North Druid Hills LCI study complete

Documents from the March 18th North Druid Hills LCI Open House are now available for review and download from the website. The transportation recommendations (Map and Table) include bicycle lanes on North Druid Hills, Briarcliff, and on streets/paths designated for park access.

RIDE MARTA DAY: Friday March 26

Bicyclists depend on MARTA to extend our rides, and service cuts will hurt our mobility. Organizers are planning a "Ride MARTA Day" for tomorrow, Friday 3/26 to show support for MARTA service and to encourage state lawmakers to pass a new transportation funding bill. Time is running out - tomorrow is crossover day, which means any bills must make it out of one house in order to have a chance at passing during this legislative session.

There will be a press conference at the MARTA Five Points Station at 3pm with music by DC² = DJs. Let's tell Georgia MARTA matters!

Speakers include:

Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation Regulations and Recommendations

Just got a copy of the United States Department of Transportation Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation Regulations and Recommendations. have not had a chance to digest (or dissect) it but wanted to share these tidbits with you all...

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Rep. Jack Kingston Rides!

I wanted to follow up with some additional information related to the National Bike Summit and to correct my initial post that incorrectly stated Georgia's representation for one of the bills.

Georgia does have indeed have four co-sponsors for the Urban Revitalization and Livable Communities Act (Henry Johnson, John Lewis, Jim Marshall and John Barrow) which, among other things, will help revitalize urban parks with trails.

ABC Logo T-shirt (cream pie not included)

As seen in this week's Creative Loafing on Stewart. You can order our logo t-shirt in the I Bike ATL store. ABC members get $5 off!

3 feet yard sign

New yard signs are here! Contact us to pick up yours.

Georgia Tech students take bike sharing high-tech

Emory University and Georgia Tech are going high-tech with bike sharing! Emory already has a successful bike sharing program, and now a $50,000 grant awarded to some Georgia Tech students and Bike Emory by the Ford College Community Challenge will fund development of "ViaCycle," an automated bike share system. ViaCycle "promises to create advanced bicycle sharing technology that allows easy deployment of affordable, sustainable transportation." The project will roll out this summer/fall on the Emory campus, and developers how to bring bike sharing to Georgia Tech and the neighborhoods between the campuses at some point in the future. This video from the press conference demonstrate how the prototype works, and more videos about the system are available in the AtlBicycleCoalition video stream.

Google Announces Biking Directions

The announcement came during League of American Bicyclists' 2010 National Bike Summit, where Ali is attending excellent sessions about bike advocacy and preparing for the Georgia delegation's day on the Hill. Look for her report back next week. In the meantime, here's the press release about Google's "bike there" directions from the League!

Washington, D.C. - March 10, 2010 - The League of American Bicyclists is proud to be the forum for Google to announce what all bike riders have been waiting for - Grab Your Bike and Go with Google Maps. Google is announcing at the Opening Plenary Session at the National Bike Summit that they are adding biking directions in the U.S. to Google Maps."This new tool will open people's eyes to the possibility and practicality of hopping on a bike and riding," said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. "We know people want to ride more, and we know it's good for people and communities when they do ride more - this makes it possible. It is a game-changer, especially for those short trips that are the most polluting."

Final chance to comment on N Druid Hills LCI (last meeting is now March 23)

North Druid Hills is nearing the end of its Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study, and cyclists have participated throughout the process. It's an important corridor for biking in DeKalb County, or could be if it were made more accessible and bike-friendly. The latest project info and documents from the 2/25/10 meeting have been posted to the North Druid Hills LCI Study webpage: www.northdruidhillslci.com. Please visit the page, review the documents and use the Comment Form to submit your comments by March 4, 2010.

Bike Class Schedule

Everyone’s heard the saying, "It’s like riding a bike - you never forget how." The truth is that many of us learn how to physically ride a bike, but there's a lot more to bicycle safely that we never learn, and things that without practice we would forget (like the emergency quick turn - a vital crash avoidance technique).

These compact yet comprehensive classes cover everything you need to know to learn to bike safely and confidently around metro Atlanta - from bike handling skill drills to an instructor-led ride with feedback to reinforce what you learn in class.

For those learning to ride for the first time - you're not alone! Check out our True Beginners class to get rolling on two wheels.

Join us for safer, more confident cycling! 

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