Golden Shoe Awards given to pedestrian-friendly projects

Midtown Alliance representatives Kevin Green, Shannon Powell and Dan Hourigan accept the the Golden Shoe Awards.

Midtown Alliance representatives Kevin Green, Shannon Powell and Dan Hourigan accept the the Golden Shoe Awards.

PEDS (Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety) recently handed out its annual Golden Shoe Awards to people, projects and places that are making metro Atlanta more pedestrian-friendly.

The Midtown Alliance was recognized for two projects: Transforming the intersection of Peachtree and Ponce de Leon and creating a safe, convenient crossing to the Midtown MARTA station on 10th Street.

Also recognized:
Emory Point, a pedestrian-friendly development of retail and apartments to Clifton Road.
Peggy Berg, who coordinated sidewalk maintenance in Virginia-Highland and exposed red tape in the City of Atlanta’s sidewalk maintenance program.
East Atlanta Patch, for spotlighting controversial sidewalk policies and opportunities for public input on them.
Georgia Tech Center for Traffic Operations and Safety, for its comprehensive sidewalk inventory project.

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