Winning this one would have a HUGE impact on the next five years of bicycle infrastructure in Atlanta! And we need YOU to make it happen.
The City of Atlanta is proposing an infrastructure bond to complete much-needed improvements and repairs to our city's built environment, especially roads, bridges, sidewalks and community facilities.
Check out the map of projects and make sure to comment on your favorites to make sure they make the final cut.
The draft list includes 12 complete streets projects with bikeways ($23.4 million of the total). DeKalb Avenue and Peachtree (two of our three Connecting the City priorities) are on the list, along with 10 other great Complete Streets projects. But in order to achieve Mayor Reed's ambitious goal of becoming a top ten city for cycling by 2016 -- by doubling our miles of bikeways and percentage of bike commuters and creating a safe bike network for bike share users -- we need to do more!
Our goal is 15% of the bond for bikeways. In addition to what's on the list already, here's what else to ask for at the public meetings or by email:
- Fully fund Cycle Atlanta Phase 1.0 at $10 million including a multi-use trail on Lee Street in SW Atlanta and 31 miles of bikeways throughout the city
- Make every street on the list a Complete Street
- Fund the PATH400 project
Public meetings have ended, but you can still weigh in on the project list by email or by commenting on a project via the map above.