News Briefs: Pride Month honors; 5th Street Complete Street update; MARTA pop-up shops

In recognition of National Pride Month, Atlanta City Councilmember Antonio Brown will host a reception and present proclamations to game changers in the LGBTQ Community on Monday, June 17. Monday’s honorees include: Georgia Equality, Victory Institute, GLAAD, Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals, Hero for Children, Inc., Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia, In the Life, Inc., The Gentlemen’s Foundation, Counter Narrative, Alvin Huntspon, Jerome Brooks, Atlanta Pride Committee, One Atlanta, UPS Foundation, Covenant House, Park Cannon, AID Atlanta, Transcending Barriers, LaGender, the Center for Civil and Human Rights LGBTQ Institute, Transformation Journeys Worldwide and Trans Housing Atlanta Program. The honorees’ reception begins at 12 p.m. and the proclamations will be given out at 1 p.m. in the Council Chamber. Both events will be held at Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Ave. SW.

5ht Street at Tech Square (Courtesy Midtown Alliance)

The 5th Street Complete Street project is moving forward with a revised design for the Tech Square area between Williams and West Peachtree Streets as a result of ongoing collaboration with area stakeholders. The new design proposes a two-way cycle track along the southern edge of the roadway and two mid-block crossings to facilitate pedestrian movements. It also maintains almost all on-street parking. The project corridor includes more than Tech Square. Indeed, it extends half mile east to Myrtle Street. The proposed design for the area east of Tech Square includes increased visibility for the bike lanes, reorganization of sidewalks to provide easier accessibility and ADA-compliant intersections.  Follow the project’s progress by visiting the project webpage.

MARTA riders can now purchase reduced fare cards and Breeze cards and tickets at pop-up shops located throughout Clayton, DeKalb and Fulton counties. Riders can also complete and submit applications for MARTA Mobility service at the pop-up locations. For details about dates, locations and bus/rail routes, call 404.848.5000 or log on to www.itsmarta.com/popup. Valid photo identification and proof of eligibility are required to apply for reduced fare cards.

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