The Grady High School Pedestrian Safety Coalition organized the Rally 4 Safe Streets Feb. 12, the third anniversary of the fatal crash at the intersection of 10th Street and Monroe Drive in Midtown that took Alexia Hyneman’s life.

Alexia was a Grady student who was hit by a car and killed biking across that intersection. The rally was also organized by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.

The coalition is a student-led group advocating to make streets near schools safer for alternative transportation, starting with Monroe Drive. The Renew Atlanta Complete Street projects were supposed to address the dangerous conditions on Monroe Drive and other dangerous streets around the city, but little progress has been made. To date, only one out of the 16 Complete Streets projects has been completed.

The rally included remarks from coalition members; Alexia’s father, Thomas Hyneman; and District 6 Atlanta City Councilwoman Jennifer Ide, who represents the area, outlining the actions the council is taking to make Monroe Drive safe for all. It ended with a memorial for Alexia.

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