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 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.

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.

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

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


Ask DeKalb Commissioners to vote yes! on bike bridge over 285

On Tuesday October 8th at 10AM the DeKalb County Commission will consider a proposal to condemn land along the railroad for a trail bridge over I-285. This would help create a continuous multi-use trail to Stone Mountain.
If you've ever ridden the trail, you know this is the worst & most dangerous section between Decatur and Stone Mountain. The PATH Foundation and DeKalb County have the funds, GDOT has approved the bridge, the permit is in place, the Clarkston City Council is in support -- all the stars have aligned
Call to action: the DeKalb Commission has postponed this vote once before because the Commissioner for the district, Sharon Barnes-Sutton, has expressed some doubt about the need for a bridge. If you live in DeKalb and want a safe way to ride or walk this trail, then now is the time to contact her & the other Commissioners: Jeff RaderLarry JohnsonElaine BoyerStan Watson & Kathy Gannon. Or email all at once.
Act now -- the vote is only a few days away!


HB 689 - restricting biking

HB 689, a bill that would severly restrict biking in Georgia if passed, was introduced back in January, in the first year of a two-year session (this means the bill is still "live" in 2014). This bill would 1) require all bicycles to have tags and registration 2) prohibit you from riding side-by-side aka two abreast 3) let local and state government prohibit you from riding on certain roads and 4) basically outlaw group rides through spacing requirements. 

Luckily, Georgia Bikes was on top of it! Check out their blog post on the topic. This is why the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is a member of Georgia Bikes, and why you should join too

Join ABC while you're at it - as the bike advocacy organization located in our state's capital, we end up down at the Capitol a fair bit, doing our best to educate legislators on the impact of bills like this one. 

Back in January we learned the bill was unlikely to go anywhere, and was introduced to address a specific concern about a group ride on a road in Gainesville. Georgia Bikes and ABC are opposed to the bill.

At this time there is no call to action, but Georgia Bikes is monitoring the situation and will alert us if the situation changes. If you'd like to attend a community meeting on the bill, here's the info:

Hall County Commission meeting room, County Government Building, 2875 Browns Bridge Rd. Gainesville,GA 30504 Monday, October 7 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m

ABC awarded grant for Connecting the City

PeopleforBikes has awarded ABC a community partnership grant to support Connecting the City, our advocacy project to transform three key corridors by adding conventional and protected bike lanes. 

The PeopleForBikes grant of $10,000 will join support from Ponce Street Market, MailChimp, and the City to build community, business, and leadership support, examine the multiple effects of these changes, and work to secure infrastructure funding. 

We'll use the funds to conduct an assessment of bike lanes on Peachtree Street and to create a video supporters can share to help spread awareness of the campaign. 

Commuter Breakfast

Bicycle Breakfast

Come out September 4th for the monthly commuter breakfast! 

In September we are hitting up one of West End's best! Q-Time Restaurant! Pancakes, Salmon Patties, GRITS!, Butter Biscuits that make you not want to miss this! 

Join Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Bike Commuters of Atlanta, and WeCycle Atlanta as we #DoTheBikeThing to Q-time and support local businesses!

Thursday September 4


Q-Time Restaurant (1120 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310)


The venue changes month to month to allow people with various commute routes to join in the fun, so please join the Bike Commuters of Atlanta Facebook group to stay in the know (and if you're not on Facebook, just email for updates).

Registration open for 2nd annual Bike to Work Challenge

Did you know over than 20,000 commute trips each week around the Atlanta region happen on a bicycle?

Whether you're already a seasoned bike commuter or you're interested in giving it a try, this October is the perfect time to bike to work. Register for the 2nd annual Bike to Work Challenge to earn points on your way to the office!

You can keep track of how many miles you've ridden and compete for cool prizes like Patagonia rain jackets and dry-fit jerseys, not to mention bragging rights on the leader board.

Read more for details or visit

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