City of Atlanta accepting applications for Chief Bicycle Officer

Chief. Bicycle. Officer. For the last three years, ABC has worked with multiple stakeholders to broker a deal for the creation of a Chief Bicycle Officer for the City of Atlanta. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is happy to announce that the city is officially accepting applications for the position of Chief Bicycle Officer! (Please see the job description here.) Read more

It's Bike Week in Atlanta!

Bike Month is kicking into high gear with a week packed full with great bike events. We just wanted to drop you a note so you don't miss out. Let's celebrate the change we're seeing in our city (hello bike lanes on Peachtree Street), and have fun while pushing for more!  Read more

Atlanta City Council approves Infrastructure Bond list

Atlanta City Council voted unanimously to APPROVE the $250 million Infrastructure Bond project list Monday, May 4, after a lively discussion. Councilmembers previously asked for a breakdown of the project list by council district, an amendment that apparently was met, although we haven't seen the breakdown yet. Read more

Advocacy Update: Infrastructure Bond

In March, Atlanta voters approved a $250 million infrastructure bond that would repair roads, fix bridges, and add bike lanes and complete streets projects throughout Atlanta. Voters approved a draft project list, and Councilmembers will discuss (and potentially vote on) that list today. Read more

Everyday is Bike Day

In many cities across the U.S., May is known for one thing--National Bike Month. In the past, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition has hosted a score of bike month events, from commuter breakfasts to a ride with Mayor Kasim Reed. We love celebrating the simple freedom of a bicycle and connecting with others in bike communities around Atlanta. Read more

Spread the Word: Atlanta is #EverydayBiking

We know everyday biking is on the rise in Atlanta. Many people are hitting the streets of Atlanta on two wheels, commuting, running errands and socializing to prove it. Bike share is just around the bend and new bike lanes are being built.   Read more

Registration is Open for the Tour de BeltLine 2015

The Annual Atlanta BeltLine Bike Tour is back with brand new routes, name, and identity! For seven years, the Annual Atlanta BeltLine Bike Tour has been one of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s favorite events. Read more

Atlanta Streets Alive kicks off in the West End

Sunday morning thunderstorms and a tornado watch couldn't keep thousands of Atlantans from heading to the West End Sunday, April 19th, 2015 to participate in our fourteenth Atlanta Streets Alive (and our second one in the West End.) Each street had something a little different to offer, whether you were on foot, bike, wheelchair, or rollerblades! Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard was bustling with activity, from the Music in the Park performances to kids' games.  Read more

#WeLoveWestEnd

  Photo by Fenglong Photography Atlanta Streets Alive is a very big part of what we do. Read more

Atlanta Streets Alive kicks off 2015 season in the Historic West End April 19th

The streets of Atlanta’s West End will spring to life on Sunday, April 19 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., as a 3.5-mile loop in the Historic West End is opened to people on foot, bike, and other human-powered activities, and closed to motorized traffic. Read more

Atlantans approve the Rebuild Atlanta Infrastructure Bond

The Rebuild Atlanta Infrastructure Bond passes with over 85 percent of ballots cast in the March 17 Special Election.  Read more

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Heads to D.C. for the National Bike Summit

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition staff traveled to Washington D.C. for the Women's Forum and National Bike Summit hosted by the League of American Bicyclists last week. We had the chance to collaborate with bike advocates from across the nation; learn from experts on topics such as equity, retrofitting suburban streets, and women's leadership; and lobby our senators and representatives for important issues, such as Vision Zero. Check out our selection of tweets from attendees of the summit. Search #womenbike and #nbs15 for more tweets about the Women's Forum and the National Bike Summit.   Read more

Bike Sharing Coming to Atlanta in 2015

This week the City of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed announced the launch of Atlanta Bike Share in 2015. Read more

#Bond4Bikes Update: Early Voting and Ride the Gap

Last week was a big week for our #Bond4Bikes campaign, with two big events: the Ride the Gap and the start of early voting for the Infrastructure Bond.     Read more

Lee Street Tweet and Greet

People for a Livable Lee Street in partnership with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and WeCycle Atlanta hosted a "Lee Street Tweet and Greet" this Saturday, February 14th.  Read more

Congrats to this year's Blinkie Award winners

Eight local organizations and individuals were honored for their contributions to bicycling at The Blinkie Awards, our annual members award party, Friday February 13 at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center. Read more

Now Hiring: Events Coordinator

Want to join ABC in making Atlanta better by bike? We are hiring an events coordinator to help bring our events to life.  Read more

People for a Livable Lee Street strive for a bikable/walkable connection

“What makes Lee Street livable as it is today?” Brent Brewer, a resident of the Historic West End, asked this question at last week’s People for a Livable Lee Street Listening Session. Read more

Call to Action: #bond4bikes

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

You spoke up for bikes! One-third of public comments asked for bikeways and complete streets.

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

Protected bike lane along Atlanta Streetcar route on Park Place

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

Celebrate the new year with a ribbon cutting

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

How to cross streetcar tracks

Kenneth Rosskopf of KenBikeLaw.com is known in the cycling community as the guy to call if you crash your bike. Here are his tips, based on extensive experience, for crossing streetcar tracks. Read more

Bike safety and the Atlanta Streetcar

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

Volunteers clean up bike lane on Glenwood Ave

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 publicworks@atlantaga.gov, or trying out the city's new 311 system. 

City of Atlanta engineers and planners tour existing and future bike infrastructure

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 to install bike self-repair stands at train stations. Help us decide where to start!

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