Latest plans for DeKalb Ave include long-awaited sidewalk and ADA fixes, protected bike lane segment; 2 blocks more would connect bike lane with transit & southside neighborhoodsThursday, February 27th is the next open house meeting about the long-awaited DeKalb Ave Complete Street project, funded by the Renew Atlanta Bond. This project has become a saga of sorts, and opinions are heated as to what kind of transportation modes it should prioritize. As an organization dedicated to reclaiming streets as safe, inclusive, and thriving spaces for people to ride, walk, and roll, we believe the design for DeKalb Ave should put sustainable transportation modes first.read moreFebruary 13th, 2020 marked the 13th annual Blinkie Awards & Member Party. The Blinkie Awards honor the people, projects, and plans making Atlanta safer and more accessible by sustainable transportation modes. Some 240 people attended the event, sponsored by Bike Law Georgia, The Trolley Barn, and Georgia Bikes. Participants enjoyed ABC Bike Valet service and music by DJ Zegi along with food and drinks donated by Eventide Brewing, Six Feet Under, and Homegrown Restaurants -- Doc Chey’s and Osteria 832. Following a welcome by our Deputy Director, Haydée Santana, Rebecca Serna shared updates on the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s new strategic direction, mission, and 2020 priorities. She also shared plans for the 10th anniversary of Atlanta Streets Alive, which we'll start celebrating with a block party in South Downtown on Sunday, May 17th (details coming soon!) Next, Cassius and Marley Alabanza drew cheers as they issued an invitation to the 2020 Youth Bike Summit coming to Atlanta in March from the Youth Advisory Council. Finally, our Community Engagement Coordinator Sagirah Jones emceed the Blinkie Awards. Read more to see who was recognized!read more
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