What is Cherokee County Doing to Eliminate Traffic Fatalities?

May 7, 2024
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🚧 The Gist: Cherokee County, in collaboration with the cities of Canton, Woodstock, Holly Springs, and Ball Ground, is starting a Safety Action Plan aimed at eliminating fatalities and serious injuries on the county’s roadways.

🤔 Why It Matters: The Safety Action Plan will provide a comprehensive set of strategies for the county and its partners to work together to improve road safety and prevent tragic accidents. By engaging the community and analyzing robust data, the plan will help create safer roads for all drivers.

What’s Happening:

  • The Safety Action Plan is supported by the federal Safe Streets and Roads for All grant program administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
  • The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners approved a design services agreement with Pond & Company in March to prepare the action plan.

🔍 Between the Lines: The plan will be built on extensive data analysis and public input, ensuring that it addresses the specific needs and concerns of the Cherokee County community.

🏃 Catch Up Quick: A community survey and map activity are available on the project website (https://planningatpond.com/cherokee_ss4a) for residents to share their insights and suggest areas for roadway safety improvements. The survey and map will remain open through the end of August.

🖼️ The Big Picture: The Safe Streets and Roads for All program offers grant funding for both planning and implementation projects. The Safety Action Plan will lay the groundwork for Cherokee County to secure implementation grants to put the plan’s strategies into action and create safer roads for all.

💭 Your Take: What areas in Cherokee County do you think need the most attention when it comes to roadway safety improvements? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.

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