Congratulations from the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition to Atlanta’s newly-elected leadership

Congratulations from the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition to Atlanta’s newly-elected leadership: our 61st Mayor-elect Andre Dickens, Council President-elect Doug Shipman, and seven returning Atlanta City Councilmembers who will be joined by eight new City Councilmembers!

Pictured: Andre Dickens at Atlanta Streets Alive

We look forward to working collaboratively with our newly elected leadership to create an Atlanta where everyone moves safely, easily, and sustainably throughout the city. 

We work hard to ensure we have accountable and engaged political leaders. That’s why we publish an annual policy agenda, hold public forums, share candidate questionnaires, and provide lots of opportunities for people to advocate for safe, equitable streets and sustainable transportation options. 

We have ambitious goals to reclaim Atlanta’s streets for people in 2022! A few highlights include: 

  • Pushing the state to maintain sidewalks on state routes
  • Educating voters on a $300 Million TSPLOST for sidewalks and safe streets
  • Decriminalizing walking and biking and removing traffic laws that allow for racial profiling
  • Engaging transit riders in MARTA’s bus network redesign
  • Pressing Atlanta Public Schools to install speed cameras in school zones
  • Working with the City of Atlanta to create a more frequent Atlanta Streets Alive
  • Advocating for MARTA to adopt a more equitable and flexible transit fare structure 
  • Carrying out street campaigns for sidewalks, bike/LIT lanes, and safe crossings 

As we look ahead to our policy and infrastructure advocacy in 2022, we thought it would be a good time to share the transportation priorities of newly-elected officials. Here are the platforms that included transportation, infrastructure, or a closely related issue. 

Mayor Andre Dickens - transportation

Council President Doug Shipman - infrastructure

Post 1 At-Large Michael Julian Bond

Post 2 At-Large Matt Westmoreland - transportation

Post 3 At-Large Keisha Sean Waites - regional transit solutions

District 1 Jason Winston - transportation

District 2 Amir Farokhi - mobility, accessibility, sidewalks

District 3 Byron Amos

District 4 Jason Dozier - transportation equity and safe streets

District 5 Liliana Bakhtiari - transit, sustainability

District 6 Alex Wan  

District 7 Howard Shook

District 8 Mary Norwood

District 9 Dustin Hillis - better infrastructure

District 10 Andrea L. Boone

District 11 Marci Collier Overstreet

District 12 Antonio Lewis - climate change

We look forward to collaborating with all of Atlanta's elected officials to work toward reclaiming Atlanta's streets as safe, inclusive, and thriving spaces for people to ride, walk, and roll!

Pictured (left to right): Natalie Hall, Rebecca Serna, Matt Westmoreland, Jennifer Ide, and Andre Dickens at Atlanta Streets Alive

Photo: Wild Grain Photography, 2019 Atlanta Streets Alive on Peachtree Street

Pictured: Jason Dozier at #RespectCascade advocacy event

Photo: Evey Wilson


Pictured: Jason Dozier, top left at the annual Blinkie Awards

Photo: Rand Lines Photography


Pictured (left to right): Amir Farokhi, Jennifer Ide, Marci Collier Overstreet, and Matt Westmoreland at the annual Blinkie Awards

Photo: Rand Lines Photography