Build the best, prepare for the worst

In the wake of the the horrible terrorist attack that claimed the lives of eight bicyclists riding on the Hudson River Greenway, the busiest bicycle path in the country, we urge our elected officials and city leaders to renew their focus on protecting our most vulnerable road users from senseless crashes that could be prevented while, at the same time, building infrastructure to combat our worst-case scenarios. Read more

What I'm voting for on November 7th

Our desire for healthy, sustainable, and equitable transportation options in the city of Atlanta has never been greater. But we know that good planning is sometimes sacrificed in the name of political expediency. Between the voter-approved Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond, TSPLOST, and the MARTA sales tax, the city has $3 billion to invest in new transportation facilities. Proposed projects include 90 miles of bike lanes, Complete Streets, neighborhood greenways, streetscapes, new buses and infill rail stations, and other projects. Your vote for Atlanta's next mayor will determine whether projects that would make Atlanta's streets safer for people walking and biking actually get built. Read more

How Two Wheels Changed My Life

It was the fall of 2016. A friend of mine texted me about a paid part-time program called Westside Bike Share Champions and recommended that I apply. Months earlier, I had been laid off from my 9-to-5 job and taken the leap towards working in my graphic design and visual art business full-time. Adding insult to injury, my car went to automobile heaven. I took my friend’s advice and applied to the program. I was excited about the opportunity to use my creativity and passions for marketing and community service to do outreach in the community about Atlanta’s new Relay Bike Share program. However, there was one big problem in my head - I didn’t own a bike. Read more

Mayoral candidates gather for a lively discussion on biking, walking, and transit

  Thank you to the partners, attendees, and Mayoral candidates who participated in the Atlanta on the Move Mayoral Forum. More than 300 people attended the event and 2.2 thousand people have viewed the Facebook Live feed. While there was unanimous support among the candidates for 100 new miles of bike lanes by the end of their mayoral term and the creation of an Atlanta Department of Transportation, candidates took different approaches to questions about MARTA expansion, affordable housing and building community support for bike lanes. Many attendees said that they now have a better understanding of where these candidates stand on issues they care about. But our work isn't finished! Read more

Pro Tips for Atlanta Streets Alive

Want to rock Streets Alive like a boss? Here are some pro tips from your friends at the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition!    Read more

Downtown Atlanta's Good, Not So Good, and Potentially Great Changes

The Downtown Atlanta Master Plan is hosting their final public meeting today and you'll want to see what they have in store for Downtown's Bicycle Network. First the not-so-good. They are proposing removing the Peachtree Center Avenue protected two-way bike lane. They want to replace it with dedicated lanes for buses! Our jaws dropped when we saw this slide.  Here's what could make the project list potentially great: it opens the door for high-quality bike facilities on Peachtree Street, the (bicycle) heart and hub of Atlanta. But we can't consider removing protected bike lanes on Peachtree Center Avenue without replacing them with a bikeway on Peachtree Street.  Now the good news - north-south protected bike lanes are proposed for both Piedmont and Courtland (one way on each street). These protected bike lanes will connect with Midtown's protected bike lanes on Piedmont and Juniper/Courtland. But we need you to attend the Downtown Atlanta Master Plan public meeting (also on Facebook here) and show your support for safe space for biking on Peachtree Street.  Read more

Could Marietta Street become a key bike connection?

Marietta Street is a key crosstown corridor that connects West Midtown and surrounding neighborhoods, as well as Georgia Tech, to Downtown Atlanta. The city plans to resurface the street through the Renew Atlanta bond. The question is whether the new pavement will include the bike lanes recommended in the Cycle Atlanta Plan Phase 1.0. Today, Marietta Street is flat and connective, but high speeds and lack of dedicated space for people on bikes plus subpar sidewalks make it an unsafe corridor for people who bike and walk. Without the proposed changes, this corridor will continue to attract dangerous high-speed traffic, severing neighborhoods from destinations, and stifling business. Read more

Bike Valet At All Mercedes-Benz Stadium Games!

We're proud to announce that we'll be providing bike valet service at NFL’s Atlanta Falcons games and MLS’s Atlanta United matches in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Two Wheel Valet, LLC will operate ABC’s bike valet service starting two hours prior to kick-off and ending one hour after the game.  Read more

Expanding Atlanta Streets Alive!

We’re pleased to announce that the route for Atlanta Streets Alive on September 24 is being extended south of Five Points onto Broad Street in South Downtown! Read more

Guess Who's Pedaling Away On A New Edison E-Bike?!

Congratulations Brandon! Brandon dropped by EDISON Electric Bike Co's new Kirkwood shop to get fitted and familiar with his fresh pair of electric-assisted wheels. He's ready to pedal with ease through the streets of Atlanta without breaking a sweat—and just in time for the peak of summer. All because he made a donation! Read more

Westview Bike Lane Removed?!

On Wednesday, July 12, we received a puzzling email from a member - “are the bike lanes being removed from Westview Drive???” Read more

It's Not Just A Bike Lane: Fear of Gentrification

Bike lanes are controversial. They often bring up things beyond the immediate transportation project, and lead to a conversation that’s much bigger - gentrification. And yet still,  to talk gentrification, we need to talk racism, classism, and multi-generational poverty. Read more

Edgewood and Auburn are being repaved - the wait is over!

Both Auburn and Edgewood Avenue were long overdue for repaving. Dips, gaps, and bumps marred the street surface, making it difficult and, in places, downright dangerous, for people on bikes or in wheelchairs to travel safely. All that is changing! Funded by the Renew Atlanta bond approved by voters in 2015, Edgewood and Auburn are being resurfaced and the bike lanes refreshed.  Read more

Are People Of Color Harassed By Law Enforcement?

A recent NPR story titled, “Biking while Black means you’ll probably get stopped more often,” highlighted a recent Minneapolis study showing that Black bicyclists are stopped more often for minor violations than white bicyclists, and escalation resulted in a disproportionate number of citations and even arrests of Blacks on bikes.   Read more

Moreland Ave / Little Five Points bike lane update

Last week the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) held an open house about a project that would add raised bike lanes and safer crossing to a key segment of Moreland Ave in Little Five Points! In case you missed it, you can still weigh by email - send a public comment by Wednesday, June 19th. Here's more info about the project, how to share your comments with GDOT, and some suggestions on what to say.  Read more

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