Andrea Santos

  • Virtual City Cycling Course - Essential Grocery Store Trip

    To participate in the class, RSVP below and you will receive a virtual Zoom meeting link.

    Whether you are riding our city streets out of necessity to get to work, to the pharmacy, to the grocery store, or to an appointment or you are wanting to just get out and move your body, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is here for you.

    In this lesson, you will:

    • know where to get a bike or your bike repaired
    • learn how to do an ABC-Q check to make sure you're bike is ready to go
    • fit your helmet
    • plan a route to a grocery store
    • learn signaling and other timely communication strategies
    • know how to safely take the lane
    • share your strategies for safely getting to, being at, and getting home from a grocery store

    We are committed to your safety as you negotiate the city streets for transportation, for essential services, and for recreation.  We'll remind you of the CDC's Social Distancing and Prevention Guidelines that apply to people on bikes in each of the lessons.

    All interactive, virtual classes are 'live' between 5:45 and 6:30. To attend another class is the 4-lesson virtual course, go here.

     

     

    These free classes are provided with the support of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

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    September 30, 2020 at 5:45pm
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  • signed DeKalb Avenue 2018-12-21 12:16:42 -0500

    DeKalb Avenue is fast, dangerous, and out of control. In 2015, Atlanta voters overwhelming approved the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond to update and improve our streets, including a Complete Street for DeKalb Avenue.

    Yet in 2019, after three years of public meetings, funding for the Complete Street on DeKalb Avenue was cut, leaving only resurfacing and replacing the reversible lane with a center turn lane and design for a future Complete Street in the budget. It's not clear where funding would come from to actually build it. 

    The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, along with community members and neighborhoods along DeKalb, is continuing the fight for a DeKalb that serves more than high-speed traffic speeding through our communities. DeKalb Ave connects 11 neighborhoods -- all but 1 wrote letters of support for a Complete Street. 

    We are calling for any project, including repaving, that affects this key, flat corridor to make the road safer -- for everyone. The resurfacing project should include a buffer between people walking on the sidewalk and cars, and a place for people to bike. 

    The City of Atlanta retained Arcadis as the design firm for the striping design for the first phase of resurfacing on this project. They are pursuing short-term safety improvements that can be accomplished within the resurfacing project, with an eye toward long-term improvements that can be built in a future second phase.

    The design team intends to begin meeting again with various local stakeholders in January and February 2020 to be followed by a public meeting. It's not yet clear when the design will be finalized and when the resurfacing project will go to construction.

    Atlanta Bicycle Coalition remains an advocate for both long and short term solution to the dangerous conditions on DeKalb Avenue. The improvements should address the glaring gap in bike facilities stretching from the Stone Mountain PATH trail to the Inman Park-Reynoldstown MARTA station.

    177 signatures

    Click here for more background on our campaign for a safe and complete DeKalb Ave. 

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