Advocacy Roundup: Week of Sept. 14-18


From Ormewood Park to Buckhead, last week was a busy week on the advocacy front. Here's a breakdown of what happened.

Safe Routes to School project on Ormewood Avenue

A Safe Routes to School project that would add a protected bike lane on Ormewood Ave and connecting streets is being opposed by some street residents, who say the bike lane protection will be "unsightly." If you live in Grant Park or Ormewood Park, contact your city council member to support the project and help make it safe enough for kids to bike to school.

Bike lanes in Decatur

Decatur parents are trying to improve a bike lane project in their city. A proposal to add bike lanes on Commerce is a step in the right direction, but residents say it won't do enough to make people of all ages feel safe enough to bike. Sign the petition.

Peachtree Road controversy

Peachtree Road continues to spark controversy, with Buckhead residents weighing in against the project. Curbed Atlanta  says "Anti-Bike-Lane Atlantans are Getting Increasingly Vocal," so speak up if you want to keep the momentum rolling towards a more bikeable future city! We suggest sending your responses to "Atlanta is not a Bikeable City" to [email protected].