Updating the City of Atlanta Bike Suitability Map
ABC is working on a new cycling suitability map for all of you wonderful city of Atlanta cyclists! Our Midtown-Downtown bike suitability map lives here, and we recently updated this map: Update Version 1 Update Version 2
This year we are expanding the suitability map from Downtown/Midtown, and we're looking for input from a wide range of riders – from beginner cyclists to the most experienced commuters, we want your opinions!
Please read through the information below, then click here to take a quick survey about your preferences.
1. In the updated version, we’ve added the Atlanta BeltLine to the map. In the expasion phase, we’d like to know how much we should extend our suitability analysis – a quarter mile beyond the BeltLine? More? Where should the boundaries of our new map be?
Here’s an image of the BeltLine overlaid on a map of the city:
2. Also consider the size of our current map as a printout - do you like the 11”x17” format that’s small enough to fold up and fit in your pocket, or should we go bigger? Expanding the boundaries of the map will require us to print a larger map.
Another option is for us to include Emory’s bike map and other small, detailed inserts on the reverse of the Atlanta map. Bike Emory Suitability Map
3. We would especially love to hear your preference as to road suitability ratings. On our current map, we rated roads green, yellow or red based on difficulty, as described below:
Below are a few examples of bike maps from other major cities with different rating systems. Which do you prefer?
Austin, Texas Map
Boston, Massachusetts Map
Madison, Wisconsin Map
Portland, Oregon Map
Seattle, Washington Map