High priority bike projects proposed for Midtown, Old Fourth Ward, and Castleberry Hill - updates

Thank you to everyone who attended a neighborhood meeting over the past two months! High priority bike projects have been approved for Charles Allen / Parkway and for Mangum / Walker St in Castleberry Hill. These projects were presented at neighborhood meetings in Midtown, Fourth Ward West, and Castleberry Hill. The outcomes are below and will be updated as things progress!

  • Fourth Ward West (www.facebook.com/FourthWardWest): approved a cycletrack for Parkway, contingent upon keeping on-street parking on both sides for the block between Ponce and North. The city is studying whether this could be accomplished by creating a "yield street" on which travel lanes are too narrow to share and cars have to yield to oncoming traffic. This would reduce speeding, an added benefit.
  • Midtown Neighbors (www.midtownatlanta.orgapproved a cycletrack for Charles Allen (up to 4th Street, where median prevents).
  • Castleberry Hill (www.castleberryhill.org/associationis considering a cycletrack for Mangum / Walker St. 

Next Steps: Charles Allen / Parkway is scheduled for construction.

Read more for details on each project.

Could Peachtree Road in Brookwood get bike lanes? Find out all about it Dec.10th!

You're invited to a Public Information Open House to learn more about proposed changes to Peachtree Rd aimed at improving safety and traffic flow and offer us your guidance and opinions on what makes the most sense for your neighborhood.  Representatives of the Peachtree Road Task Force from the Buckhead CID, City of Atlanta, Georgia Department of Transportation and Midtown Alliance invite you to help us make Peachtree Road safer for everyone.

Where: Shepherd Center, Woodruff Plaza, 2020 Peachtree Road NW Atlanta, GA 30309-1465
**General public & neighbors drop in 6:00-8:00PM** (Business owners & operators drop in 7:00-9:00AM)

No stopping, standing, or PARKING in the bike lane

People are continuing to park in the bike lane on Edgewood Avenue, despite the signs and enforcement efforts. 

This creates a safety hazard for people on bikes, who are forced to jut out into traffic to go around the parked vehicles. Often there are available spaces across the street or nearby.

That's why we're launching a campaign to sweep the Edgewood Avenue bike lane clean of all barriers, especially cars.

As we strive to be a truly livable community with complete streets that serve so many different needs, flagrant violations of the rules of the road must be addressed. [And please remember, just because you're on a bike does not make you exempt - be part of the solution by obeying all traffic signals. Every time you run a red light it aggravates driver animosity and makes us all a little less safe.]

Please email us if you'd like to be part of a reasonable, constructive approach to this problem. 

The Unlikely Relationship Between Bicycles and Real Estate in Atlanta

Local real estate agent with Redfin says the cultural shift driving the movement to create a walkable, bikeable urban environment in Atlanta is the same one that’s behind the wheel of the rebounding housing market in Intown Atlanta.

Cycle Atlanta: Phase 1.0 study

We're very excited to share the Cycle Atlanta: Phase 1.0 study with you. Building on the city's 2008 comprehensive transportation plan (Connect Atlanta), the study's goal is to build a network of connected, high-quality bikeway in the core of the city. The focus is on five corridors that extend from the Atlanta BeltLine into the center of the city. Our top priority is getting bike lanes on Peachtree Street in Midtown. 

Check out the details:

Introduction: An overview of findings and recommendations  

Corridor A. Brookwood - Midtown - Downtown - West End: Peachtree Rd. – W Peachtree St. (US 19/SR 9) – Peachtree St. – Whitehall St. – Murphy Ave.

Corridor B. Knight Park – Midtown – Virginia-Highland: W Marietta St. – 10th St.  

Corridor C. Grove Park – Downtown – Poncey-Highland: JE Boone Blvd. – I Allen Jr. Blvd. – R McGill Blvd.  

Corridor D. Mozley Park – Downtown – Grant Park: ML King Jr. Dr. – Woodward Ave.  

Corridor E. Underwood Hills – Downtown – Candler Park: Howell Mill Rd – Marietta St – Edgewood Ave – Euclid Ave  

Please review the plan or our summary (coming soon) and share your comments with city planners as soon as possible: e-mail cycleatlanta@atlantaga.gov or call 404-330-6145. The public comment period ends Tuesday, Dec 10th at 5 pm.

Announcing our Fall Membership Drive: November 4th-11th

Have you been thinking of becoming an Atlanta Bicycle Coalition member? Maybe you’ve just never gotten around to it or maybe you’ve only recently found out about us. http://bit.ly/fallmembershipdrive

At Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, we are your voice for better biking in Atlanta: Whether you ride out with your family on weekends or commute to work daily. Whether you’ve just attended your first Atlanta Streets Alive or have been to all nine! By becoming a member you are giving us the support to do what we do best: informative programs for all riding levels, fun events that build communities, and cycling advocacy for a more bike friendly Atlanta.

New members who join ABC during the first full week of November (4th-11th) can take advantage of our discounted membership rates ($10 off of individual and family memberships). In addition, new members will be entered to win one of these great prizes:

Current ABC members can also be entered to win a prize during the fall drive by referring a friend to ABC. When your friend joins during the membership drive, simply ask them to enter your name in the “in Honor of” Box and you will also be entered to win!

Dj Vicki, Sunday Service, Membership Drive

We'll close out our Fall Membership Drive with "Sunday Service" at Sister Louisa's Church on Edgewood. Join us on the dance floor as DJ Vicky Powell spins one of her famous sets. We will be signing up new members at a special discounted rate. Also, new members and current members who sign up friends get entered to win prizes.

Sponsorships

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and/or one of our events!

For corporate partners interested in sponsoring ABC including events such as Atlanta Streets Alive and the Atlanta BeltLine Classic, visit the ABC sponsorship book (see page 8 for levels).


If you are a small businesses (revenue less than $1 million annually), visit the links below to sponsor

Atlanta Streets Alive

The Atlanta BeltLine Classic (explore the Atlanta BeltLine by bike) - coming soon

Earn a Bike class (distributing brand new bikes and helmets to kids in need)


For more information or to schedule an interest meeting, please contact Rebecca Serna, rebecca@atlantabike.org or call (404) 881-1112.

Six City of Atlanta candidates respond to "Biking in the City" questionnaire

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and as such, cannot endorse candidates. We do, however, encourage our members and supporters to vote, and to carefully consider all candidates' positions on a wide range of issues.

As a bicycle advocacy organization, we are especially interested in how candidates propose to make progress towards our goal of becoming bike-friendly city in which bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation is safe and respected.

Candidates, please submit responses to the ten questions in this form in order to help our members make an informed decision. If you have any questions, please contact us at (404) 881-1112 or info@atlantabike.org.

The questionnaire is below, and responses receieved to date are in the attached document, or online. If the candidates you are interested in have not yet responded, please share the questionnaire and encourage them to do so.

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82,300 Atlantans take part in Atlanta Streets Alive October 6

Incredible. 82,300 Atlantans took part in our Atlanta Streets Alive event Sunday! This kind of turnout shows widespread support for the city's goal of becoming a top ten U.S. city for cycling, not to mention a walkable, vibrant urban environment. Check out photos on Facebook and what Maria of the Saporta Report had to say about Atlanta's shift towards a more livable, active city. The official count of 82, 305 total participants during the four hour event is based on the participant count method outlined in pages 95-98 of this international ciclovia guide

 

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