Grady students to hold rally for safe streets on anniversary of classmate’s death

Alexia Hyneman

Grady High School students will hold a “Rally 4 Safe Streets” on Tuesday, Feb. 12, on the third anniversary of the crash that killed 14-year-old student Alexia Hyneman. The rally will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium, 929 Charles Allen Drive.

Alexia was a beloved Grady student who was hit by a car and killed biking across the intersection at 10th Street and Monroe Drive. The Grady Pedestrian Safety Coalition (GPSC) is organizing the rally, and Alexia’s father and Atlanta City Councilmember Jennifer Ide are expected to be in attendance.

GPSC is a student-led group advocating to make streets near schools safer for alternative transportation, starting with Monroe Drive. The Renew Atlanta Complete Street projects were supposed to address the dangerous conditions on Monroe Drive and other dangerous streets around the city, but little progress has been made. To date, only one out of the 16 Complete Streets projects has been completed.

The event is being organized with assistance from the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.

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