Current efforts and projects
Atlanta Streets Alive
Advocacy for a Bike-Friendly Atlanta
Bicycle Traffic Counts
Partnership with Georgia Bikes!
May is Bike Month! - why not take the Bike There Pledge?
SeeClickFix (report hazards)
Share the Road
Tracking Bike Facilities
Focus areas include:
Partnering with Georgia Bikes, our statewide advocacy organization, to get a 3 Feet Safe Passing law in Georgia. Bicycle advocacy organizations, shops, and club leaders are eligible to join the group - email or call for more information. Please see Share the Street for more information on sharing the road.
Georgia Bikes, Bike Athens, the Savannah Bicycle Campaign and ABC are working together on a statewide initiative to improve bike safety and awareness, funded by Share the Road tag purchases through a grant facilitated by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. So if you're sporting a Share the Road tag on your car, thank you! We are striving to make progress with your support.
Working with the city of Atlanta to identify and prioritize streets for bicycle lanes and sharrows to be built using existing Quality of Life bond funds and pass ordinances and policies that support better conditions for cycling in the city. The long term goal is to create a bicycle-friendly community in Atlanta.
Short terms goals include passing Complete Streets legislation, organizing a Bike Summit, implementing 5-10 new miles of bike facilities each year, increasing rates of bicycling by 10% annually as measured by our bike counts, and completing the Bicycle Friendly Communities application through the League of American Bicyclists (www.bikeleague.org/programs/bicyclefriendlyamerica/communities for more information).
See Click Fix! Helping cyclists become advocates for better conditions by providing an online reporting tool to help identify and attempting to resolve design problems with existing bicycle facilities.
Working with the BeltLine to ensure the Atlanta BeltLine is built in adherence with national best practices (ie AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities: www.sccrtc.org/bikes/AASHTO_1999_BikeBook.pdf)
Bicycle Friendly Universities
Working with our university partners to make Atlanta's top resource, our universities and colleges, bike-friendly.
a) GSU Bikes: Partnering with Georgia State faculty, students, and staff on GSU Bikes (www.gsubikes.com), a student-led project to encourage bicycling on campus by holding a contest for an artistic and functional bike rack design, surveying bicycling on campus, creating a campus facility for minor bike repairs, and mapping bike racks on campus.
b) GT Starter Bikes: a group of students dedicated to refurbishing abandoned bikes for resale as affordable transportation for students and low-income workers (and anyone who just wants an inexpensive bike to get them started before making a bigger investment at one of Atlanta's wonderful local bikes shops!)
c) Bike Emory, an ABC partner, encourages more bicycling in the Emory area, while seeking to improve campus conditions for cycling.
Bike Mapping (Bike Geeks)
Project to create maps of bike lanes/trails, racks, crashes, counts, commuter routes, and more. Join the conversation: http://groups.google.com/group/atlanta-bike-geeks
A collaboration between GT Students Organizing for Sustainability and ABC. This project furnishes people who need affordable and reliable transportation with refurbished bikes. Volunteers fix up donated bikes and make them available for resale for $25-150, creating more bicyclists in Atlanta. Visit for details.
Atlanta Streets Alive
In 2010 ABC and a long list of partners including ADID/CAP, CDC, ARC, and Councilmember Kwanza Hall, brought a Ciclovia(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciclovía) to Atlanta! We are currently planning two events for 2011. Please visit the project website http://www.atlantastreetsalive.com or sign up for the google group if you'd like to help plan: http://groups.google.com/group/atlanta-ciclovia.