As part of the grant, the city must submit financial reports to PeopleForBikes detailing the use of the funds. The reports will be submitted every six months until the project is complete. A final report also must be submitted after the project’s completion.
In July, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued a nighttime ban on scooters following two scooter-related deaths. Riders can no longer use the devices after 9 p.m. Metro Atlanta has had four scooter-related deaths this year.
At a transportation town hall last month, residents suggested lowering the speed limit to accommodate those who use bikes and scooters.
The meeting prompted City Council to approve a study valuating the city’s speed limits in an effort to make them and the city’s streets safer for residents. The city’s planning department has 60 days to conduct the study and present its findings to the transportation committee.
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