Take to task for Sept. 4

New item-Atlanta

Ron Brooks hopes something can soon be done about a dangerous crossing that desperately needs fixing.

“There is a pedestrian crossing problem at the intersection of Spring Street and 5th Street. Vehicular traffic is impeded by crossing pedestrians, cars cannot make turns, traffic is backed up, usually only one car make the light. A solution would be to have all pedestrians cross at the same time, even diagonally … it saves time and solves turning problem,” he wrote.

We sent the issue to the city and will keep you updated.

Days on list-6

Who’s looking into it: City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Commissioner William Johnson, 404-330-6240, wmjohnson@atlantaga.gov

New item-DeKalb County

An overgrown walkway is causing frustration for a reader in DeKalb County. The reader said the walkway is causing fits for pedestrians trying to get to a MARTA station.

“On Paden Circle between W. Howard Avenue and East Lake Drive, the sidewalk has been neglected for so long it is nearly impassable for the many daily walkers to and from the East Lake MARTA station and anyone else trying to fight their way through the jungle of weeds, some over five feet tall, and the overgrowth from the embankment. Any help you could provide with correcting this unnecessary nuisance will be greatly appreciated,” the reader wrote.

We sent the item to DeKalb County and will keep you updated.

Days on list: 6

Who’s looking into it: Communications Manager Andrew Cauthen, acauthen@dekalbcountyga.gov

Fixed!-Atlanta

Last week, we told you about Michael Smith’s problem in Piedmont Park’s small dog park. He said there was a water leak in the area that he talked to the Piedmont Park Conservancy about, but was quickly told the city was responsible for fixing the issue. We got a quick response back from the city that the issue had been fixed,

Days on list-8

Who got it fixed: City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Commissioner William Johnson, 404-330-6240, wmjohnson@atlantaga.gov

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