Jul 29, 2014

Could Cityhood Be the Answer to Improving Buford Highway?

A PBS special points to major concerns on Buford Highway.

Buford Highway has been dubbed one of Georgia's most dangerous thoroughfares, according to a PBS special on dangerous crossings. With few sidewalks and street lights helping pedestrians navigate the busy stretch of road, Buford Highway has been the culprit in many fatalities over the years.

Home to much of Brookhaven's commercial district and apartment living, the area is in need of additional crosswalks for pedestrians, according to PEDS, a non-profit organization that advocates for a more pedestrian friendly Atlanta.

With cityhood on the table, could Buford Highway - at least the stretch of corridor that falls within the proposed city boundaries - finally get some of the attention it needs? What are your thoughts about improving Buford Highway? Tell us in comments then start or join the conversation on Facebook.

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