Mayor Reed, councilmembers, Georgia Tech and Midtown Alliance leaders dedicate bike lane connector
Today was a banner day for Atlanta cycling! Mayor Reed made a strong commitment to creating a bicycle-friendly city and vowed the city would work with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition to achieve that goal. His support is already showing fruit - the 5th & West Peachtree bike project is one small step for existing cyclists, one giant leap for every Atlantan who'd like to ride a bike!
Thanks to everyone who attended - the strong and impassioned turnout was the perfect illustration of the demand for high quality bicycle infrastructure in Atlanta. The partnerships on display - Midtown Alliance, Georgia Institute of Technology, ABC, City of Atlanta, Bikes Belong (a bicycle retail group) - were really impressive.
Pictures from the event, which included a press conference, announcement of a new bike app (story to follow with details), ribbon cutting, ceremonial bike ride to city hall, and city bike expo, courtesy of Cameron Adams, with project photos from Joshuah Mello. More photos of ribbon cutting and expo here. More photos of project here.