Atlanta, GA: City Council OKs transportation plan, amid more calls to progress ‘complete streets’

On Monday, the council approved a transportation plan that’s expected to pivot the city from its car-centric focus to one that embraces cyclists, pedestrians, and public transit users, according to Saporta Report.

Part of the aim of the transportation plan is to decrease the amount of commuters who drive alone from more than 50 to around 35 percent or less, the publication reports.

Atlanta commuters drive alone far more frequently than those in peer cities such as Seattle, Chicago, and Washington D.C., the study found.