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

Candidates Roll with ABC Members

The Rolling Town Hall attracted members and supporters from across the city. We were joined by more than 30 candidates and 150 ABC members, and the event was covered by FOX 5 Atlanta and CBS 46 News. It's not every day that you get to roll with candidates running for office, so we want to acknowledge all of the candidates who attended this event! Read more

On transportation (un)conferences and transportation un-gineers

If you love transportation, chances are you’ve heard of TransportationCamp. Sessions of TransportationCamp have been held in New York, D.C., and Vancouver to name a few. This year, TransportationCamp South touched down in Atlanta F.K.A. Terminus, Saturday, March 25 at Georgia Tech. So what is TransportationCamp exactly? Is it when outdoorsy urbanists sleep on buses and roast marshmallows over the engine? Not exactly, though a mobile sleepover doesn’t sound like a bad idea. Read more

5 Safety Tips

*A guest post by Bruce Hagen with Bike Law Georgia.  Bike Law Georgia is a long time supporter of Atlanta Streets Alive, and actively works every day to protect cyclist’s rights in and around Atlanta. During Atlanta Streets Alive, we enjoy the luxury of riding our bikes on streets that are free from the hazards presented by cars and trucks. It’s a wonderful feeling! Read more

No More Memorials on Memorial Drive

Barbara Crawford was killed while trying to walk across Memorial Drive from Campbell Street, on her way to the store. The setting sun was bright, casted a warm glow.  Residents of Memorial Drive neighborhoods stood in a circle in the parking lot of Peter’s Food Shop, next to a lawn-mower repair shop. Read more

Staff Find Meaning & Excitement

We spend a great deal of our time, energy, passion, and tears on Atlanta Streets Alive. It embodies so much of what we believe in. And, the good news is that we think it's a blast! With that, we figured it was time to shed light on some of the personal things that make it so special for us.  Read more

From the Ashes: Transportation Options to Withstand Any Collapse

(Photo Credit: Perimeter Connects) We first learned of the I-85 Collapse during Renew Atlanta’s second public meeting for the DeKalb Avenue Complete Street project. Thankfully, no one was injured. We would like to recognize and thank the first responders who steered rush hour commuters away from danger. The I-85 Collapse deals a blow to regional commerce that flows through our city and it throws a wrench into commutes and trips across the region -- approximately 220,000 vehicles per day. But it’s not the end of the world. It’s a wake-up call. Read more

Q&A: Staff In DC

I was recently asked, "What do you appreciate about working at the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition?" With two seconds of thought and a million possible responses, my immediate response was, "I love how we are continually offered opportunities to learn and grow. I love that our leadership invests in our development."  That couldn't be any more true than recently. Believing in our need to continually grow and keep abreast of best practices and evolving trends, our Director sent me to the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC. As a membership based organization, it's important that our supporters know what they're supporting, where we are, and why we continue to send staff to conferences, symposiums, and perhaps most fun-- Capitol Hill.  So with that, here's a little Q&A snapshot of our most recent continuing education adventures. Read more

Monroe Drive Road Diet Needs Your Support

A Morningside resident and mother of four whose children attend Morningside Elementary School has launched a Change.org petition to support the Monroe Road Diet.  "Right now, cars routinely approach 50mph along that stretch, weaving dangerously, and there is no buffer at all between those cars and the sidewalk in many places. Or, conversely, they are piled up behind left-turning cars, causing blockages and/or accidents," the petition states. Read more

City hosts second bicycle safety and design training

More than half a billion dollars in transportation projects funded through the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond, TSPLOST, and Capital Improvement Program are either in progress or coming to a street near you. Read more

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