Ride Your Bike in the Street for Once (or Rather, 4 Times!) at Atlanta Streets Alive This Year

Have you gotten wind of the four dates for Atlanta Streets Alive this year, the first of which is this upcoming Sunday? Have you perhaps even put the dates on your calendar and thought about finally, finally, getting the wind in your hair out there smack in the middle of the street? But now that the date is almost here, maybe you have a few questions about what to expect, how to get there (especially if it’s in a part of town you don’t know that well), and if it’s good for those of us who consider ourselves bike riders rather than cyclists.  Read more

Engaging Communities Through Placemaking at Atlanta Streets Alive

"Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody." – Jane Jacobs    Read more

3 Ways to Go Green on St. Patty’s Day (and Every Day) in Atlanta

If you’re an everyday errand-running bike rider like me, you don’t want to rely on the Luck of the Irish (on St. Patty’s Day or any day) to feel safe out there on the streets. In fact, concern about safety may be keeping you from riding your bike as often as you would like or going where you want to go on it. Read more

2016 National Bike Summit Takeaways

The National Bike Summit & Womens Forum, the biggest national bike conference, brought together hundreds of bicycle advocates in DC to share best practices, policy ventures, and encouragement of local and federal initiatives. ABC sent four staff (Rebecca, Haydée, Heather, and Jordyne) who attended a total of 23 sessions, and visited the offices of two Senators and five Representatives on Capitol Hill. While we absorbed too much knowledge to share it all here, these are our biggest takeaways... Read more

Benchmark Report Shows Increase In Biking

New National Report Ranks Atlanta on Biking and Walking Read more

The 2016 Blinkie Awards Highlight Shining Stars

The 2016 Blinkies were a success! Check out our winners... Read more

Monroe & 10th Updates

Last week was a sad one. Following a tragic crash on Monroe Drive, we called for safety improvements at the intersection of Monroe & 10th. Many of you took part, and we appreciate your involvement. This is just the beginning of a push for safer speeds, crossings, and people-oriented streets. Last week Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta City Council members pledged to accelerate the Monroe Drive safety overhaul and complete street project. Read more for details. Read more

And the Blinkie Award for Bike-Friendly Neighborhood goes to...

And our Blinkie Award for Bike-Friendly Neighborhood goes to... Read more

And the Blinkie Award for Local Bike Shop goes to...

And the Blinkie Award for Local Bike Shop goes to... Read more

And the Blinkie Award for Local Bike Initiative goes to...

And the Blinkie Award for Local Bike Initiative goes to... Read more

And the Blinkie Award for Bike-Friendly Business goes to...

And the Blinkie Award for Bike-Friendly Business goes to... Read more

Teamwork, collaboration, and partnerships are a big part of how we operate at ABC. Our small staff makes our efforts go further by working with volunteers, community members, and other organizations. That's part of why we're so excited to announce our two latest hires - Communications & Outreach Manager Jordyne Krumroy and Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator Haydée Santana! Both women bring a passion for outreach and engagement to ABC, along with great experience and connections. What's more, they've both volunteered and worked with us in other roles in the past - Haydée with bike valet and volunteers, Jordyne with bike tours and classes, and so they already know us and are familiar with the Atlanta bicycle advocacy scene. Please help us welcome them to our full-time staff!  Read more

The Blinkies are back!

Happy birthday to better biking! 2016 is the 25th anniversary of your Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. We'll be celebrating this milestone all year, starting with our annual Blinkie Awards & Member Party. Read more

Interview with Dantes Rameau of the Atlanta Music Project

Dantes Rameau lives in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of SW Atlanta and runs the Atlanta Music Project, a nonprofit that provides intensive, tuition-free music education for underserved youth in Atlanta. Read on for our interview with Dantes, and his take on "human scaled transportation." Read more

Peachtree Road Response

This afternoon, the Georgia Department of Transportation called to let us know about the decision not to include bike lanes when they restripe a 1.4-mile stretch of Peachtree Road. We were disappointed, of course, but we are heartened that these GDOT traffic engineers proposed the bike lanes to begin with. In cities across the country, bike lanes are becoming standard in new roadway designs; traffic engineers understand the importance of making streets safer for all users. Given the well-documented traffic nightmares on Peachtree Road, change was certainly needed, and we’re happy that the new plans will include a center turn lane, which will improve traffic flow and make the road easier to navigate in any vehicle. However, it’s a shame that the safest street design--one that would have included bike lanes--is not the one that will move forward. Read more