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  • signed City Elections Platform via 2017-02-17 12:46:18 -0500

    Policy Platform for 2017 City Elections

    The demand for transportation options in the city of Atlanta has never been greater than it is now. Atlanta voters approved the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond in 2015 and TSPLOST in 2016, funding transportation projects totaling more than half a billion dollars, including 90 miles of bike lanesneighborhood greenways, and Complete Streets.

    The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition has witnessed the growth in this pent up demand year after year, all across the city, through Atlanta Streets Alive, our award-winning open streets initiative. Last year, Street Alive connected 16 neighborhoods and attracted more than 370,000 people. We owe the popularity of this initiative to Atlanta residents' appetite for safe waya to connect with their community and get around the city by bike, foot, and transit.

    The need to deliver safe, high-quality bike projects has never been more critical to Atlanta’s quality of life--and to its future. That’s why we worked with the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation to create the Chief Bicycle Officer, a full-time position dedicated to bicycle planning and design in the Department of Planning & Community Development at the City. And it’s why we’re working with community partners on the equitable expansion of Relay Bike Share  and community outreach through the Atlanta Bike Champions program.

    Atlanta is finally shedding its image as the poster child for sprawl, and people are taking notice. Just last year, Atlanta made the list of Top 50 Best Bike Cities by Bicycling Magazine for the first time.

    Atlanta is poised to take the next big leap forward. But it needs elected officials with the vision and commitment to deliver high-quality projects consistent with urban design practices that encourage mobility and discourage snarling gridlock. It needs leaders with the courage to put the safety of people before high-speed traffic that places our families and vulnerable road users at risk on a daily basis.

    Here are the core policies and goals we believe the next Mayor and City Council must adopt if Atlanta wants to continue to compete for the best talent in the world while improving the quality of life for Atlantans who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized by a lack of transportation options. 

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    • Create a City of Atlanta Department of Transportation, for a cohesive transportation planning and project delivery process that better leverages resources
    • Adopt the Street Design Policy drafted by the Department of Planning

    • Make housing more affordable by eliminating the minimum number of car parking spaces required for housing developments

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    • Build 100 NEW miles of high-quality bike lanes and trails (we currently have 104 miles) to connect the city,  including 20 NEW miles of protected bike lanes (we currently have 4 miles)

    • Publish schedule for sweeping streets with bike lanes, and prioritize bike lanes for clean up after winter storms

    • Add a $2.5 million line item to the City’s General Fund annually, to connect gaps in the bikeway network and enhance safety of existing projects

    • Ensure quality bicycle transportation by hiring transportation engineers with training and experience designing bicycle projects

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    • Set a city goal of zero traffic deaths, and create a data-driven approach in which multiple city departments collaborate to reduce roadway crashes and fatalities to zero, because no one should die trying to get where they are going.

    • Prevent fatal roadway crashes by standardizing the speed limit on residential streets to 25 mph

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    • Provide access to last-mile healthy transportation options by prioritizing installation of bike share stations in low-income, disinvested, and disconnected neighborhoods

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    • Blinkies Award and Member Party: Friday, February 10 (Thank you to the candidates who attended this event and engaged with 275 active ABC Members. Click here to see the photos! 

    • Rolling Town Hall: Saturday, May 20

    • Mayoral Forum: September (date pending)

    • Candidate Row at Atlanta Streets Alive: April 23, June 11, September 24
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  • published Unblock the Lane in Our work 2016-09-14 16:42:47 -0400

    Link to Map: http://blocked-lane-map.herokuapp.com/

    Take a picture of the motor vehicle blocking the bike lane. Email it from your phone to unblockthelane@atlantabike.org. Continue biking to your destination knowing that you just helped the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition collect valuable data to improve bike lane policies in the city. Your picture will automatically upload to the Unblock the Lane map here. 

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    The goal of Unblock the Lane is to identify and document hot spots around the city, then discern whether the bike lane design needs to be altered to enhance protection, discourage violations, or if there are situational conditions that must be addressed.

    This is not an enforcement campaign. We will share the information gathered in the map with the City of Atlanta and local agencies as they consider proactive policies for parking enforcement. This map will illustrate that bike lane obstructions should be enforced.

    Thank you to Jordan Streiff, longtime ABC member and advocate for creating the crowd-sourcing map! 

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    To make sure that photos are processed and added to the map, you must follow these three steps.

    1. ENABLE GEOTAGGING ON YOUR PHONE: Make sure geotagging is enabled on your phone, so that the photo's location is attached to the photo. (Instructions for iPhone and Android below.)

    2. SEND THE EMAIL FROM YOUR PHONE TO unblockthelane@atlantabike.org. If you load the photo onto your computer first, before you send it, the location data that we need might be removed from the photo.

    3. INCLUDE ANY NOTES IN SUBJECT LINE: Not necessary, but if there's any extra info you'd like to share, please include it in the subject line.

    Enable iOS Geotagging: bit.ly/enableios

    Enable Android Geotagging: bit.ly/enableandroid

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     Your safety is more important than taking a photo of a motor vehicle in the bike lane.

    DO NOT engage or take pictures of the driver or passengers.

    DO NOT focus on the license plate.

    This does not replace calling Park Atlanta. To report a blocked bike lane in the City of Atlanta, call (404) 750-2263.


  • published Business Member +100 in Business Membership 2015-12-18 16:07:34 -0500

    T H A N K  Y O U!

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    Declare your support for a bicycle-friendly Atlanta by becoming an ABC Business Member! We appreciate your support and we make sure our members and followers know it! 

    Donate

  • published Business Members 1-15 in Business Membership 2015-12-18 15:57:40 -0500

  • published Business Member 16-99 in Business Membership 2015-12-18 15:57:29 -0500

  • followed donation_survey 2015-12-14 15:39:53 -0500

    Thank you for donating to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition!

    Please take a moment to answer the following questions.

    1. Would you like to apply your membership to an annual membership?

    2. Is this donation in honor or in memory of someone special? If so, please skip to this question. 

    Thank you again!

    Take the survey

  • published donate 2015-12-14 15:11:38 -0500

  • published Member Benefits in Join/Renew 2015-06-19 17:33:15 -0400

    Member Benefits

    Buy Local, Bike Local

    Atlanta businesses show their support for cycling by offering discounts to ABC members. Please check out participating businesses below and in the map above.

    If you don't see your favorite spot, ask if they'd like to join in supporting better biking in Atlanta and put us in touch to work out the details.

    Interested in joining the list? Contact membership@atlantabike.org or call 404-881-1112.

    BICYCLE SHOPS

    Atlanta BeltLine Bicycle - 10% discount on merchandise, repairs & rentals

    Atlanta Bike Tech - 10% discount on parts and accessories 

    Atlanta Pro Bikes - 10% on anything in the store

    Aztec Cycle- 20% off bike rentals, plus 10% off parts and accessories

    Bicycle South - 10% discount on parts and accessories 

    Decatur Bikes - 10% discount on parts and accessories 

    ElectroBike - 10% discount on all accessories

    Loose Nuts Cycles - 10% discount on parts and accessories 

    Outback Bikes - 10% discount on parts and accessories 

    Skate Escape - 10% discount on parts and accessories

    Snyder Cycles - 10% discount on parts, accessories, and repairs.

    Wheels and frames not included.

    Westside Bike & Supply Co. - 10% discount on parts, accessories, and repairs.

    FOOD, ETC...

    Atkins Park - 10% discount

    Sweet Auburn Bakery - 10% discount on fresh coffee

    Cabbage Pie- 10% discount, excluding specials and alcohol

    Condesa Coffee - 10% discount

    Eco Denizen- 10% discount 

    Grindhouse Killer Burgers - 10% discount

    The Little Tart Bakeshop - 10% discount

    Milltown Tavern - 10% discount

    Noni's Deli - 10% discount on food

    Octane Coffee - 10% discount on food

    ParkGrounds - 10% discount 

    The Pullman - 10% discount on food

    Red Brick Brewing Company - 50% discount on brewery touring and tasting

    Six Feet Under - 10% discount

    Sweet Cheats - 10% discount

    The Sound Table - 10% discount on food

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TOURS & MORE 

    All Life is Yoga - 20% discount on classes

    Bicycle Tours of Atlanta - 10% discount on any tour

    EarthCraft Rentals -  5% discount on energy-efficient homes for rent in

    some of Atlanta's trendiest neighborhoods.

    FitWit - 1 free trial class and 10% off of monthly rate when you join

    Relay Bike Share$5 off your Relay Bike Share Monthly Plus pass

    Zipcar - 50% off zipcar annual membership rates and $25 driving credits.

    Membership Benefits (applies to annual and monthly)


  • commented on Thank you! 2015-01-07 16:26:22 -0500
    Please apply to membership renewal

    Thank you!

    We truly appreciate your contribution - you make our work possible.

    As a member-based organization, we want to hear from you. Do you have feedback, suggestions, questions? Please drop us a line below!

    Here's to a bikeable, walkable, LIVABLE future. Thanks for your help making it happen.

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  • donated 2014-12-31 20:52:33 -0500

    Monthly Sustainer

    Become a card-carrying member of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition!

    • A team of hardworking advocates focused on making Atlanta better by bike

    • An extra household membership card at no extra cost!
    • Discounts at local businesses and bike shops through our Friends of ABC program

    • $5 off ABC merchandise so you can wear the movement!

    • Free bike education and safety classes

    • 1/2 off your ZipCar membership + a $25 credit

    • Invites to exclusive events and discounts on early registration at ABC events like Tour de BeltLine

    Donate

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