On March 17, 2015, Atlantans will head to the polls to vote on a quarter-billion dollar infrastructure bond. The project list for the bond hasn't been finalized because there are hundreds of streets projects competing for the same pot of money. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition wants 15% of the bond to build bikeways and Complete Streets. We've already made some big strides on the the preliminary project list, but we need to fill in some gaps on the list if the bond's going to be great for you, for bikes, and for Atlanta. Read more
If the public comments from the city of Atlanta’s proposed infrastructure bond were a twitter feed, “bike projects” would be trending. Even we were surprised to see the word "bike" show up 376 times and "complete streets" 126 times in the public comments! An astounding one-third of all comments were requests for bike projects and Complete Streets. And a whopping 79 comments out of 767 total asked for DeKalb Avenue to be remade as a Complete Street! That's a lot of support for the $23.4 million worth of projects that would include bikeways when resurfacing streets, which comes out to 9% of the $250 million worth of transportation proposals in the total proposed package. Here’s a small sample of the many wonderful comments: Read more
A new bike lane on Park Place along the Atlanta Streetcar route got some protection recently. The City of Atlanta installed, at our request, vertical posts to prevent people from parking illegally in the bike lane. If you appreciate this as much as we do, email Public Works and Mayor Reed with a note of thanks. Read more
Let's start the new year right, with a ribbon cutting celebrating a new bike project - the PATH400! Dress warmly and bring your bike to celebrate the opening of the first phase of PATH400 - Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 11 am. This is a good opportunity for bike advocacy of the most enjoyable kind. Read more
Atlanta's new streetcar starts service Tuesday, Dec 30 and people on bikes should use extra caution to stay safe. Share your ideas on how to raise awareness of bike safety and the streetcar, share your story if you've crashed on the tracks, or get involved by signing up here to volunteer. Read more
This Thanksgiving, we're grateful for amazing volunteers like these three. Thank you David, Robin, and Jordan for cleaning up the Glenwood Ave bike lane for everyone to use! Help encourage Public Works to sweep the bike lanes on a regular basis by calling 404.330.6333, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or trying out the city's new 311 system.
We took City of Atlanta Public Works engineers on a bike tour, to give staff responsible for designing and installing new bikeways the experience of using them. It was a big success! Now they want to make this a monthly event and extend the opportunity to others at the city. Read more for quotes from the ride. Read more
ABC & MARTA are teaming up to install Dero #Fixit stands with bike tools and pumps at train stations. Help us pick which stations should get the bike repair stands. Check out the maps below, then share your list of top six stations in the comments. Read more