Q&A: Staff In DC

I was recently asked, "What do you appreciate about working at the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition?" With two seconds of thought and a million possible responses, my immediate response was, "I love how we are continually offered opportunities to learn and grow. I love that our leadership invests in our development."  That couldn't be any more true than recently. Believing in our need to continually grow and keep abreast of best practices and evolving trends, our Director sent me to the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC. As a membership based organization, it's important that our supporters know what they're supporting, where we are, and why we continue to send staff to conferences, symposiums, and perhaps most fun-- Capitol Hill.  So with that, here's a little Q&A snapshot of our most recent continuing education adventures. Read more

Monroe Drive Road Diet Needs Your Support

A Morningside resident and mother of four whose children attend Morningside Elementary School has launched a Change.org petition to support the Monroe Road Diet.  "Right now, cars routinely approach 50mph along that stretch, weaving dangerously, and there is no buffer at all between those cars and the sidewalk in many places. Or, conversely, they are piled up behind left-turning cars, causing blockages and/or accidents," the petition states. Read more

City hosted second bicycle safety and design training

More than half a billion dollars in transportation projects funded through the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond, TSPLOST, and Capital Improvement Program are either in progress or coming to a street near you. Read more

Support Complete Streets on Monroe Drive and Boulevard

85% of respondents to the live poll conducted at the Renew Atlanta Monroe Drive/Boulevard public meeting said that bicycle and pedestrian safety should be prioritized in this project. And for good reason, the Complete Streets designs presented at the meeting would result in a substantial reduction in bicycle and pedestrian crashes at dozens of intersections on this corridor, including Monroe and 10th Street, Boulevard and Woodward, and Monroe and Ponce de Leon.  Read more

Bike Clubs forming at Atlanta Public School Campuses

Spring is in the air and schools are activating bike clubs in campuses all over the map here in Atlanta Public Schools. ABC recognizes that shifting mindsets of youth will change the world. Of note are these three APS Bike Clubs. Read more

Imagine Memorial Drive -- without all the speeding

On Tuesday, February 21, residents of the neighborhoods along Memorial Drive packed the cafeteria of Drew Charter School to hear updates on “Imagine Memorial.” Atlanta City Councilmember, Natalyn Archibong, introduced Greg Giuffreda, the Central Atlanta Progress Corridor Executive responsible for coordinating projects and developments along the 5.5 mile stretch of Memorial Drive. Read more

Monroe & 10th St.: One Year Later

A year has passed since 14-year-old Alexia Hyneman was killed crossing Monroe Drive on her bike - on her way home from a Grady High School event. Her father spoke to 11Alive this week about his frustration with the intersection that took his daughter’s life (link to story). Read more

Peachtree Road Update

If you commented on a certain project last year, you should have received a notice from GDOT. Inside was an update to the project, extending it south to the Buford/Spring connector (just over the bridge at the north end of Midtown). The letter reads, in part: "No bike lanes would be included in the project."  Read more

And the Blinkie Agency Award Goes To...

And the Blinkie Agency Award goes to... Read more

And the Blinkie Award Goes To...

And the Blinkie Award for Bike-Friendly Business goes to... Read more


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