Let's Get Visible 2011

In the shortest days of the year the importance of being visible on a bike becomes evident. Our 2011 "Let's Get Visible" Campaign will address this need by providing lights to the cyclists that need them the most. In partnership with GOHSCouncilmember Michael Julian BondSopo Bike Coop, SHIFT Bike Coop and Georgia Tech Starter Bikes we will be distributing lights through volunteer power and pick-up centers. We also understand that visibility goes beyond lights - click "read more" below to find helpful tips about making yourself seen any time of the day. See the video below from our kickoff in Hurt Park on December 1st.

"Campaign Urges Bicycle Safety" via MyFoxATLANTA.com

Each bike light we distribute costs $5, please consider making a donation to help sustain this program. A donation of $25 will help five cyclists that need to be seen on the road. Click here to donate now.

Want to see Safe Streets in DeKalb County?

Our city and town’s streets are an important part of the livability of our communities. They ought to be for everyone, whether young or old, motorist or bicyclist, walker or wheelchair user, bus rider or shopkeeper. But too many of our streets are designed with only cars in mind. When we and fail to consider the transportation needs of all people, our health and safety suffers. In 2009 alone, 75 people, including 21 pedestrians, were killed in crashes on DeKalb roads. We can do better. On Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, groups including the DeKalb Board of Health, ABC, Livable Communities Coalition, and Bike Emory are meeting to discuss ways to make DeKalb County's streets safer for everyone. 

The meeting will take place at the DeKalb County Board of Health445 Winn Way Suite 354 in Decatur, GA.  

Register for DeKalb County Complete Streets Interest Meeting in Decatur, GA  on Eventbrite

Bike valet at Falcons game Sunday

During Sunday's game at the Georgia Dome, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition provided a bicycle valet sponsored by the Atlanta Falcons so fans could ride their bikes to the Dome and park for free. AtlantaFalcons.com's Lindsey Thiry went on the inaugural trek with General Manager Thomas Dimitroff, ABC Board President Atiba Mbiwan, Program Manager Drue Hocker, and ABC members to the Dome.

 

City installs sharrows on Wylie and Marietta streets

The city of Atlanta recently installed sharrows, or shared lane markings, on Wylie Street in Cabbagetown, and on Marietta Street downtown. Both installations were spurred by repeated requests of ABC member-advocates. While we hope to see the city move towards buffered bike spaces to reach the estimated 60% of the population that is reluctant to mix it up with other traffic, we applaud these efforts to bring greater awareness of bicycle riders to our streets. 

 

Q&A #2 with cyclist and attorney Kenneth Rosskopf

 

Can a Motorist Cross a Double Yellow Line to pass a cyclist? Cycling attorney Ken Rosskopf answers your questions about the legal and practical aspects of bicycling.

This question comes from Larry English. Larry says (to paraphrase) that he doesn't mind when a car crosses the double yellow to pass because it gives him more room.

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