I- 85 Collapse

The collapse of a section of I-85 is throwing a wrench into commutes and trips across the region -- approximately 220,000 vehicles per day. 

If you're struggling with transportation options in the fallout, maybe we can help. You don't have to bike every place you go in order for biking to help relieve the pressure on our system and in our individual lives. 

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Hack your commute - try part or all of it by bike

  • Learn how to hack your commute in a free urban cycling class. Boost your confidence and learn safe riding techniques from League Certified Instructors
  • Want suggestions on the best route to take? Tips from experienced bike commuters? Advice on what gear will be most useful? Join the Bike Commuters of Atlanta on Facebook.
  • Visit our resources page to locate your nearest bike shop and learn how to plan your route
  • Take Relay Bike Share to complete your first and last mile trip around Midtown and Downtown (Use promo code Phoenix17 for a $16 credit or 2 Hours for new accounts. Good through Sunday April 9.)

MARTA is providing additional service. Check the website for updates: www.itsmarta.com

  • Take your bike on the bus - all MARTA buses have bike racks on the front. Video how-to: www.youtube.com
  • Bike to a train station
    • These stations currently have bicycle Fixit stands:
      • Chamblee
      • East Point
      • Edgewood/Candler
      • Five Points 
      • North Avenue
      • West End
    • Park your bike at a MARTA station - most now have secure bike parking.
  • Run to a train station: learn how to run commute
  • Park and ride

More resources

Live or work in Midtown? Visit Midtown Alliance’s I-85 Road Closure Guide 

Get paid to make the change. Visit Georgia Commute Options for a cash incentive.

Finally, maybe this is the chance our region needed to slow down and rethink our transportation system. Read our blog post: rising from the ashes. 

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