[Update] Thank you for all the emails and calls on our call to action last week! We received word from the Public Works Commissioner that the department has been directed to install bike facilities on resurfacing projects, per city code and our request. There may be some complications along the way that require further study, so we're keeping an eye on this. Looking forward to seeing more bike lanes pop up!
Action alert: thanks to a report from an ABC member, we found out about an opportunity the City of Atlanta may be about to miss. Help us keep that from happening by contacting your councilmember or the Mayor's Office today!
The issue: The Atlanta Public Works Department is resurfacing several streets this year (for full list, look below). Some are in the city's bike plan. Those streets with enough space should get bike lanes as part of the resurfacing - what's called routine accommodation in some circles and a smart use of public dollars in others. These are small projects that will contribute to safe streets and a network of bikeways to connect our neighborhoods. Read more for email addresses and Twitter handles (#bikelane).