October Advocacy Updates

Dear Friends,

As #Biketober comes to a close, we’re motivated by another lively month of transit and active transportation advocacy. Whether you’re biking to the polls, volunteering on election day, or donning a MARTA-themed costume for trick-or-treating rounds this month (tag us on instagram @atlantabike if so!), we’re inspired by your commitment to civic engagement, finding joy in 2020, and making Atlanta a place where everyone moves safely, easily, and sustainably.

Here’s what we’ve been working on throughout October, plus plenty of opportunities to get involved: 

 

🚲🎬POSTPONED to Nov 4th: Join us at REI’s #Biketober Film Fest 

Due to forecasted rain tonight, this event has been moved to next Wednesday, November 4th at 7pm.

Hang out in-person at Steady Hand Beer Co. or virtually next Wednesday at 7pm for an outdoor, socially distanced evening of bike-themed short films. We’re celebrating bigour team is thrilled to accept a grant from REI to support another Bike Family cohort! Plus, it’s been another successful #Biketober, and we can’t wait to hear about the new goals you reached (and crushed!) by bike this month. 

Watch the films live, under the stars at Steady Hand Beer Co. or online from the comfort of your home. The first 100 registered guests to arrive will receive their first beverage courtesy of the brewery, and a food truck will be on-sitesee y’all next week!

🍿Bring your own mask and popcorn. 🎟 Register here.

 

🚀Safe Streets Committees launching this weekendenrollment is still open!

Do you envision an Atlanta where everyone moves safely, easily, and sustainably? We’re forming community-led safe street committees to develop safety solutions for two of Atlanta’s most dangerous streets for people who walk, ride, and roll: Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway and Moreland Avenue. 

As a resident or business owner along these corridors, your lived experience is valued expertise needed to address urgent safety needseach committee member will receive a stipend and participate in virtual, committee-specific training sessions starting this Saturday, October 31st. Learn more here or watch our info session video and join a committee today!

PS: Listen to our Community Engagement Coordinator, Sagirah Jones, talk High Injury Network & Safe Street Committees on WABE's Closer Look with Rose Scott.

 

📨 You’re Invited! RSVP for our November quarterly stakeholder briefing to help us reclaim Atlanta’s streets for people who walk, ride, and roll 👟🚆🦼🚲

We’re just under a month away from our next quarterly stakeholder briefing! Join us on November 19th from 7:00pm - 8:15pm to hear updates from staff, connect with other stakeholders, and ask any questions! RSVP here.

If you missed our August briefing, you can still catch the recap here.

 

 🚏🚍Submit your transportation story to get featured on stories.atlantabike.org

Do you ride MARTA, walk, use a wheelchair, bike, or use another form of micromobility to get where you need to go? Did you and your family start biking to work, school, or the grocery store this month during #Biketober? Are you an essential worker? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we’d love to feature your story on stories.atlantabike.org to highlight essential transportation and encourage more Atlantans to try out a sustainable mobility option. Share your story today!

 

📅Save the date: November 15th is World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims

We’re joining Families for Safe Streets for World Day of Remembrance to honor the lives of people who have been killed in traffic crashes, and to highlight the urgent need for changes to both design and policy in our streets to make them safe for everyone. Families for Safe Streets will be holding multiple events leading up to and on World Day of Remembrance, including a Twitter town hall on November 10th and a virtual candle lighting vigil on November 15th. Learn more here.

 

🎉Atlanta’s Tactical Urbanism Guide is here! Start planning your neighborhood’s next safe streets project today

The City of Atlanta released their first Tactical Urbanism Guide this month! Securing a tactical urbanism permit for Atlanta is one of our 2020 Policy Agenda itemswe believe community members are the experts on the streets where they live, so we can’t wait to see your neighborhood or community organization’s safe streets project come to life.

While we’re excited about Atlanta’s initial Tactical Urbanism Guide, we know there is always room for improvement. We’ll be posting our advocacy position on requested changes to the City’s policy and process around tactical urbanism in November. 

 

📅Save the date to donate: December 1st is #GivingTuesday

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means #GivingTuesday is coming right up too! We need your help to raise $10,000 this holiday seasonyour donation advances our mission to reclaim Atlanta’s streets for people who walk, ride, and roll

If you want to help us make Atlanta a region where everyone moves safely, easily, and sustainably go ahead and donate today.

 

 

Happy voting, and have a fun, safe Halloween 🎃🍬👻! 

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition

https://www.atlantabike.org/

Reclaiming Atlanta's streets as safe, inclusive, and thriving spaces for people to ride, walk, and roll


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