Laura Viilo

  • signed Pledge for Safe Streets 2019-06-07 21:24:45 -0400

    Take the Safe Streets Pledge

    As more Atlantans looks for ways to opt-out of traffic, get active, and strengthen community connections, the lack of safe streets for people walking, biking, scooting, or waiting for the bus is unavoidable -- and unacceptable.

    From 2014 to 2016, 75 people died and 872 were severely injured in car collisions on Atlanta’s streets. These were crashes involving people driving, biking, and walking. Most of the severe injuries and fatal crashes occurred on just a handful of city streets -- what's known as the “High-­Injury Network”. In fact, just 8% of streets in the City of Atlanta account for 88% of traffic fatalities. Read more on why we can't ignore Atlanta's High Injury Network.

    We believe no one should die during their commute or using the Atlanta roads. 

    We can do something about traffic deaths. Cities across the world have adopted Vision Zero policies aimed at eliminating all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. Vision Zero has proved successful in other parts of the world — and now it’s gaining momentum in major American cities.

    1,214 pledges

    Join us as we call on the City of Atlanta to:

    1. Fund and build all the promised Renew/TSPLOST Complete Streets

    2. Officially adopt a Vision Zero program that puts safety and equity first 

    3. Prioritize the High-Injury Network streets for safety interventions

    Sign the pledge to say YES to funding, building, and creating safe streets for all.

    Goal: 1,000 signatures

    Once we reach our goal, we'll send this petition to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. (Note that we request your address because we need to show that there is broad, citywide support for safe and Complete Streets. We do not share your information with anyone.)

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  • donated 2018-06-28 08:34:22 -0400

    Your membership makes it possible for us to advocate for bike-friendly policies and infrastructure at City Hall, like the new City of Atlanta Department of Transportation, lead community-building events like Atlanta Streets Alive, our award-winning open streets initiative, and provide free bike education and safety classes!

    Benefits of being a member

    • $50+ Donors receive a 2nd membership card for a family member
    • $125+ provides helmets for kids at one Shifting Gears school. Donors receive an Expect Bikes t-shirt
    • $250+ pays for one free bike education class. Donors receive an Expect Bikes hoodie
    • $1,000 and above - donations at these levels make our advocacy work for safe streets possible! Donors at this level will be invited to join our new Momentum Makers giving circle. Momentum Makers are the first to hear breaking news, with communications from our Executive Director. Momentum Makers are also invited to an annual celebration connecting them with decision-makers and other Momentum Makers, 2 complimentary tickets to our annual Fall Fundraiser, and an Expect Bikes hoodie.

    All members receive

    • Ticket to our Annual Blinkie Awards
    • Discounts at local bike shops and other businesses

    You can also make your membership donation by check!  Make checks payable to Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and mail them to 

    889 Wylie Street SE
    Atlanta, GA 30316
    When you donate via our website, your sensitive information is protected by SSL encryption per our hosting arrangement with NationBuilder.com
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  • donated 2017-06-14 17:34:36 -0400

    Donate to our Rainy Day Fund!

    $4,798.00 raised
    GOAL: $5,000.00

    Please donate to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition's Rainy Day Fund. All donors will receive an Atlanta Bicycle Coalition membership (or a one-year extension from the date of donation on a current membership). Donate $250 or more to score a coveted Atlanta Bicycle Coalition hoodie.

    Many thanks to ABC Business Member EDISON Electric Bike Co. for donating one of their bicycles for our Rainy Day Fund drive. Donors who contributed any time during the Atlanta Cycling Festival—Saturday, June 10 through Saturday, June 17—are entered for a chance to win an EDISON electric bike! The winner will be selected at random once the donation drive goal is reached.


    What's a Rainy Day Fund

    Photo: Adults and kids on bicycles @ Atlanta Streets Alive - Southside 2017

    In April, stormy weather called for an early ending to the Atlanta Streets Alive Southside route. While an impressive number of Atlantans braved the downpours to show support for our open streets initiative, we weren't able to gather the memberships and donations during the event that we count on to fund our work.

    Your contribution today can keep us on track as we pedal hard toward accomplishing our 2017 priorities. Will you help us reach our $5,000 goal by donating to our Rainy Day Fund?

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