PRESS RELEASE

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA (June 24, 2024) – County, city and public safety leaders were joined by community stakeholders June 18 to discuss transportation safety as part of the Safe Streets For All transportation safety plan.

Cherokee County, along with the cities of Canton, Woodstock, Holly Springs, and Ball Ground, were awarded a $450,000 action plan grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Safe Streets and Roads for All program.

Cherokee County engaged Pond and Company to gather data and develop a plan under the guidelines and requirements of the grant program.

A public participation survey is under way and will remain open until August.

“While input and data from official sources are imperative to creating a usable and successful plan, the public’s input is critical to identifying what our residents see in their daily travels,” said Community Development Director Brantley Day.

The 13-question survey takes about 10 minutes or less to complete. There is an additional map activity that allows respondents to drag and drop pins identifying areas of concerns related to intersections and signals, roadway design, condition, markings and signage, bicycle and pedestrian safety, weather and lighting, and rail and freight. A Spanish version of the survey and map activity are also available.

Planning for public meetings in July and August is under way – dates and locations will be announced at a later date.

The Safe Streets and Roads for All program supports the USDOT’s mission of zero roadway deaths and its National Roadway Safety Strategy. The program launched in January 2022 with the goal of making the nation’s roadways safer for everyone by stressing responsible driving, safer roadway designs, appropriate speed-limit setting, and improved post-crash care among other strategies.

The USDOT is awarding grants for both planning and implementation projects. Action plan grants assist communities that do not currently have a roadway safety plan in place to reduce roadway fatalities, laying the groundwork for a comprehensive set of actions. Implementation grants provide funding for communities to implement strategies and projects that will reduce or eliminate transportation-related fatalities and serious injuries.

To take the survey, click here.

ABOUT CHEROKEE COUNTY

Located 30 miles north of downtown Atlanta, Cherokee County is part of the 11-county metro-Atlanta area. Cherokee County boasts a population of more than 286,000, according to the July 2023 Census estimates. It is the one of the fastest growing counties in the metro region and its overall Board of Commissioners-controlled tax burden per capita is one of the lowest in the region. Cherokee County has award-winning parks and recreational facilities, is a destination for corporate headquarters and is a great place to live, work and play. Cherokee County is the best of both worlds because it’s where “Metro Meets the Mountains.” Learn more at cherokeega.com.

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GEORGIA - Acworth, Ball Ground, Canton, Holly Springs, Nelson, Waleska, White, Woodstock, Hickory Flat, Towne Lake, Macedonia, Free Home

 

 

 

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