The NPU M Public Safety committee meets at 6:30 PM tonight at Southface – 241 Pine St. Atlanta Ga. 30308.
See you all tonight at Southface!
MORE ATLANTA STREETCAR TESTS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 6 AND 9
Two tests next week will have streetcars traveling at up to 25 m.p.h.
On Monday, October 6 and Thursday, October 9, 2014, the Atlanta Streetcars will undergo two more key tests to get ready for passenger service.
The test on Monday, October 6, will be an incremental speed test where one streetcar will operate along the right-of-way at speeds of 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 miles per hour. This test is to verify that the overhead power system is supplying adequate power to maintain vehicle performance. The streetcar will complete five circuits of the entire 2.7-mile route, starting on Auburn Avenue at Fort Street.
The test will begin at 11 p.m. and go until the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 7. The Atlanta Police Department will be escorting the streetcar and rolling closures will take place along the route. Motorists are advised that traffic may be delayed, and they may need to use alternate routes while the testing is taking place.
Drivers are also reminded that vehicles along the streetcar route need to be parked fully within the white lines of the parking spaces, and that double-parking is not allowed. Illegally parked vehicles along the route will be ticketed and/or towed.
The second test, which will be on Thursday, October 9, will test the system’s electric power system. For this test three Atlanta Streetcars will be loaded with 28,000 pounds of sandbags or water – to simulate a full load of passengers – and brought up to full speed (25 M.P.H.) simultaneously. Once at 25 M.P.H., the streetcars will brake to a full stop. This test will take place along Auburn Avenue, between Jackson Street and Courtland Street.
The test will begin at 11 p.m. and go until the early morning hours of Friday, October 10.
For the safety of residents and the traveling public, the following restrictions will be in place during the testing process on Thursday, October 9:
Auburn Avenue, between Jackson Street to Courtland Street, will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5.a.m.
Parking will not be permitted along Auburn Avenue, between Jackson Street to Courtland Street. Motorists are encouraged to move their vehicles as early as possible on Thursday evening, October 9.
Side streets and alleys intersecting Auburn Avenue, between Jackson Street to Courtland Street, will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5.a.m.
Intermittent vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle access across Auburn Avenue will be provided.
Emergency vehicles will be allowed access throughout the test period.
Atlanta Police officers will help direct traffic and pedestrians during this test.
The Atlanta Streetcar is a collaborative effort among Atlanta’s political, business and transit communities to bring to fruition critical infrastructure that will connect the metro area and the greater region. Partnership and innovation, key qualifiers for the federal government’s TIGER II Discretionary Grant program, are exhibited by this joint effort involving the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, and MARTA.
The Atlanta Streetcar | 55 Trinity Avenue, SW, Suite 4900| Atlanta, Georgia 30303
firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 404.330.6759 | Cell: 404.640.3500
Are you aware of this Kroger Program and that Operation Peace, Hope Hill Elementary, and Intown Academy are listed as choices to receive funds? All one has to do is link your Kroger rewards card with your choice and they get a little something every time you shop. This is such an easy and wonderful way to get funds to our schools or Operation Peace.
How many Kroger shoppers are in NPU-M? (Plenty!)
Let’s spread the word
WABE News is reporting that ATL Streetcar may be testing as early as the week of Monday August 4th. Please exercise caution when walking or driving along the StreetCar route.
Read about the announcment here: WABE.ORG
Stay tuned to http://streetcar.atlantaga.gov/ for developing information.
Georgia DOT will replace the structurally deficient Spring Street viaduct (bridge) over the CSX railroad in downtown Atlanta. The project is on Spring Street between Mitchell Street and Marietta Street, including Martin Luther King Jr. Drive between Forsyth Street and Spring Street.
Total construction is estimated to take 36 months. The project was let in October 2013. Based on a November 2013 Notice to Proceed, the scheduled completion date is November 2016.
Pedestrians, drivers and bicyclists – Take Heed – the Streetcar is coming and you need to pay attention (It’s bigger than you are!). Click here to see safety tips from the Street Car!
The Atlanta Police Citizens Academy will conduct training. Classes are Wednesdays from 6pm – 9pm. Must apply to attend. Call 404.209.5250 or email email@example.com.
The regular land use meeting has been rescheduled due to last weeks inclement weather. The meeting will be held:
Bylaws require 48 hours notice for a meeting. There will be no Executive Committee meeting on this date
Thank you all for sharing your time, your passion, and your ideas! You made Saturday’s retreat a resounding success for Neighborhood Planning Unit M! About 50 neighbors came out from all over our NPU, several from surrounding NPUs (X, V, and Z), an at-large council member took part (Andre Dickens, Post 3), Jay Tribby came from our District 2 council member’s (Kwanza Hall) office, and our District 4 council member (Cleta Winslow) gave $200 to defray costs for the retreat. Several seniors came, several millennials, lots of us in between them in age, and one committee ended with hugs all round between some excited millennials and seniors.
Structure: Each committee discussed possible priorities for the coming year, and the flip charts from those conversations are attached here. Committees will always be open to your input, just like the General Body meetings. Each neighborhood will have one vote on each committee, but any resident, business owner, or organization representative within the NPU M boundary will be heard. The committees will be reporting to and advising the General Body and Executive Committee on issues brought to them by neighbors and the representatives appointed by each neighborhood association. They’ll also be following issues and legislation pending before their respective City Council committees and reporting back to us. Committees will choose their officers soon, and will have a chair, vice chair, and secretary. For more information on our committee structure and operation, our bylaws and rules can be downloaded here. Scroll down for summaries of each committee’s work from the retreat.
How to get involved and stay informed: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can get involved — it’s not all just meetings, there’s lots of ways to be part of making NPU M and our neighborhoods even better. We’ll continue to be in touch by email, our website (npumatlanta.org), on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/npumatlanta), and on Twitter (@NPU_M). And be sure to check back here and come to our monthly meetings for more information, too! The fourth Monday of each month, at 6:30 PM, we meet as a General Body of the entire membership — at Helene Mills Center, 515 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312.
Don’t hesitate to contact us! You can sign up to get our email updates using the tool on our webpage.
Matthew Jones, Vice Chair
NEXT STEPS and committee discussion summaries:
Next meeting: February 25, 5pm at Cosby Spear highrise – 4th Wednesday
Next meeting: February 12, 7pm at Condesa Coffee
CD / HR (Community Development and Human Resources)
Next meeting: February 16, 3pm at TBD location
Next meeting: February 25, 5pm at Cosby Spear highrise – 4th Wednesday
Committee on Council
Next Meeting: February 24, 5:30pm at Condessa Coffee Shop – 4th Monday
Land Use / Zoning
Next meeting: February 10, 6pm at Atlanta Medical Center Pavilion
Next meeting: February 6, 6:30pm at Helene Mills Senior Center
City of Atlanta residents and businesses are now required to register their security and burglar alarm systems. In 2012, the Atlanta Police Department responded to 65,000 alarm system activations, 95% of which were false alarms or alarms that were cancelled in route. These calls represent more than six percent of total 911 dispatches. With every call taking an average of 20-30 minutes, the equivalent of 8-12 full-time police officers were dedicated to responding to false alarms, thereby taking away valuable public safety resources from more pressing matters.