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Faye DiMassimo
Director

1890 County Services Pkwy
Marietta, GA 30008
cobbdot@cobbcounty.org
(770) 528-1600



Cobb County Department of Transportation
and Cobb Community Transit (CCT)

last updated April 2012


Walk this Way!
Welcome to DOT's Pedestrian Safety Website

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The Cobb County Department of Transportation is proud to promote Walk this Way!; a pedestrian safety campaign with the goals to improve crosswalk safety and increase pedestrian awareness - especially for Cobb Community Transit (CCT) users.

Walk this Way! Placard (PDF)
More Pedestrian Safety Tips
Crosswalk Signals: Know when to cross
Pedestrian Safety Links
We want to hear from you!

HAWK Pedestrian Beacon New!


The main message of the Pedestrian Safety Campaign is to encourage CCT patrons to
"Walk this Way!" after disembarking from a CCT bus. When crossing the road always remember to:

  • Use CROSSWALKS and wait for the Walk Signal
  • Look BOTH WAYS before crossing
  • Keep children close by your side at all times

To ensure that CCT passengers hear our message, CCT will be placing placards on all fixed route buses and recording audio messages on the CCT voice messaging system available on all buses.

Your safety is important to CCT, remember to WALK THIS WAY! after riding a CCT bus.

 

 


Here are some more pedestrian tips to ensure that you stay safe when crossing the road!

What can I do to minimize distractions as a pedestrian?

  • Always pay attention. Remove headphones and put away cell phones and other electronic devices when crossing the street.

What do pedestrians need to know about crossing safely?

  • Look BOTH WAYS before crossing
  • Always use crosswalks and pedestrian-activated signals when they are available
  • Make eye contact with drivers before stepping out on to the street.
  • Walk on the sidewalk when they are available. If there are no sidewalks, walk off the road, facing traffic
  • Watch for vehicles backing up in driveways or parking lots. Just because you see them does not mean they see you!
  • Children can be unpredicatable; make sure that you have young children close by your side when crossing the road. It may be difficult for drivers to see smaller children.

It is also important for drivers to be aware!

  • Drivers be aware of pedestrians at marked and unmarked crossings
  • Slow down!

Crosswalk Signals

Not sure when to cross the road?

Pay attention to these crosswalk signals to help you safely cross the road.

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The pedestrian signal of a figure highlighted in white is the walk signal and it means it is safe to cross the road.

Look both ways before crossing. Watch for turning and oncoming cars.

 

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A flashing hand means do not start crossing but continue to cross if you are already on the crosswalk.

The time remaining will count down to let you know how many seconds are left for you to finish crossing the road.

 

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The solid yellow hand means WAIT.

It is NOT safe to cross the road.

 


Useful Links

Here are links to websites focused on Pedestrian Safety:
GOHS - Governor's Office of Highway Safety
Kidsafe Pedestrian Safety
NHTSA Pedestrian Safety Program
PEDS
GDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs
Safe Kids USA - Pedestrian Safety


We want to hear from you!

Please send your comments or questions to:

Cobb County Department of Transportation
Planning Division
1890 County Services Parkway
Marietta, GA 30008-4014

email: planning@cobbcounty.org
phone: 770-528-1650



HAWK Pedestrian Beacon
- New Safety improvements scheduled at Six Flags Drive

Look soon for the addition of a sidewalk along the south side of Six Flags Drive, from Crestside Drive to the Interstate 20 westbound on-ramp at Riverside Parkway. 

The project will also fill in existing sidewalk gaps on the north side of Six Flags Drive within the project limits. In addition to sidewalk, two signals will be upgraded to provide pedestrian signals.

The county’s first Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon, or “HAWK”, which is an acronym for High Intensity Activated Crosswalks, will be added near the midpoint of the project to provide a signalized mid-block crossing. The “HAWK” works similar to the button-activated traffic signal by stopping traffic to allow pedestrians to safely cross the roadway. The “HAWK” beacon is scheduled to be in operation May 2012.

Click here to view a HAWK Fact Sheet

Click here to view a DOT Educational Video





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