What Is Being Done In Metro Atlanta To Make It Safer For Pedestrians?
Many lives are lost annually simply because the roads have no proper space for the most vulnerable and exposed party on the road; the pedestrians and bikers.
As the vehicles on the roads increase and population spikes, road accidents have become more and more commonplace. A significant portion of the ER visits for road accidents are pedestrians and bicyclists, and they are also the ones who get hurt the most. The driver of the vehicle might not sustain much damage, but it could be a matter of life and death for a pedestrian involved in an accident.
To reduce the number of lives lost, the city of Atlanta has pledged to spend $5 billion on infrastructure and roads to make them safer for people on bikes and on foot. The plan is to build bikeways so they can walk and bike more comfortably thus reducing their interactions with motor vehicles. The bikeways will be built according to the highest standards and are estimated to lower the road accidents by a significant number.
Along with that, Atlanta also has plans to build new footpaths and repair old ones over the course of the next 2 years to make road crossing easier.
The Department of Transport is also being established, and once it is functional, it will work to find methods of introducing safer streets and transportation infrastructure, so the people of Atlanta can continue to opt for environmentally-friendly modes of transport such as walking or biking.
If you find yourself in a road accident with a vehicle, you must get the medical help necessary and then contact a lawyer to get compensated for your losses.
The Law Offices of Daniela McCalla, LLC has personal injury lawyers that are committed to protecting the pedestrians and bikers on the streets. We can help you fight the case and get the compensation that you deserve if you are involved in an accident with a motor vehicle driver in Atlanta.
Our personal injury attorneys offer a free initial consultation and would be happy to answer any questions or queries about pedestrian rights.