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MINUTES OF THE
TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
MEETING
A regular meeting of the Traffic and Transportation Connnission of the City of
Atlanta was held in Connnittee Room No o 1 of the City Hall on Monday, September
25, 1967, at 2:00 p.m. The following members were present :
Mr .
Mr.
Mro
Mro
Mr.
Mr .
George Goodwin, Chairman
Jack Eo Crowder, Vice Chairman
John Re Wilson, Jr.
Robert F . Adamson
Grady A. Lee
Charles C. Mathias
Absent :
Mr. Peter J o Stelling
Also present were City Traffic Engineer Karl Ac Bevins; Mr. P. Andrew Springer,
Safety Engineer, The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council; Mr . John Gerson and
Mr. William Nix, Atlanta Transit System, Inc . ; Superintendent J. L. Moseley
and Sergeant Mi chael Edwards , Atl a nt a Police Depa rtment.
I.
II.
HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC.
None
PERMITS FOR OFF - STREET PARKING FACILITIES .
A.
896 JUNIPER STREET, N.E. Mrs c
Atlanta, Georgia. An open lot
inbound reservoir spa ces a nd 1
entra nce on Jun i per Street and
W. Bo Wellborn , 223 15th Street , N.E.,
with 27 spaces; self parking; 2
outbound reservoir space; one
one exit on Evelyn Street.
The City Tra ffic Engineer recommended a pproval of the a pplica tion .
The Commi ssion a pproved this re c ommendat i on .
B.
623 - 31 WEST PEACHTREE STREET , N.E . Mr o Lewi s Gross , 31 24 Buford
Highwa y, Atl a n t a , Georg ia ~ for Qu i ck 'n Tast y Snack Shops , Inc.
An open lot wi th 60 space s ; sel f a nd a ttendant pa rking; 6
inbound reservo i r spa ces; one entra nce - exit on West Peachtree
St reet .
The City Tra ff ic Engine er re commended approval of the a pplica tion
wi t h t he fo llowi ng res t r ic t i ons :
1.
NO LEFT TURNS int o or out o f t he Wes t Pea cht re e
S treet e ntran c e - e x it .
2.
On l y 55 parki ng spaces c
The Connn i ss i on a pp r ov ed t h i s rec omme ndati on o
�Minutes of the Traffic and Trans por t ation Comm i ss ion Meet i ng; September 25, 1967;
page 2
C.
14 BUTLER STREET, N.E. Sunshi e Park ing , Inc., 130 Ivy Street , N. E.
An open lot wi t h 78 spa es; self parking; 12 inbound rese rvoir spa ces;
one entrance on Bu t l e S tree t a .d one ex it on Butle r St reet .
The City Tr aff i c Eng i eer r e c omme de d t hat th i s appl i cation be held
un t i l some add i t i ona l i nforma i on ou ld be assemb l ed be cause the
applica t ion wa s no t f iled un t i l Fr i day , Sep t ember 22 , 196 7, and
c e rtain i t ems such a s he inbound and outbound reserv o i r spa ces ,
tot al numbe r of c ar s pace s , th e parking pl an, sta ll wi dths and
a i sle wi dths ne e d c l arificat i on .
n view o f t hese unanswered
ques tions a nd s ome o her i nforma t i on des · red , t he Commi ss ion
membe r s v o t ed t o wit old a .t · on on t he app licat i on un til the
ne x t mee ng .
I II.
REPORT OF TRAFFI ~ ACCIDENTS, Su pe ri nt ende nt J . L. Mose l ey .
Sergeant Mi ha e l Edwards re por t ed t hat t h e Fatal Accidents were down
19. 7%, In jured Acci ents we r e u p ~ of 1% a d Pr operty Dama ge down 7% .
Se r gean t Edwa r ds re por t e d t he fo l l owi ng t r affic a ci de n ts throu gh
Se p temb er 24, 196 7, as ompa red wi th the same peri od n 1966.
Fata l Ac ident s
I n jured Ac i dents
Pr oper ty Damage A
I V.
RE PORT OF THE
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196 7
1966
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TRAF l ' ENGIN EER.
The Traf fic Eng ineer gav e a b r i e f summary of h i s bu dget request f or the
ca l endar year 1968. He also d iscussed b rief l y the pr ogress t o date on
the prop os e d use of Staggered Hours to mp rove t raffic ond itions and the
seriou s nee d for ad di tiona l new raf ii s i gna l i ns t a l l ations .
V.
OTHER BUS INES S .
A.
STEAM I NTERFERI NG WI TH SI hT DI STANCE ON THE FREEWA Y.
Members of t he Comm jss i on ·all e d att ention to the Steam wh i ch appears
on the Fre eway ( northbou nd as tra f f i c leav es I - 20 eas t and st a rts
nor th in t he ne i ghb orhood of Decatur Street and sou t hbou nd on the
Downt own Conne tor just be fo re t he Hunter Street Off =Ramp ) wh i c h
interferes with s i ght distan e u nder ertain weather cond i t i ons . It
was though t t hat s ince thes e curv es on the f re ewa y a r e des i gned wi t h
t he idea of gua r ante e ing a cert a in min i mum s i ght di s t a nc e for t he
�Minutes of the Traff ic and Tra nsporta t ion Commiss i on Meeting; September 25, 196 7;
page 3
high speed traffic that a s c r een of s t eam or any othe r type of
i nterfe r ence with s i gh di s tan e should be e l "mina t ed. The Traffic
sa nd det e rm i ne what c ould
Engi nee r was d i re ted to che k i o
be done t o e l ~m· nate th pr o lem.
B.
OVE RHEAD LANE ASS IGN MENT S GNS .
It was sugges · ed that "LEFT ONLY" l a es ce prov ided on Northside
Dr ive a t it s i nterse c i o wi
Ma r "ett a s · r ee t.
Ano t her sugge s t · on was ma e t a · t.raft i i nbou don Wes t Marietta
St ree t a As .by S t re e · 1 w ic . now t ra e ls i nbound in t wo l anes 9 be
gove n e d b y l& e a ss · gnme _t s · gns whi h des i gna t e the r i ght hand
la ne a s a "R GH' ONLY" la e and t e lef lane as a St r a i gh t Through
lane.
·c.
CAIN STREE r.
At t e n t i on was called o the parki g 11 a ppa r e tl y i llegal" wh i ch t akes
pla ce on the north s "de of a L Scree t be t ween Pi edmont Av enue an d
Cour tland St re t a nd a lso co che l a
of alignment between the lane
l i nes on t he ea s t s i e o f P edmon t Ave nue a nd t he la ne l i nes on the
west side of Pi edmon t Av enue as · raf i move s along Ca i n Street.
D.
HARRIS STREE T.
Attent i o was alled o t e des i rab i l.' t y of ha v ing t he nor t h s i de of
Harr i s Stree t be tween Sp r Lng S r e e · a d Pea htre e Street NO PARKI NG
AT ANY TIME i n ord er t o b et r t a k
a re o · heavy traff i c loads
wh i ch freque nt ly o ur on Harr i s S r ee · de s tined t o make a l eft
t u rn int o Pea h ree S r e e t and pr oce d no rth on Peachtree t owards
t he Rege n y Ho t e 1 du 1. g the ea r y ever, g hou r s.
E.
ADAMS VILLE .
The s i gn t d i s an e pr oblem a used by a store bu i ld i ng on th e sou t h
we s t orner of Fa i r burn Roa a nd Ba ers Ferry Roa was i s .u ssed
and al s o · he d iffi ul t wh i ch traf icon Baker s Ferry Road has i n
cr ossing Fair burn Road wa s d i s uss ed. The Traf fi Eng ineer s t a t ed
that s ine a traffi s i gna l wa s a lready i n operation at t he in t er se t ion of Go r don Road ar.d Fa 1.r burn Road and i n ce the r e was su ch a
s hor t d i s t a n e a pproximat ely 100 feet ) be ween the s e t wo int ersecti ons
that it was a phys i al imposs i b 1 l ity to cons ider us i g traffi s i gna l
equ i pmen t a t botb.. lo at io s a n d co n i ue to ac commo date all of he
t u rn i ng mov eme nt s that nee d t o t ake pla e .
�Minutes of the Traff ic and Transport a t i on Corrnn "ss i on Meet ing; September 25 9 1967;
page 4
F.
HOWELL MI LL ROAD, N. W.
At t e nti on was a l led t o t he pos s i b i l i ty of wi dening Howell Mi ll Road
t o a cc orrnnoda te at le a s l f our mov i ng la .e s o f t raf fic a n d pre f erably
f i v e la nes of mov ng t r aff ic and to t h e poss i b i l it y of tying t h i s
i n wi th the a pp l i at i ons or rezon: n g tha t are c urren tl y t ak i ng
pla c e .
0
G.
POST OFFI E SUBSTATI ON PARK NG.
Attent i on was a ls o a le t o · h park n g problems an d traffic
operat ing probl ms w i c s e m o o .ur i n t he i mmed i a t e ne i ghborhood
of pos t o ff ·e bra he s . The ques i on wa s asked a s t o th e feasib ility
of on · a ·ting the Pos t Mas ter l o see i f p rk i ng and ac c ess c ould be
ca refull y ch e ck ed befo r e new st.:..bsca ti o s or bran hes are establ i shed.
0
H.
SYLVAN ROAD
LAKEWOOD AVENU E.
A problem of traff . s ou bo .d o Sy l v an Road t urning lef t in to
Lakewoo d Av e ue and en d i n g u p on t e wr on g s i de of the med i an wa s
cal l ed to th e Traf ic Eng ' e e 9 s a tte n t i n wi h h e sugges t i on
tha t some type of s i gn · n g an d / or mark i ng i s neede d t o min i mi ze or
p rev e nt oc u r ance of th i s hazardous mo eme nt .
I.
STREET LI GHTS .
The n e e d f or upgrad i n g s tr e et l i gt t s p part i cul a r ly the one at th e
in terse ton o Mi ms S t r e et and Math e wson Pl a e, S . W, , was alle d
to t he a t e · i on of the Traf i c Eng i neer. He i n dicated th a t thi s
type of p r obl em a be me almost a rouc i ne i tem a n d that the
department cou d mov e on
1s i mmediatel y ( a pprox i mately 12 to 15
weeks ne e de d t o omp lete . •
J.
ONE =WAY STREE TS .
Some d i s' u ss i on wa s held rega di g t e growi g need f or one - way
ope rat ion on 14 ' h S r ee t , 0 th s ·re e t 9 We st Pea h t ree St reet and
Pea chtree S tre et in order t o ak e are of traffi c loads su ch a s th e
on es anti c i pated be ing ge npere d by t he pro posed pr oje ct at the no rth
ea s t c orn er of 14
Stree t and Pea chtree .
There be ing n o f u r he r bus ine ss , · e me eting was adjourned a t 3 : 15 p . m.
VI.
NEXT MEETIN
·i
Mon da y 9 0 t ob e r 3 0 9 1 670

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