, as demonstrated by the alarming rate at which Democrats are disappearing in Georgia outside of I-285 and throughout the Southeast below Northern Virginia.

Looks like the National Democrat Party has hung the local Democrats out to dry with their increasingly socialist and anti-libertarian agenda. LOL!

You want to keep up the needless vicious ideological attacks because I can keep this up all day and all night, or would you like to focus on the subject of funding improved sidewalks and walkways?

Kwaleanna

January 10th, 2012
6:53 pm

“…an advocate says they will become even more important as our population ages.”

Not to mention as the population fattens. It’s no coincidence that the number of lardasses in our city has exploded at the same time sidewalks have disappeared.

Darvocet spending

January 10th, 2012
4:58 pm

Heads up everyone, “Last Georgia Democrat” is a local college Republican know-nothing, just ignore him.