Clayton County to study best places for sidewalks

Clayton County high school students will help study need for pedestrian sidewalks in the south metro Atlanta community. (Ben Gray for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Clayton County high school students will help study need for pedestrian sidewalks in the south metro Atlanta community. (Ben Gray for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Credit: Ben Gray

Credit: Ben Gray

Clayton County plans to study its need for pedestrian sidewalks and plans to use high school students as researchers.

The south metro Atlanta community is using a $75,000 grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission to determine how to prioritize where sidewalks should be installed to promote mobility equity throughout Clayton County. The effort is part of Clayton’s inclusion as a Georgia Smart Communities Challenge Award recipient.

In the study, 30 local high school students will use semi-automated data collection methods to inventory roadsides, sidewalks and main pedestrian corridors to build a database to support a pedestrian asset management system, the county said. That system will help to identify high impact infrastructure maintenance needs and improving access for the disabled.

Two webinars on the plan will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14. To register for the 10:30 a.m. webinar, click https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jGwGQ9VPQJamRw7OppHn0g. For the 5:30 p.m. session, click https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dz7-c6cRTe26AAQJaqAcmA.

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