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  • rsvped for RSVP: 2020 Blinkie Awards & Member Party 2020-01-15 13:55:10 -0500

    2020 Blinkie Awards & Member Party

    Since 2008, we've gathered each year to celebrate the people, projects, and policies making Atlanta better by bike. In 2020, as we expand our work to include other forms of transportation that are good for the city, please join us for this community shindig at the Trolley Barn - how appropriate! 

    This party is FREE for current members! To become a member, join via https://www.atlantabike.org/join.

    Get ready to get down with us for a night of food, drinks, music, awards, and fun! To nominate someone for a Blinkie Award, click here. You'll meet other Atlanta Bicycle Coalition members -- new and long-standing, celebrate our success and growth during 2019. 

    GETTING THERE #OptOutofTraffic The Trolley Barn is located in Inman Park, off Edgewood Avenue.

    • Bike parking: Complimentary ABC Bike Valet available near the entrance of The Trolley Barn. Use the bike lane and remember to stop! 
    • MARTA: Take MARTA to the Inman Park station. Keep in mind the Reynoldstown side of this station is closed, but happily this year the Inman Park side is open! 
    • Car parking: A few on-street parking spaces are available. But we encourage you to bike, walk, scoot, or ride MARTA if possible!

    Still on the fence? Check out these photos from last year's event.

    Thank you to our lead sponsor, Bike Law Georgia,

    returning for the third time in three years! 

    Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Rebecca for information.

    See you there! 

    WHEN
    February 13, 2020 at 6pm
    WHERE
    The Trolley Barn
    963 Edgewood Ave NE
    Atlanta, GA 30307
    United States
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  • @cqholt tweeted link to Pledge for Safe Streets. 2019-04-25 13:43:09 -0400
    8% of Atlanta's streets are responsible for 88% of traffic fatalities and more than half of serious injuries. It doesn't have to be this way. Take pledge for Safe Streets. https://www.atlantabike.org/safestreetspledge?recruiter_id=16365

    Take the Safe Streets Pledge

    As more Atlantans look for ways to opt-out of traffic, get active, and strengthen community connections, the lack of safe streets for people walking, biking, using wheelchairs, scooting, or waiting for the bus is unavoidable -- and unacceptable.

    From 2014 to 2016, 75 people died, and 872 were severely injured in car collisions on Atlanta’s streets. These were crashes involving people driving, biking, and walking.

    Most of the severe injuries and fatal crashes occurred on just a handful of city streets -- what's known as the “High-­Injury Network.” Less than 8% of streets in the City of Atlanta account for 88% of traffic fatalities. Read more on why we can't ignore Atlanta's High Injury Network.

    We believe no one should die during their commute or using the Atlanta roads. 

    We can do something about traffic deaths. Cities across the world have adopted Vision Zero policies aimed at eliminating all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. Cities are also investing in transportation systems and infrastructure that provide Safe Streets for All, by reducing motor vehicle speeds to safe levels and providing safe spaces for all different ways of getting around. 

    1,384 pledges

    Join us as we call on the City of Atlanta to:

    1. Officially adopt a Vision Zero program that puts safety and equity first 
    2. Fund and build safe streets for all through approved plans including Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms' Action Plan for Safer Streets
    3. Prioritize the High-Injury Network streets for safety interventions

    Sign the pledge to say YES to funding, building, and creating safe streets for all.

    Goal: 1,000+ signatures

    Update: We've delivered over 1,000 signatures to Mayor Bottoms! Yours will help us demonstrate the growing demand for Safe Streets.

    (Note that we request your address because we need to show that there is broad, citywide support for safe and Complete Streets. We do not share your information with anyone.)

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  • signed Moreland Ave via 2017-06-02 15:34:58 -0400

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    The goal of this state road project is to make Moreland Avenue safer for people on foot and on bike, between Mansfield and Austin Aves. (Several years ago, a person riding a bike was killed in this section as they pulled out onto Moreland.)

    The state DOT's concept report states "studies show that an increase in pedestrian, cycling and vehicular volumes has taken place along the corridor. Crash data from 2008-2013 indicates that approximately 252 crashes occurred along SR 42/Moreland Ave from Dekalb Ave to McClendon Ave. Of these crashes, six were pedestrian injuries and one was a bike fatality." 

    Neighborhood bike advocates and the City of Atlanta Planning Office have been involved in the design, and did not settle for painted bike lanes. Instead, the current design includes a raised bike lane, as well as wider sidewalks and safe crossings. While barrier-separated, protected bike lanes on busy roads are always the safest option, they may not be possible on Moreland because NACTO guidelines recommend a minimum of 3' to add a raised barrier.

    Here’s what was presented at the public meeting June 7, 2017:

    • Bike lanes raised 3” above the street level and 3” below the sidewalk level.

    • Bike lanes would be 7’ wide - including a 2’ painted buffer.

    • Timeline - During Summer 2017, they will stripe standard bike lanes for a quick safety improvement and reduce lane widths on general lanes to reduce speeds. In 2019, bicycle lanes upgraded to raised.

    Here's what we told GDOT - feel free to include this in your comment supporting the project:

    1. We support high quality, raised bike lanes and pedestrian crossings for SR 42/Moreland Avenue from Dekalb Avenue to Mansfield Avenue. 
    2. To make the project even better, find a way to add a barrier between the raised bike lane and the general travel lane, so that people on bikes are separated from all those trucks. While the idea of separating people on foot from those on bikes is a good one, it's all relative. Trucks have the potential to do more damage to a person biking in a crash, so we think it's more important to separate those two modes from each other.

    3. Add a crossing near the DeKalb Avenue interchange, and make the exit ramp from DeKalb form a "T" intersection, to encourage drivers entering Moreland to make a full stop first.

    4. We like the diagonal crossing at Euclid as a way to make that crossing safer and easier for people on bikes, and it helps make up for the lack of bike lanes north of Euclid. 

    Read GDOT's Response to Public Comment Here: GDOT's Response to 6/7/17 Open House Comments

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  • signed Policy Platform via 2017-02-17 12:13:40 -0500

    Atlanta is poised to take the next big leap forward. But it needs elected officials with the vision and commitment to deliver high-quality projects that encourage mobility and discourage snarling gridlock. It needs leaders with the courage to put the safety of people before high-speed traffic that places our families and vulnerable road users at risk on a daily basis.

    We are committed to giving you all the information you need to make the best decision this election cycle. We may not be able to endorse candidates, but we can show you where they stand on issues important you.

     Check out our election resources below and BIKE THE VOTE!

    17 bike and votes

    These are the core policies and goals we believe the next Mayor and City Council must adopt if Atlanta wants to continue to compete for the best talent in the world while improving the quality of life for Atlantans who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized by a lack of transportation options. 

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    Questions about our platform or our engagement events? Please contact Bennett Foster at ben@atlantabike.org or call 404-881-1112 x 2.

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  • @cqholt tweeted link to Ralph David Abernathy. 2016-04-29 11:04:08 -0400
    Support connecting, cleaning, and maintaining Ralph David Abernathy and Georgia Avenue! Sign ABC's petition! http://www.atlantabike.org/connect-rda?recruiter_id=10487

    243 supporters

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    Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, affectionately known as RDA, serves as a major corridor for schools, historic neighborhoods, and businesses in Southwest Atlanta. RDA is a large street with fast traffic and a lonely stretch of bike lane between Murphy Ave and I-85. The road, whether by bike or by car, is often perilous due to potholes, debris, and jagged train tracks.

    RDA turns into Georgia Avenue and runs through seven amazing Atlanta neighborhoods: Westview, West End, Adair Park, Pittsburgh, Mechanicsville, Summerhill, and Grant Park.

    The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition connects these neighborhoods at Atlanta Streets Alive. You can help make this a more livable, walkable, and bikeable corridor all year-round by supporting our campaign for bike lanes and regular maintenance on RDA and Georgia Avenue.

    In addition to bike lanes on RDA and Georgia Avenue, we are advocating for:

    • Resurfacing and repairing dangerous potholes on RDA
    • Regularly maintaining this critical corridor by sweeping trash and debris
    • Paving over the hazardous out-of-use train tracks
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