Box 18, Folder 18, Document 7

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A regular meeting of the Traffic and Transportation Commission of the City of
Atlanta was held in Committee Room No. 1 of the City Hall on Monday, May 29,
1967, at 2:00 p.m. The following members were presents

Mr. John R. Wilson, Jr.
Mr. Gharles C. Mathias


Mr. George Goodwin, Chairman

Mr. Jack E. Crowder, Vice Chairman
Mr. Robert F. Adamson

Mr. Grady A. Lee

Mr. Peter J. Stelling

Also present were City Traffic Engineer Karl A. Bevins; Mr. P. Andrew Springer,
Safety Engineer, The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council; Mr. Edmund We Hughes,
Managing Director, The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council; Mr. John Gerson,
Atlanta Transit System, Inc.; Superintendent J. L. Moseley and Sergeant
Michael Edwards, Atlanta Police Department.

In the absence of the Chairman and Vice Chairman, Mr. John R. Wilson, Jr.,
presided as Chairman and the following business was considered.



A. 200 PRYOR STREET, S.W.e Mr, Ralph R. Carroll, A A A Parking, Ince;
75 Houston Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30303, an open lot with
44 spaces; self-parking; 4 inbound and 4 outbound reservoir spaces;
one entrance on Pryor Street and one exit on Pryor Street.

Mr. George E. Williams appeared representing A A A Parking, Ince,
and explained the proposed parking lot. The Traffic Engineer
called attention for the need for a wider isle space at the rear

of the lot connecting the two main isles of the lot and recommended
that one of the proposed parking spaces be eliminated to provide
sufficient isle width for traffic to circulate between the two
main isles.

The Traffic Engineer recommended that one parking space be eliminated
from each of the three proposed lines of parked cars in order to
permit wider parking stalls. The Traffic Engineer also recommended
eliminating one of the proposed parking stalls along the north edge
of the road in order to provide for the parking attendant's business

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office. These changes eliminate 5 of the proposed 44 parking
spaces and the Traffic Engineer recommended approval of the
facility with a maximum of 39 spaces. Mr. Williams stated that
this was entirely satisfactory. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, the
Commission approved this recommendation.

REPORT OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS; Superintendent J. L. Moseley.

Superintendent Moseley reported that they continue to have a decrease
in the number of fatal accidents and injured accidents. He reported
that the fatal accidents were down 22%, injured accidents were down

3 or 4%, property damage accidents down 7.8%, and the total down 7.4
%o The enforcement violations are up: drunk driving 1.8% and
speeding 24, 4%.

Superintendent Moseley reported the following traffic accidents through
May 28, 1967, as compared with the same period in 1966.

1967 1966

Fatal Accidentssc'c5.0'.c060'5.8.0 v0 08-00 $2 41
Injured AccidentScccesocorcccesccc cel, 044 1,086
Property Damage AccidentS.oooccce00008, 256 8,957
9,332 10,084

The Traffic Engineer briefly reviewed the following items:

1. The May 18, 1967, letter from the George A. Fuller Company asking
for a 45 to 60 day extension of the use of a portion of the west
side of Spring Street for a barricade in connection with the
construction of the Trailways Bus Terminal.

2. A request from the Dinkler Plaza Hotel for the temporary use of
Forsyth Street for the loading and unloading of hotel guests at
hours other than 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 aom. and 4200 p.m. to 6:00

3. The need for additional protection for the school crossing at the
intersection of Oakland Drive and Merrill Avenue, S.W., as well
as a number of other school crossings with similar problems.

4. A request from citizens living in the neighborhood of Berean
Avenue, Gaskill Street, Powell Street and Kirkwood Avenue, S.Eo,
for the removal of recently installed One-Way signs and No Parking
signs. The Traffic Engineer explained that the One-Way signs and
the No Parking signs were installed at the request of citizens of
this area through their civic club and that after a few months' trial

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now prefer to go back to the former method of traffic operation
and the former parking restrictions.

5. The planned change from Two-Way to One-Way for the section of
Piedmont Avenue lying between the Georgia Railroad and Decatur
Street, thus completing One-Way operation on the entire section
of Piedmont Avenue from Hunter Street northbound to Twelfth


The Traffic Engineer stated that he planned to be out of the city
most ‘of the week beginning June 26, 1967, and the Commission
members requested that he canvass the other members of the
Commission to determine an appropriate date for the next meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:25,

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