CRITICAL ASK - $37.5 MILLION (15%) FOR BIKES IN 2015

Want to add up to 100 miles of comfortable and connected bikeways in Atlanta? Then we need you to show up and voice your support! Please attend a public meeting this summer. The City of Atlanta is proposing a $250 million infrastructure bond to address the backlog of city infrastructure repairs and improvements. We're asking that 15%, or $37.5 million, go to bike projects. We're also asking that any roadway and bridge projects become "Complete Streets" that serve the needs of people in all modes of transportation.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has committed to making Atlanta a top ten city for cycling by 2016. Here's our chance to build out a network of bikeways that will connect the city and create a brighter future. Please attend one of the meetings below. 

July 15 from 6-8 pm: Charles R Drew Charter School in East Lake/Kirkwood
 
July 16 from 6-8 pm: 1705 Commerce Drive Atlanta, GA 30314
 
Click "read more" for ideas on what $37.5 million could build for bikes! 

TOUR THE TRANSFORMATION RECAP

Tour the Transformation let riders explore the proposed Peachtree Road Complete Streets project. The Buckhead Community Improvement District hosted the ride, which according to one rider, Jeffery Kirsch, was a great way to learn about proposed projects. 

"Peachtree Road, our signature street in Atlanta, may soon have bike lanes from Lenox Mall to the Amtrak station. I never thought I would see this happen," commented Jeffrey.

You can read more of what Jeffery had to say about the ride and projects here and here, or click "read more" for a map of the phases. 

Call to action: please contact Atlanta City Council members Yolanda Adrean and Howard Shook to express your support for this project. It's not just about bikes - it's about making our signature street safe and accessible for everyone! 

Launching the ABC Collaborators Salon: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7pm - 8:30pm at BOHO4W Apartments

We’ve got BIG dreams for making Atlanta more bicycle-friendly. We’re launching a new Connecting the City campaign, ramping up Atlanta Streets Alive, and making a big ask of Atlanta for more bicycle infrastructure funding. It’s a lot. And we can’t do it all alone. What we need is a bigger team of passionate creatives that can help raise the visibility and voice of all cyclists in Atlanta. 
 
Lucky for us, there’s no lack of creative talent in Atlanta. That’s why starting the summer of 2014, we’re seeking talented, creative, brilliant people to join the ABC Collaborators’ Salon, a monthly meet-up for creatives who love to ride. We need your help to unleash the creativity within Atlanta to make it safer and more comfortable for everyone to ride.
 
Read more for details! 

Bike Walk Dunwoody's "You spoke for me" PSA Campaign

Blogger Pattie Baker and BikeWalk Dunwoody, inspired by the Drive with Care Campaign from Bike Pittsburgh, recently came out with a fantastic PSA campaign to thank Dunwoody's mayor and city council for helping to make the city safer for people on foot and bike. Find out more about "When you voted for bikes, you spoke for me" here - and please share! 

The 2014 Atlanta BeltLine Annual Bicycle Tour was a great success!

Saturday’s 7th Atlanta BeltLine Annual Bicycle Tour was a great success! The sold-out event, organized in tandem with the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, had 500 riders on two rides that traced through the Atlanta BeltLine corridor and surrounding neighborhoods.

The Atlanta Cycling Festival is here! June 7 - June 14

The Atlanta Cycling Festival is a week-long festival all around bicycling -  the first-ever in Atlanta!

This week-long festival from June 7-14 is all about bicycling and has something for everyone, whether you're just starting or you've been involved for years, with classes, events and, of course, rides. 

Check out their video and just try not to be inspired. 

Then check out all the events this week

What's louder than a complaint? Thank you!

What's louder than a complaint? Those two simple words your momma insisted on: THANK YOU. The headline "some people are upset" can be applied to nearly everything, but in this case it's the new bike lanes on Decatur Street. That's why we're asking everyone who supports more bikeways around town to email a City of Atlanta official from the list below to say thanks!

Read more for the list with contact information.

Opening: Membership & Donor Coordinator

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is a member-based organization, and our wonderful membership coordinator is moving to Chicago this summer! So we’re looking for a new addition to our staff. If you’re interested in working to advance our mission of making Atlanta happier, healthier, and more livable by bike, please read the job description below and get in touch.

The membership coordinator is responsible for the day to day management of the membership and donor program at the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. Your role will be to oversee the continued growth of membership and donor contributions to support the work of the organization.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate passion for the mission of bicycle advocacy, good interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to manage detailed projects and meet deadlines, and be a quick learner.

Read more for details. Deadline to apply July 1st.

New bicycle lanes could boost cycling around city

Six recently completed projects bring new bike lanes to several neighborhoods and could encourage more people to cycle instead of drive along key corridors in the City of Atlanta. As part of a vision to implement the city’s complete streets policy, City officials are moving forward with goals to make roadways safe for all modes of transportation, including walking, driving and cycling. 
 
The Departments of Planning and Community Development and Public Works are more than halfway through completing 11 fully funded high-priority bicycle projects as part of the City’s comprehensive bicycle plan called Cycle Atlanta Phase 1.0. From alternating bike lanes, to installing new, green bike boxes, to reducing the number of travel lanes on some roadways, these projects are designed to make cycling in Atlanta easier and safer. 
 
Read more for a list of projects.
 
Decatur Street bike lane and bike box
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