Peachtree Street connects Downtown and Midtown and is Atlanta's most iconic street, home to major landmarks and the heart of the city. It provides the city’s best access to MARTA with multiple train stations and bus routes; it's central for tourists, residents exploring the city, and businesses large and small.
The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition envisions a Peachtree Street that’s safe for people to bike or walk. We want high-quality, protected bike lanes separated from cars by on-street parking where space permits, with protected left turn lanes at key intersections, from Pine Street to Peachtree Circle.
The fact that people already bike on Peachtree regularly is one of the biggest reasons to make it more bike friendly. Bike lanes are a great way to calm traffic, and let drivers and bikers arrive faster and safer.
While we support the alternative one-way street options on Juniper, W Peachtree, and Spring St.. Bike lanes on one-way roads may confuse users. Because downtown is not a grid-block system, many people on bikes will not know to cross to another street, and may bike in the wrong direction, thus creating a dangerous situation for people biking and driving.
Bikes are good for business. Studies show that people on bikes frequent shops more often than drivers, and make purchases more often.
Customers need access to shops and workers need a safe route to work. Bike lanes already exist on the south end of Peachtree Street, but they unfortunately end before hitting the commercial areas.
Bike share is here! The city is offering hundreds of bike share (rental) bikes for people to use on Peachtree, but without protected bike lanes, people may not feel safe.
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