Downtown Atlanta's Good, Not So Good, and Potentially Great Changes

The Downtown Atlanta Master Plan is hosting their final public meeting today and you'll want to see what they have in store for Downtown's Bicycle Network. First the not-so-good. They are proposing removing the Peachtree Center Avenue protected two-way bike lane. They want to replace it with dedicated lanes for buses! Our jaws dropped when we saw this slide.  Here's what could make the project list potentially great: it opens the door for high-quality bike facilities on Peachtree Street, the (bicycle) heart and hub of Atlanta. But we can't consider removing protected bike lanes on Peachtree Center Avenue without replacing them with a bikeway on Peachtree Street.  Now the good news - north-south protected bike lanes are proposed for both Piedmont and Courtland (one way on each street). These protected bike lanes will connect with Midtown's protected bike lanes on Piedmont and Juniper/Courtland. But we need you to attend the Downtown Atlanta Master Plan public meeting (also on Facebook here) and show your support for safe space for biking on Peachtree Street.  Read more

Could Marietta Street become a key bike connection?

Marietta Street is a key crosstown corridor that connects West Midtown and surrounding neighborhoods, as well as Georgia Tech, to Downtown Atlanta. The city plans to resurface the street through the Renew Atlanta bond. The question is whether the new pavement will include the bike lanes recommended in the Cycle Atlanta Plan Phase 1.0. Today, Marietta Street is flat and connective, but high speeds and lack of dedicated space for people on bikes plus subpar sidewalks make it an unsafe corridor for people who bike and walk. Without the proposed changes, this corridor will continue to attract dangerous high-speed traffic, severing neighborhoods from destinations, and stifling business. Read more

Bike Valet At All Mercedes-Benz Stadium Games!

We're proud to announce that we'll be providing bike valet service at NFL’s Atlanta Falcons games and MLS’s Atlanta United matches in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Two Wheel Valet, LLC will operate ABC’s bike valet service starting two hours prior to kick-off and ending one hour after the game.  Read more

Expanding Atlanta Streets Alive!

We’re pleased to announce that the route for Atlanta Streets Alive on September 24 is being extended south of Five Points onto Broad Street in South Downtown! Read more

Guess Who's Pedaling Away On A New Edison E-Bike?!

Congratulations Brandon! Brandon dropped by EDISON Electric Bike Co's new Kirkwood shop to get fitted and familiar with his fresh pair of electric-assisted wheels. He's ready to pedal with ease through the streets of Atlanta without breaking a sweat—and just in time for the peak of summer. All because he made a donation! Read more

Westview Bike Lane Removed?!

On Wednesday, July 12, we received a puzzling email from a member - “are the bike lanes being removed from Westview Drive???” Read more

It's Not Just A Bike Lane: Fear of Gentrification

Bike lanes are controversial. They often bring up things beyond the immediate transportation project, and lead to a conversation that’s much bigger - gentrification. And yet still,  to talk gentrification, we need to talk racism, classism, and multi-generational poverty. Read more

Edgewood and Auburn are being repaved - the wait is over!

Both Auburn and Edgewood Avenue were long overdue for repaving. Dips, gaps, and bumps marred the street surface, making it difficult and, in places, downright dangerous, for people on bikes or in wheelchairs to travel safely. All that is changing! Funded by the Renew Atlanta bond approved by voters in 2015, Edgewood and Auburn are being resurfaced and the bike lanes refreshed.  Read more

Are People Of Color Harassed By Law Enforcement?

A recent NPR story titled, “Biking while Black means you’ll probably get stopped more often,” highlighted a recent Minneapolis study showing that Black bicyclists are stopped more often for minor violations than white bicyclists, and escalation resulted in a disproportionate number of citations and even arrests of Blacks on bikes.   Read more

Moreland Ave / Little Five Points bike lane update

Last week the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) held an open house about a project that would add raised bike lanes and safer crossing to a key segment of Moreland Ave in Little Five Points! In case you missed it, you can still weigh by email - send a public comment by Wednesday, June 19th. Here's more info about the project, how to share your comments with GDOT, and some suggestions on what to say.  Read more


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