News Briefs: E-scooter safety; National Night Out; Beloved Community Expo

In a public statement, Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore sent condolences to the three victims involved in recent incidents involving electric scooters, including a hit-and-run in Midtown. However, Moore said while her condolences were genuine, they were not sufficient “It is time for all stakeholders to display a level of responsibility commensurate to our awareness. I encourage citizens to continue making safety a top priority as you choose transportation modes. Please consider limiting your use of e-scooters at night, and if possible, consider limiting their use entirely as we work through the city’s infrastructure challenges. If scooters are your preferred method of mobility, please observe the established guidelines for operating them (http://www.atlantapd.org/community/e-scooters-safety).” Read Moore’s full statement at this link.

The Atlanta Police Department will participate in the 36th annual National Night Out on Aug. 6. Officers with the APD will be engaging the community to strengthen their relationships with residents through block parties, cookouts, ice cream socials, etc. National Night Out is a campaign to bring police and the people they serve together under positive circumstances. APD will have officers at 38 National Night Out locations in the city to perform continued outreach to the community. For a full list of National Night Out locations visit http://www.atlantapd.org/home.

On Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park will collaborate with the King Center for their second annual Beloved Community International Expo. The National Park Service will create an International Youth Village and engage youth of all ages in fun educational activities, including games, music, and dancing. Educational programs will focus on Dr. King’s vision of a “beloved community” of love and equality among all people throughout the world. Activities will take place near the park’s Visitor Center, 450 Auburn Ave. The event is free and open to the public. For more details, visit www.nps.gov/malu.

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