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ACC Commissioners to vote on making Prince Ave. pilot program permanent


Tuesday night, Athens-Clarke County commissioners are expected to decide whether to keep the Prince Avenue pilot program as a permanent installation.

In September, ACC put a section of Prince spanning Milledge Avenue to Pulaski Street on a “road diet” by converting four auto traffic lanes to three, and by adding separated bike lanes.

Public feedback on the two-month project has been mixed; cyclists and pedestrians generally had positive reviews, while drivers were more skeptical of the changes. Some drivers report that Prince’s on-street parking buffers, called Zicla Zippers, have punctured their car’s tires when drivers hit them by accident, or while turning.

Commissioners meet at 6 p.m. to vote on making Prince Avenue’s project permanent with potential changes to the Zicla Zippers, along with addressing other resident concerns.