The statement said “engineers will make real-time adjustments to signals to keep increased traffic volume moving on major thoroughfares, which should alleviate the need to take smaller side streets.”
“The public should also notice increased presence from the Atlanta Police Department throughout the City during morning and evening commutes,” it said. “APD will rigorously enforce ‘Don’t Block the Box’ laws, will work to ensure emergency access for first responders and will also enforce the new restrictions on travel in residential areas.”
Former Sen. Vincent Fort, who is running for mayor of Atlanta, thinks the city's decision to "wall off neighborhoods" is a mistake.
"The fact is, everybody ought to share in trying to make the (traffic) situation as palatable as possible," Fort told the AJC. "Walling off neighborhoods, I'm not sure that's the best way to do it."
If the city's move puts a crimp in your commuting plans, here are some ways you can make your travel a little easier.