- ATL Bike Share. ABC completed a study (funded by the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation) to determine if a bike share program similar to the one in Washington, D.C. would be feasible in Atlanta. In short, it is! Check out the study, then come to the May 2 Bike-In Breakfast to find out more.
- Connect the City. ABC is working on an initiative to build bicycle facilities on three major Atlanta corridors that happen to be both flat and important cross-town connectors - Peachtree Street, DeKalb Avenue, and Lee Street. Stay tuned for details and how to get involved.
- Bike-Friendly Atlanta. The City has committed to making Atlanta a top-ten bicycling city in the U.S. by 2016. To make that happen, we want to triple the percentage of trips by bike, bring in a bike share program, and double the miles of bicycle facilities, creating a safe and connected network of bikeways and bikeable streets. Read more about the city's goals here.
- Atlanta Streets Alive. Our 2013 goal is to add one additional event, bringing us to three open streets events in Atlanta this year! With Mayor Reed's support and the help of all our sponsors, we're getting close. We need to raise another $15,000 to make this happen. Please contact us if your company would like to help.
Get involved to help your neighborhood become more bikeable
- Adopt your neighborhood for better biking - become a Neighborhood Bike Liaison. Attend neighborhood association and/or NPU meetings to follow local issues and provide a bicyclist's perspective. Visit the neighborhood bike liaison page.
- Encourage bicycle-friendly traffic calming - if you hear of a project of concern, please let us know.
Get involved with a Livable Centers Initiative in your community
Getting involved in an LCI study in your area can be a terrific way to ensure projects take the needs of bike riders into account. Meetings are held during the evening over a period of a few months, making it a good short-term advocacy project.
The Livable Centers Initiative, or LCI, is a program of the Atlanta Regional Commission that helps local governments plan and build transportation projects that take land use into account, creating places where people have transportation options that don't solely revolve around driving.
To read more about the program, visit Livable Centers Initiative.