Betsy Collins donated 2020-09-02 19:37:26 -0400
Community Advocates for Safe Streets
Connect I Learn I Share
Neighbors are often the most effective advocates for safe streets in communities. The assets community members bring can make all the difference when it comes to determining policy and securing resources. It is imperative that there are deliberate spaces for you - as leaders - to share tools and enrich knowledge.
That’s why the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition created the Community Advocates for Safe Streets program: to provide the deliberate space needed for neighborhood transportation proponents to connect, share information, and learn from each other, with the intent of transferring gained knowledge into the communities they serve.
The goal is to develop a sustainable and effective network of advocates from neighborhoods in every City Council district, prioritizing communities in the High Injury Network. There are two ways you can get involved in the Community Advocates for Safe Streets program:
Our video explains more about the two corridors and how to become part of a committee.
Join a people-led, safe streets committee for your corridor. Committees will consist of Atlanta residents, small business owners, and community members who live or work along one of these corridors. Together you will learn, share ideas, and influence government decisions about your corridor by recommending safety interventions that serve you and your neighbors best.
The enrollment period for these two streets committees is closed. Please consider staying or getting involved with our larger Community Advocates Network by signing below.
This work is made possible with support from the Energy Foundation.
COMMUNITY ADVOCATES NETWORK
Do you want to connect with leaders and action-oriented folks from all over the city who envision an Atlanta where everyone moves safely, easily, and sustainably? Do any of these describe you?
- A neighborhood association or Neighborhood Planning Unit leader, including committee chairs for transportation and related topics.
- A community member who wants to start or join a local transportation committee.
- An Atlanta resident interested in developing a greater understanding of transportation.
- An Atlanta employee or business owner who wants safer streets to support your customers or clients.
- A transportation planner or engineer who wants to share your knowledge or expertise.
- A parent or staff member invested in Atlanta Public Schools work on Safe Routes to School.
We support the Community Advocates Network by providing regular virtual meeting spaces, providing information and resources pertinent to your work, and facilitating a critical space for community interactions.
Join this coalition of community-based advocates by filling out the sign-up form below.Sign up
Betsy Collins wants to volunteer 2019-04-14 14:07:43 -0400
Volunteers make our wheels turn! We'd love to have your help with our work.
Opportunities are ongoing and provide an insider experience of how the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition works to create a city where everyone can move safely, easily, and sustainably throughout the city. As a volunteer, you could support a specific project, join a committee, or help with tasks like data entry and database management.
To share your area of expertise or learn more, contact volunteer@AtlantaBike.org.
Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, affectionately known as RDA, serves as a major corridor for schools, historic neighborhoods, and businesses in Southwest Atlanta. RDA is a large street with fast traffic and a lonely stretch of bike lane between Murphy Ave and I-85. The road, whether by bike or by car, is often perilous due to potholes, debris, and jagged train tracks.
RDA turns into Georgia Avenue and runs through seven amazing Atlanta neighborhoods: Westview, West End, Adair Park, Pittsburgh, Mechanicsville, Summerhill, and Grant Park.
The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition connects these neighborhoods at Atlanta Streets Alive. You can help make this a more livable, walkable, and bikeable corridor all year-round by supporting our campaign for bike lanes and regular maintenance on RDA and Georgia Avenue.
In addition to bike lanes on RDA and Georgia Avenue, we are advocating for:
- Resurfacing and repairing dangerous potholes on RDA
- Regularly maintaining this critical corridor by sweeping trash and debris
- Paving over the hazardous out-of-use train tracks