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After a Bus Kills a Scooter Rider, Two Councilmembers Call for Complete Streets

No victim blaming or scooter shaming here. Two Atlanta politicians have responded to a recent tragedy by calling for more traffic safety improvements.
July 22, 2019, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"There is a new push for change after a man on an e-scooter was hit and killed by a bus in Atlanta," reports WSB-TV in Atlanta.

"Brad Alexander, 37, was riding on a scooter Wednesday night when he was hit by a CobbLinc bus turning at the intersection of 15th Street and West Peachtree Street," according to the article and previous coverage by the same channel.

Instead of calling for a scooter ban, the focus of this reform effort is on the need for streets designed for the safety of all users—not just the speed of drivers.

According to the article, "two Atlanta Councilmembers are calling for changes on Atlanta streets in light of the deadly scooter crash." Councilmembers Amir Farokhi and Andre Dicken put out statements calling for investments in complete streets. Both statements are included in full.

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Published on Friday, July 19, 2019 in WSB-TV - Atlanta
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