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Georgia Power’s Chris Womack (front left) and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (front right) are joined by city officials to kick off the “One Atlanta—Light Up the Night” project

 

As part of their ongoing efforts to combat the city’s rising violent crime rate, city of Atlanta officials have partnered with Georgia Power to add 10,000 streetlights across the city.  The “One Atlanta—Light Up the Night” project has already begun replacing 2,500 broken streetlights, with plans in place to add another 7,500, with a focus on the south and west regions of the city.

Lighting initiatives have been shown to decrease crime as well as traffic accidents in other cities that have undertaken similar projects.  The LED lights, provided by Georgia Power, will also lower the city’s annual carbon footprint by approximately 2,000 tons. 

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