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The City of Atlanta faces major challenges in the realm of transportation, mobility, affordable housing, equity, climate change, and traffic safety.
In 2018 alone, the City will adopt an ambitious Comprehensive Transportation Plan, manage the rise of micro-mobility (scooters and dockless electric bikes), create affordable housing strategies around access to reliable transportation, deal with a backlog of Complete Streets projects under the Renew Atlanta program, meet the goals of Bloomberg's American Cities Climate Challenge, and, finally, confront the reality that the high concentration of crashes on Atlanta's High-Injury Network are preventable.
Is our current transportation structure up to the task?
In 2017, Councilmember At-Large Andre Dickens commissioned a study to find out. The feasibility study was an exhaustive independent review of our current transportation structure. Relying on dozens of stakeholder interviews with transportation professionals both in and outside Atlanta along with a comparative analysis of 11 peer cities across the U.S., the report found alarming deficiencies in our current structure. It proposed that the City "set a goal of consolidating all transportation functions in the City into a stand-alone transportation-focused department, led by a new Commissioner [and] name the agency the 'Atlanta Department of Mobility and Streets (ADMS).'"
Creating an Atlanta Department of Transportation would restructure our current transportation, public works, and planning tools in order to better leverage resources and streamline project delivery. It would be more efficient and better able to implement a strong vision for our city's equitable future.
The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition supports a stand-alone department dedicated to streets and mobility. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Councilmember At-Large Andre Dickens, and Councilmembers and City Leaders across Atlanta agree that the time is now.
What do we want?
After reviewing the feasibility study, our preferred option is for the Mayor to appoint an “Interim Director of Transportation” to establish the department with minimal political pressure.
After 9 months, the mayor would then appoint a permanent Director of Transportation to implement the strategic plan, facilitate communication within existing departments, and engage employees and stakeholders in the process of governance restructuring.
The Director of Transportation will report to the Mayor and Chief of Staff and will lead both the reorganization process and the newly created department.
Cynthia Searcy donated via 2018-11-13 05:50:11 -0500
Cynthia Searcy donated 2016-08-03 11:37:30 -0400$4,700.00 raisedGOAL: $5,000.00
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Cynthia Searcy donated 2015-11-11 09:03:21 -0500
Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is excited to present the 3rd Annual Ride with Joey event! Ride with Decatur-native and BMC ProTour cyclist, Joey Rosskopf, taste metro-Atlanta’s finest craft beers and hear the inside scoop about the daily strain of riding a Grand Tour—all for just a $75 donation that goes to support safe cycling in Atlanta!
Tickets are limited so sign up soon below!
Individual Ticket: $75
Youth Ticket (14-17 years old): $30
Location: Leaves from Three Taverns Craft Brewery, 121 New Street, Decatur, GA 30030
Ride Time: 2 PM
Beer Tasting and Q & A: 4 PM - 5:30 PM
Ride details: 25 mi. moderate pace (15-16 mph ave) with ride marshals and sweep
About Joey: Professional bike racer and Decatur native Joey Rosskopf rides for BMC Racing Team, currently the No. 4 rated team in the world. He races extensively in Europe, riding the 2016 Giro d’Italia, Pais Vasco, and Eneco Tour among many other races. Joey won Stage 1 and the overall of the Tour du Limousin, placed 6th overall in this year’s Tour of Utah, and is currently preparing to represent the US at the UCI World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Chris Froome, Peter Sagan, Richie Porte, Vicente Nibali and Rohan Dennis are just a few of the champions Joey has raced with in 2016.WHENDecember 2, 2016 at 2pm - 5:30pmWHEREThree Taverns Craft Brewery
121 New St
Decatur, GA 30030
CONTACTJack Honderd · email@example.com
Cynthia Searcy donated 2016-05-26 17:59:04 -0400
Here are just a few of the initiatives you make possible when you make a gift to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition:
- $25 equips eight bicyclists with blinkie lights
- $60 protects an intersection for 2 hours during Atlanta Streets Alive
- *$125 funds a week of community outreach to build our coalition of partners, plus you receive a t-shirt!
- *$250 funds one bike class, plus you receive an ABC hoodie!
- $1,000 fuels critical advocacy hours, including a full-time bike advocate working for you!
Your contribution in any amount will be put to good use. Thank you for your support!
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