Jennifer Shriber

  • signed #4ATLDOT 2018-09-29 10:27:14 -0400

    Time to create an ATL DOT

    73 your supports

    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. 

    How can you help?

    There are two things you can do right now.

    1. Sign the petition. That way we can communicate any urgent developments around this issue.

    2. Show why you're #4ATLDOT. Keep the conversation going by adding your reasons why it's time for an Atlanta Department of Transportation on Twitter:Tweet: This is why it's time #4ATLDOT -

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  • wants to volunteer 2017-08-02 10:47:47 -0400

    Volunteer

    Volunteers make our wheels turn! We'd love to have your help with our work. View, select and sign up for any of our available opportunities here.


    These volunteer opportunities are ongoing and provide an insider experience of how the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is making Atlanta better by bike:

    Office Assistance

    On first and third Fridays, volunteers help with the clerical tasks, like data entry and database management, membership fulfillment, event preparations and other essential tasks. Sign up to help out at the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition office!

    Bike Education Aide

    Help us boost the comfort and confidence of Atlantans who want to pedal the city. Assist one of our classes as a Bike Ed Aide.

    Atlanta Streets Alive

    We connected neighborhoods and opened streets for walking, biking and playing—four times in 2016. Your help creates a healthy, sustainable and vibrant street experience for each route. Click here to volunteer for our 2018 routes!

     

     



    For more about our volunteer opportunities, contact volunteer@AtlantaBike.org.

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