Congratulations to the new Atlanta Board of Education!

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition congratulates the newly-elected Board of Education for Atlanta Public Schools! Thank you for your tireless commitment to developing and supporting the next generation of leaders.


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Atlanta Board of Education 

District 1: Katie Howard 

District 2: Aretta Baldon

District 3: Michelle Olympiadis 

District 4: Jennifer McDonald 

District 5: Erika Mitchell 

District 6: Eshé Collins 

District 7 At-Large: Tamara Jones 

District 8 At-Large: Cynthia Briscoe Brown

District 9 At-Large: Jason Esteves

Earlier this year, we worked with partners to develop policy recommendations for the Board of Education, to make it possible for kids to travel safely and sustainably to school: 

  • Create Safe Routes to School Plans: Atlanta Public Schools works with Atlanta and Georgia Departments of Transportation to create a Safe Routes travel plan for each school.
  • Improve Street Safety for Students: Atlanta Public Schools works with Atlanta Department of Transportation on street safety improvements for students who don’t receive bus service because they live inside the “walk zone.”
  • Speed Camera Program Transparency: Atlanta Public Schools shares data from its speed camera program transparently, in order to provide accountability, prevent racial profiling associated with police enforcement, and inform street design.
  • Advocate for MARTA Youth Fares: Atlanta Board of Education members advocate for an equitable MARTA fare structure that makes transit affordable for families and free for young people.
  • Implement Sustainable Education Curriculum: Atlanta Public Schools adds sustainable transportation education to the curriculum for all students.
  • Schools Set Multimodal Parking Standards: Atlanta Public Schools empowers local school leadership to set their own parking standards for cars, bikes, skateboards, and scooters.

We're excited to work together to create an Atlanta where everyone moves safely, easily, and sustainably throughout the city, including our young people!