Box 18, Folder 18, Document 7

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MINUTES OF THE
TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
MEETING
A regular meet ing of the Traff i c and Transportation Commission of the Ci t y of
Atlanta was held i n Committee Room No . 1 of the City Hall on Monday, May 29,
1967, at 2~00 p.m . The follow i ng members were present ~
Mr . John R. Wi lson, Jr .
Mr. Charles C. Mathias
Absent :
Mr . George Goodwi n , Chairman
Mr. Jack E. Crowder , Vi ce Chairman
Mr . Robe r t F. Adamson
Mr . Grady A. Lee
Mr. Peter J. S t ell i ng
Also present were City Traffic Engineer Karl A. Bevi ns ; Mr . P . Andrew Springer,
Safety Engineer, The Atlanta Tra ffic and Safety Council; Mr. Edmund W. Hughes,
Managing Director , The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council ; Mr . John Gerson,
Atlanta Transit System, I n c.; Super intendent J. L. Moseley and Sergeant
Michael Edwards , At lanta Po l i ce Departmen t.
In the absence of the Chairman and Vice Chairman , Mr . J ohn R. Wi lson , Jr .,
presided as Chairman a nd the following bus i ne s s wa s considered .
I.
II.
HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC.
None.
PERMITS FOR OFF-STREET PARK NG FACI LITIES.
A.
200 PRYOR STREE T, S . W. Mr . Ra lph R. Carroll, A A A Park i ng , Inc. ;
75 Houst on Street, N.E ., Atlanta, Georgi a 3 03 03, an open lot with
44 spaces; self =parking; 4 i nbou n d and 4 ou tb ound reservoir spaces;
one ent r ance on Pryor Stree t and one e x i t on Pryor Street.
Mr . Ge orge E. Wi lliams a ppeared rep resent i ng A A A Parking , Inc.,
and expl aine d t he proposed park ing lot . The Traffic Engineer
called attenti on f or t he need f or a wi der i sle spa ce a t the rear
of the l ot connec ting the two ma in i sles of t he lo t and recommended
that one of the proposed park ing s pace s be e l imi nated to provide
suffic i e nt i sle wi dt h for traf fic t o circulate between the two
main is l es .
The Tr af fic Eng i ne er r ecommended t hat one park ing sp ace be eliminated
from e a ch of the t h r ee proposed l ines of parked cars in order to
permi t wi der park i ng sta ll s . The Tr aff i c Engineer a l so recommended
elimina ting one of t he proposed pa rking sta ll s a l ong the north edge
of the roa d in order t o pr ovi de f or the pa rking a ttenda nt ' s business
�Mi nutes of the Tra f fi c an d Transpor ta t i on Connn i ss i on Meet i ng ; Ma y 29 ~ 196 7 ;
page - 2
off ice o These change s e l i mi nat e 5 of th e pr oposed 44 parking
spa ce s and the Tr a f f i c Eng ineer r e commende d approval of the
facil i ty with a max i mum of 39 spa c es o Mr o Wi ll iams stated tha t
t h i s was entirely s at i s fa c t ory o I N EXECUTIVE SESS I ON9 the
Commi ss i on a pp r oved th i s re c omme nda t ion o
III o
REPORT OF TRAFFIC ACC I DE NTS; Sup e r i nt enden t J o Lo Mosele y o
Super i n t e n de nt Mos e l ey r epor t e d that th e y c on t inu e to h av e a decrease
in th e number of fata l accident s a nd i n ju r ed accid e n ts o He reported
tha t the fa t al a cci dent s were down 22%9 injure d a cci dents were down
3 or 4% 9 pro pe r ty dama ge acciden ts down 70 8%9 and t he total down 7o4
%0 The e nfor ceme nt vi o l at i ons are up g dru nk dr i v ing 1 08% and
speeding 24o 4%o
Super in te n de n t Mose l ey re por te d t he f oll owing traff l c a c c i dents through
May 28 9 1967 9 a s omp a r e d with the same per i od i n 1966 0
1967
1966
32
Fata l Ac c i den t s . 0000000 00000 00 000 00 0
In jured Acci den t s ooooooo oo ooo oooo oool 9 044
Pr op e r t y Dama ge Ac c i den t s ooooooooooo 8 9 25 6
IV.
RE PORT OF THE CI TY TRAFFI C ENGINEE Ro
The Traffi c Eng ine e r br i ef l y reviewed the foll owi n g items ~
lo
Th e May 18 9 196 7 9 letter fro m the Ge orge Ao Fu l le r Compa n y asking
fo r a 45 t o 60 day e xtens i on of the use of a porti on of t h e wes t
s i de of Spr i ng Street f or a ba rr i cade in c onne tion wi t h t he
construct i on of the Tra i lwa ys Bus Term i nal o
2o
A r equ e s t fro m the D nk ler Plaza Hote l for t h e tempo rary use of
Fors yt h Stre et f or t he load i ng a nd unlo a d ing of hotel gue s t s at
hou r s o t her tha n 7 gQO a offi o t o 9 gQQ ao mo a nd 4 gQQ p orn o to 6 gQQ
p orn o
3o
The ne ed f or a dd it i onal protect ion for th e s c hool cross ing at the
int e r se cti on o f Oakl and Dr i ve and Me r r i ll Av e nue 9 S oWo 9 as well
as a numbe r o f o the r s c hool r oss i ngs with simi lar probl ems o
4o
A requ es t f r om i tiz e ns living in t he ne i ghborhood of Be r ea n
Av e nue 9 Ga sk i l l Stree t 9 Powell Stre et a n d Ki rkwood Av enue 9 S oEo 9
f or th e r emoval of re c e n t l y i ns t alled One =Way s i gns and No Park i ng
s i gns o The Tra ff i Enginee r explained t ha t t he One - Way s i gns and
the No Pa rking s i gns we r e i ns t alled a t the re que s t of c i t i zens of
t his a r ea through t he i r c iv i c c lub a n d that a f te r a few mo nt hs ' t r i al
�.
Mi nutes of the Traf fic and Trans por t at i on Corrnn i ss i on Meet i ng; May 29 9 196 7 ;
p~ge 3
now prefer to go ba ck to the former met hod of traffic operation
and the former pa rk i ng r est ric t i ons o
So
Vo
The planned change from Two=Wa y t o One=Way for the se c tion of
Pi edmont Ave nue lyi ng b e t ween t he Georg i a Ra i lroad and Decatur
Street 9 t hu s c omple t i ng One- Wa y ope ra t i on on the e nt i re sect i on
of Pi edmont Av e nue from Hun ter S tre e t nort hbound t o Twelfth
Stree to
NEXT MEETINGo
The Tr affic Eng i neer sta t ed that he planned t o be ou t of t h e c i t y
mos t· of t he week beg i nning J une 26 9 196 7 9 and t he Corrnni s s i on
membe r s r eques te d t h a t he canva s s t he other members of the
Corrnni ssion t o det e rm i ne an a ppr opr i a te date f or t he next meeting o
The mee ting was adj our ned at 3 ~25 o

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