March Advocacy Updates

Dear Friends,

Happy Spring! 🎉We are thrilled to officially launch our 2021 City of Atlanta and Atlanta Board of Education Policy Agenda: Creating a More Equitable City Through Mobility. This policy agenda flows out of the diverse voices championing better transportation for Atlantans. Just this month, Bike Family kicked off at Finch Elementary, third grade students Madison and Gabriel of Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy taught their peers about bike safety, Midtown High School’s ASAP students attended the National Bike Summit, we celebrated MARTA operators who have kept transit running throughout the pandemic, Atlanta Magazine rolled out pandemic-era bike stories featuring bike community members around the city such as Black cycling clubs and kids who bike, and our Community Advocates Network met with GDOT officials to learn more about innovative funding solutions for safe streets.

🚀Join the movement to create a more equitable city through mobility: sign on to our City of Atlanta and Atlanta Board of Education Policy Agenda

Explore our City of Atlanta recommendations for safety, transit & affordability, and funding, and our Atlanta Board of Education recommendations to ensure kids can travel safely, easily, and sustainably to and from school.

It's time for Atlanta's leaders to elevate safe, equitable, sustainable mobility solutions to the top of the agenda. Join us by signing our policy agenda today.

 

✨Save the Date: 2021 Blinkie Awards Party is June 17!

Mark your calendars! The 2021 Blinkie Awards Party is coming to a screen near you this summer. Please save the date for Thursday, June 17 at 8:00PM. We'll have a fun and interactive virtual program to celebrate this year's award recipients and commemorate 30 years with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition 🎉. 

2021 Blinkie Awards

While we wish we could celebrate the Blinkies in-person this year, we remain committed to the health and safety of our community in light of the pandemic. More details will be coming soon — for now, get excited for June 17!

 

🚲Bike Family with Finch Elementary, funded by redefinED atlanta, kicked off Saturday, March 27

We’re excited to announce that we’ve been selected by redefinED atlanta to receive an Innovation Fund: Pandemic Education and Restart grant! This grant will support our Bike Family program at Finch Elementary, an Atlanta Public School located near multiple High-Injury Network corridors. Finch students and their family members will participate in bike education and safety classes to gain skills and confidence to bike to school and around their neighborhood. Participants will also receive a bike and bike safety equipment from Bearings Bike Shop

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition has received a $10,000 grant from redefinED atlanta to support Bike Family. redefinED atlanta raised nearly $200,000 to assist Atlanta’s public schools and nonprofit organizations that serve Atlanta’s students. 

When you donate to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, you support programs like Bike Family while also powering our advocacy efforts to hold Atlanta’s political leaders accountable to ensure that kids can access safe, sustainable, and fun transportation options to get to and from school.

 

💻Work with us this summer! Apply now for our Summer 2021 Development Internship

Are you a graduate or undergraduate student interested in applying your knowledge to help grow the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s fundraising efforts to support our vision of an Atlanta where everyone moves safely, easily, and sustainably? If so, we hope you’ll apply for our Summer 2021 Development Internship. Full details including application instructions can be found at AtlantaBike.org/jobs.

 

Every day we are inspired by Atlanta’s diverse community working toward safety, equity, and sustainability in our streets. We look forward to partnering with you as we urge Atlanta’s leaders to adopt and implement our policy recommendations — if you agree, please sign and share our policy agenda and consider a donation to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition to support our efforts to elevate safe, equitable, and sustainable transportation solutions to the top of Atlanta’s agenda.

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