TSPLOST 2016 project list includes lots of good things for bikes

The Atlanta City Council approved the TSPLOST (transportation sales tax) project list Monday, July 18 with significant funding for bike projects, complete streets, and multi-use trails...not to mention $3 Million for phase 2 of Atlanta's bike share! Next the list goes to the Fulton County Commission for approval before voters weigh on the referendum on the 0.4% sales tax increase this fall. Voters will also see a 0.5% sales tax increase to fund MARTA expansion. More details below. Read more

ABC co-founder Dennis Hoffarth passes

Dennis Hoffarth, a co-founder, President, and Executive Director of the then-Atlanta Bicycle Campaign, passed last Friday from complications from a brain tumor. He was instrumental to a number of environmental groups, including Southface Energy Institute. Read more for a few of his many contributions to the cause of better biking in Atlanta. Read more

Atlanta Bike Community statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the works

Advocacy for better biking is about people coming together to improve conditions for ourselves, and for each other. As an advocacy organization that represents people who bike (or would like to), we're part of the broader Atlanta bike community, and we're stronger together. That's why we've been working in tandem with Red Bike & Green Atlanta, the Metro Atlanta Cycling Club (MACC), MOBB Cycling ATL, and The Atlanta Cycling Festival to draft a group statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Atlanta bike community.  Read more

Teen Bikes To School For Entire Year

We're so impressed! Tait Rosbottom, a 15 year old, rising sophomore at Maynard Jackson High School has biked to school EVER SINGLE DAY this year! Rain or shine, everyday. Not only is he an inspiration to bike commuters, especially those who have other transportation options (aka temptations) on rainy days, Tait is an inspiration to those desiring to live healthy, sustainable lives.  Read more

Why I support the city's re-org of Planning & Community Development

Image from Planning Atlanta - A New City in the Making 1930s - 1990s - City Planning Maps from GSU Digital Collections Office of Neighborhoods? Transportation planning with a focus on transit? A Main Street program for the city of Atlanta? Design studios that go to where the people are? This is no planning utopia, but elements of a bold plan introduced by Commissioner Tim Keane to reorganize The City of Atlanta Department of Planning and Community Development.  I'm a big fan of this plan because I believe it will expand the city's capacity to take a bigger leadership role in designing the city for all. Specific to biking, neighborhood level planning, transit, and main streets that recognize the increasing role of high quality bike lanes that support local businesses all have great potential. Read more after the jump, and find out how you can support this progressive move.  Read more

Insider Tips for Sunday's Atlanta Streets Alive

Want the inside scoop on Atlanta Streets Alive? With so many things to see and do, our staff wanted to give you some insider tips. Read more

Bike to Work the Easy Way

Think Bike to Work Day (which is May 20 this year) is just for hardcore cyclists logging 20 miles each way to corporate offices? Think again. One look around and you’ll see that’s just a small number of the folks (including maybe even you, without realizing it) who are already biking to work each and every day. Read more

Bike Month Happenings

May is National Bike Month and lots of events are happening! Check out some of the local events below!   Read more

Atlanta Streets Alive Goes Crosstown

*A experiential testimony from Melinda, the blogger who writes Life on Wessyngton Road. Last Sunday [April 17] was the first Atlanta Streets Alive event of 2016. Atlanta Streets Alive is an open streets event sponsored by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. If you've never been to an open streets event, you've missed out on a potentially transformative experience. Read more

Ride Your Bike in the Street for Once (or Rather, 4 Times!) at Atlanta Streets Alive This Year

Have you gotten wind of the four dates for Atlanta Streets Alive this year, the first of which is this upcoming Sunday? Have you perhaps even put the dates on your calendar and thought about finally, finally, getting the wind in your hair out there smack in the middle of the street? But now that the date is almost here, maybe you have a few questions about what to expect, how to get there (especially if it’s in a part of town you don’t know that well), and if it’s good for those of us who consider ourselves bike riders rather than cyclists.  Read more


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