Let’s Kill the “Cycletrack”

“Cycletrack? Isn’t that the thing that bikers race on?” a friend asked me recently, swirling her fingers in the air to indicate the circular track she imagined bicycles speeding around. And it’s reasonable that after hearing the term “cycletrack,” her mind would jump to spandex-clad racers sweating over their handlebars, much as she would imagine runners sprinting around race tracks and horses galloping around horse tracks. Read more

Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond Update

Atlanta voters overwhelmingly supported the Renew Atlanta infrastructure bond in a special election on March 17, 2015. Renew Atlanta allocated 13.2% of the bond, or more than $33 million, for complete streets projects. This marked a big win for building safer streets throughout the City of Atlanta! Last week the Technical Advisory Committee met for the first time - check out the progress made so far! Read more

Clarkston hosts its first open streets event

Earlier this year, the City of Clarkston and the Clarkston Community Center were presented with an opportunity. With a grant in hand to enhance awareness of bicycling and bike safety, they wanted to try to reach more people than just a bike class could. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition encouraged Clarkston to try an open streets initiative, to give residents and supporters the chance to experience biking and walking on streets where they might normally feel unsafe outside of a car, while building community and having fun together. ABC agreed to provided some guidance on planning, and assistance with marketing and design as partners, but the real stars were the Clarkston community members and leaders! Thus Clarkston Streets Alive was born. Several short months later, despite heavy rain and temperatures in the 40s, Clarkston Streets Alive carried on as planned on Sunday, November 8th. Nothing could stop the City of Clarkston and the Clarkston Community Center from hosting their first open streets event.  A bike parade kicked things off, with community organizations set up near the Clarkston Community Center, on N. Indian Creek Drive. People were able to walk, bike, and play on the 1.2 mile route. There were a variety of activity partners present - MARTA brought out a bus so people could test out how to load a bike on the front rack, Refuge Coffee Co. served up very welcome warm drinks, and Atlanta Contact Point provided unicycling lessons to the curious. All in all, it was a great Open Streets event (despite some not-so-cooperative-weather) and we at the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition were delighted to see another community embrace the open streets concept. Read more

Interested Atlanta and Buckhead residents pack the house for GDOT Peachtree Road Meeting

                    After months of negative media attention on the GDOT Peachtree Road project that would add a combine two lanes to make a center turn lane and add bike lanes with the remaining space, both sides of the issue were represented at last night's heavily attended GDOT Peachtree Road meeting at the Shepherd Center. Read more

Atlanta Streets Alive takes over Peachtree Street in Downtown and Midtown Atlanta

More than 61,000 people flocked to Atlanta Streets Alive on Peachtree Street from Downtown to Midtown on bikes, skates, feet, wheelchairs, and more to spend time with friends, family, and neighbors. Read more

5 Things We Love About Atlanta Streets Alive Peachtree

Our final Atlanta Streets Alive of the year is this weekend on Sunday, October 25th, from 2-6 p.m. on Peachtree Street. Peachtree is Atlanta's iconic street, and we'd love for it to become a model street for biking and walking in Atlanta. For four hours, Peachtree Street will accomplish just that. Read more

Why Your ABC Membership Matters

Maybe you’ve seen new bicycle infrastructure pop up around the city in the last five years. You may have heard about Atlanta's first Chief Bicycle Officer. You may have even felt like Atlanta’s become more bike-friendly and a better place to ride your bicycle with friends and family. Heck, your bike commute to work might be a little easier – despite the massive truck blocking the new bike lane! Who makes this all possible? Read more

Social media buzz about new Chief Bicycle Officer

First class of students graduates from Advocacy Bootcamp

The word boot camp is usually associated with pain, sweat and maybe some tears. Our Advocacy Bootcamp may not be quite so intense, but the results are just as great. Read more

Atlanta Streets Alive opens the streets

Over 100,000 people flocked to Highland Ave., North Ave., Boulevard, and North Highland to walk, bike, and play in the streets Sunday!  Read more

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