Box 18, Folder 18, Document 4

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MINUTES OF THE
TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
MEETING
A regular meeting o f t he Tra f fic an d Tra nsportation Comm i ss i on of t he Ci t y of
Atlanta was held in Comm i tt ee Room No o L of the City Hall on Monday , August
28 , 1967, a t 2 : 00 p.m. The foll owi ng members were present :
Mr . Ge or ge Goodwi n , Cha i rman
Mr . Jack E. Crowder, Vi ce Cha irman
Mr. J ohn R. Wi lso n , Jr.
Abs e nt g
Mr •. Robe rt F. Adamson
Mr . Gr a dy A. Lee
Mr. Charl e s C. Mat h i a s
Mr . Pe t er J . S te ll ing
Also present we r e City Tra ff i c Eng i neer Kar l A. Bev i ns ; Mr. P . Andrew Sp ri nger;
Safety Eng i neer , The At l an ta Traff i c and Safety Counc il; Mr. Edmun d W. Hughes ,
Managing Di r e ct or , The A l an t a Traffic and Sa fe ty Counc i l ; Mr . J ohn Ger s on ,
Atlanta Tra ns i t Sys t em9 In . ; Super i nte nden t J . L . Mos el ey and Sergeant
Micha el Edwa r ds , At l a n ta Po l ice De partme n t.
Io
II .
HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC.
None .
PERMI TS FOR OFF=STREET PARKING FACI LITIES.
A.
230 GARNETT STREET, S.W. Mr. Ra ymond L . J ohnson, O.K. Parking Servi ce ,
12 24 Cumb er l a nd Roa d, N. E. An open lo t wi t h 47 s pa ces ; a t t e ndant
park i ng ; 5 inbo und re s e rv o i r s pace s ; one en tran ce on Ga rne t t St reet ;
orie exi t on Ga rnet t S tree t a nd one e x it a t t he Al le y .
The Tr aff ic Eng ine e r r e commende d a pprov a l of the a p p li ca t ion wit h
t he re s t r ic t i on of NO LEFT TURNS int o or ou t of Garne tt S t ree t . The
Commi ss i on approved t hi s re comme nda ti on .
B.
6 23 - 3 1 WEST PEACHTREE STREET , N. E. Mr. Lewi s Gr oss , 3 124 Bu f ord
Hi ghwa y, Atl anta, Geo r g i a , f or Qu i ck 'n Ta st y Sna ck Shops , I n c . An
open lo t wi th 60 s paces , se lf an d at te ndan t pa rk ing ; 6 inbound
r ese r vo i r s paces ; one e nt ran ce a nd one e x i t on Wes t Pea ch t r e e S t r e e t .
Th i s appl i cat i on wa s tab l ed awa i t ing add i t i onal de t a i led i n f ormation
about t he propos ed l ay ou t of t he pa rk i ng s ta lls and i sles .
�Minutes of the Traffic and Transportation Corrnnission Meeting; August 28 , 1967 ;
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C.
185 MARIETTA STREET.
Mr. George C. Morr i s .
No applica tion had been filed pr i or to the meeting , therefore no
action was taken.
D.
AIR RIGHTS PARKING DE CK o Review of previousl y approved permit.
The Traff ic Eng i neer r e corrnnende d a pprova l of pr oposed rev isions
in design which are in acc ordance wi t h ex i sting perm i t. The
Corrnnission concurred with the Traffic Engineer's recorrnnendation.
E.
1200 PEACHTREE STREET, N.E. Mr. Fr ank Hazel , Atlantic Realty
Company, 10 48 Hurt Bu i ld i ng . An ope n l o t wi t h 66 spaces; self
park ing; 5 inbound reservoir spaces; one entrance on Pe ach tree
Stree t and one entranc e at Rear Alley; one ex i t on Peach tree
Street and one exit at Rear Aliey.
It was rec ommended that the poss i b i l ity of making bo th of the
Pe achtree Stre e t driveway entrances with exits f r om t he parking
lot to t he 20 f oot Al l ey a t the rear of t he pa rk i ng lo t.
The Traffic Engineer wa s instruc t ed t o conf er with the applicant
and if thi s po int could b e reso l ved s at i sfactorily that the
fa cility be ap proved wi th NO LEFT TURNS at the Pea ch tr e e Street
driveways.
III.
REPORT OF TRAFFIC ACC I DENTS; Super in tendent J o L. Moseley.
Sergeant Mi chae l Edwards reported that the Fatal Acc ident s were down
9.5%, Injured Ac c ide n t s down 3½"/4~ Pro perty Damage Ac c i dents down 6\%,
and the Enforc ement Vi ola t ions Booked (inc luding drunk dr i ving ,
spe eding and ot her movi ng v i olati ons ) were up 5. 7% .
Sergean t Edwa r ds repor t ed the follow ing traffi c ac c ident s through
Augus t 27 ~ 196 7, as compa red wit h t he same period i n 1966 .
Fat a l Ac c i de n t s
Injured Ac ide n t s
Pr ope rty Damage Acci dent s
196 7
1966
57
1,77 4
13, 535
63
1,841
14~ 454
15, 366
16 , 358
IV o REPOR T OF THE CI TY TRAFFIC ENGINEER .
A.
KINGSWOOD LANE, N. W.
The Tr aff ic Eng ineer reviewed t he problem which ha d r esulted on
�Minute s of the Traffic. a nd Transporta t i on Commi ss i on Meet i ng; August 28 , 1967;
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Kingswood Lane due t o the Board of Educat i on's el i mi na ti on of all
of t he off =s t reet park i ng for stude n t s and some of t he of f =street
park ing for t he fa c ul ty at No rth s i de H' gh School.
The Boa r d of Educat ion has take n h i s ~~ep i n conne ction with the
expans i on of Nor ths i de Hi gh Sch o 1. They requested t~a t Ki ngswood
Lane be made One =Way and that pa rking be pe r mitt ed on bot h s i des
of Kings wood Lane du.ring the 1967=68 s choo l year. Th i s r equest
wa s made to t he Tr a ffic Engineer i ng Depart~en t approx i matel y two
weeks be f ore the openi ng of schoo l . The Tr affic Eng i ne e r
advis ed t he Board o f Edu c ation represen t a ':ives t o try t o cont ac t
th e res ident s of the ne i ghborhood an · work ou t an ac c e p t able
agre emen t. As of Friday ~ Augus t 25~ 1967, n o satis fa c t ory
ag reement had bee worked out between the sch ool pe op l e a n d t he
residents . Li eu t enant F rre st e r of the At lant a Po l i ce Department
an d the Traffic Engine e r to gether a g r e e d tha t the One =Wa y
ar r a ngement would be the only pra tical way to minimi ze
inconv e ni e nc e an d hazard to he ge ne r al publ ic and that this
would be done a s an emergency measure beg inning Monday morn ing 9
Au gus t 28~ 196 7. Th.e Traffi Engi eer f ur ther empha¢L z: ed t hat 9
in hi s op inion, th ' s One =Wa y arrangeme n t wi th parking on both
s ides o f the street was a very unsatisfact ory a rrangeme nt and
tha t the s chool off ici al s should make s ome ot he r arr a ngements
regard i ng s t ud enc and facu l t y parking a n d permit the street to
be us e d as a Two=Way s treet .
B.
STAGGERED HOURSe
The Tr aff ic Engineer reviewed the variou s d i s cuss i ons a n d progress
which had been made by The Atlanta hambe r of Commerc e 9 The Georgia
S tate Hi ghway De partmen t, and o her agenci es in cons i der ing the use
of stagge red working hours as a means of i mp roving t raffic con diti ons
dur ing peak traffic hours, The Tra ff ic Engineer re comme n ds th i s
t e chn ique as a practica l and use f ul traffi i mprov ement tool an d
urges that it be ex p lore d full y.
c.
U. S a DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATTON $ FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMIN I STRATION,
NATIONAL HIGHWAY SAFETY BUREAU'S HI GHWAY SAFETY PROGRAM.
The Tr af fic Engineer r epo r ed progress t o date on th e city and state
co nform ing and cooperating with this National Highway Sa fety Program.
The first s t ep wh1.ch involv ed ce:rtain e nab l ing leg i sl ation and t he
appo intme nt of a Coor dinator of Highway Safety for the State of
Georg i a has been t ake n by the S tat e Legis ature and by the Gove rn or.
Mr . Ben Jordan 1s t he Coordinator of Highwa y Sa fety for The State of
Georgi a . Mr. Jordan' s office- at ~i s requ es t , 1s being furni shed a
f6recast for a ten year period of rhe expe diture s aPt1cipated b y
�Minutes of the Traffic ar,d Transport a tion Comm i ss i on Meeting; August 28, 1967;
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th e City of Atl an ta i n conformi ng wi th t he various st a nda r ds s e t
forth in the Hi ghwa y Sa f e t y Ace a nd i n the a dmi nistrat i on of the
Highway Sa fety Act by The National Hi ghwiy Sa fet y Bure au. ThQS
cost estimate wa s del i vere d by the Tra f fic Engineering Depa rtment
to the City Comptroll e r's office on Monday morning, August 28,
1967. Although, at the pre s e nt tim.e ther e are no funds available
in this program for tra f f i c e ng ine ering activities, it is
desirable that every ef f or t be made to cooperate and that certain
planning activities be und e rtak en at the earliest possible date.
Do
TOPICS PROGRAM - ( Traff::. c Ope rations Program to Increase Capacity
and Sa f et y. )
The Traffic Eng ine er rev i e wed the s i tu a t i on a s i t stands toda y and
brought the Comm i ss i on up - t ouciate on poss i ble courses of a ct i on
open to the Ci ty of Atlant a i n ord e r to cooperate with and
par tic ipa'te in this pa rt i cu i a r program, All moneys ava i lable
und e r this TOP I CS Program come only t hrou gh The Georg i a State
Highway Depa rtment, the pres en t pol i cy of th e Highway De pa rtment
must be ch a nge d in or der to pe rm i t mone y of t h i s sort to be
s pe nt for th i s purpose . Al so , th e Fe de r a l Agencies are requiring
th a t a n Are a -Wi de Pl an on traf f i c ope ra ting i mprovements be
developed prior to a ny su bmiss i on of sp e c i fic proj e cts . The
Tra ffic Eng i ne e r r e port ed th at he wa s go i ng t o unde r take t o
obt a i n an es tima te of th e c ost cf t hi s Area ~Wide Pla n and t hat
he was guessing that th e c os t woul d ra nge be t wee n $50,000 and
$200,000. He a lso stated tha t he bel ieve d th a t a consul t i n g
firm could prepare the pl an wi t h t he ne cessary back- up stud i es
and have it ready f or submis s i on i n approximately six months
from the date of s tarting.
E.
ASHB Y STREET AND HUNTER STRE ET.
Mr. J . R. Wil s on an d t he Tra f f i c Er,gi r1eer b r ought the Corrnni ss i on
up - to- dat e on pl ans to i mp r ove tra f f i c operat i ons at this
i n tersection t hrou gh th e use o f Lef t Turn storage lanes on
Ashb y Street , approach i ng Hunt e r S tree to
The r e be ing no f urther bus ines s 1 Ehe meet i ng wa s ad j ou rned at 3 : 15 p .m.
V.
NEXT MEETING:
Monda y 1 Se p tembe r 25 , 196 7.

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