@ecoconsciousco1 tweeted link to Volunteer. 2019-10-02 12:18:28 -0400I'm making Atlanta better by bike. Join me by signing up as an @AtlantaBike volunteer! https://www.atlantabike.org/volunteer?recruiter_id=55905
Volunteers make our wheels turn! We'd love to have your help with our work.
Opportunities are ongoing and provide an insider experience of how the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition works to create a city where everyone can move safely, easily, and sustainably throughout the city. As a volunteer, you could support a specific project, join a committee, or help with tasks like data entry and database management.
To share your area of expertise or learn more, contact volunteer@AtlantaBike.org.
@ecoconsciousco1 tweeted link to DeKalb Avenue. 2019-10-02 12:02:15 -0400I support the DeKalb Avenue Complete Street project. Join me in telling the City of Atlanta to prioritize this urgent mobility and safety project! https://www.atlantabike.org/dekalb_ave?recruiter_id=55905
DeKalb Avenue is fast, dangerous, and out of control. In 2015, Atlanta voters overwhelming approved the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond to update and improve our streets, including a Complete Street for DeKalb Avenue.
Yet in 2019, after three years of public meetings, funding for the Complete Street on DeKalb Avenue was cut, leaving only resurfacing and replacing the reversible lane with a center turn lane and design for a future Complete Street in the budget. It's not clear where funding would come from to actually build it.
The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, along with community members and neighborhoods along DeKalb, is continuing the fight for a DeKalb that serves more than high-speed traffic speeding through our communities. DeKalb Ave connects 11 neighborhoods -- all but 1 wrote letters of support for a Complete Street.
We are calling for any project, including repaving, that affects this key, flat corridor to make the road safer -- for everyone. The resurfacing project should include a buffer between people walking on the sidewalk and cars, and a place for people to bike.
The City of Atlanta retained Arcadis as the design firm for the striping design for the first phase of resurfacing on this project. They are pursuing short-term safety improvements that can be accomplished within the resurfacing project, with an eye toward long-term improvements that can be built in a future second phase.
The design team intends to begin meeting again with various local stakeholders in January and February 2020 to be followed by a public meeting. It's not yet clear when the design will be finalized and when the resurfacing project will go to construction.
Atlanta Bicycle Coalition remains an advocate for both long and short term solution to the dangerous conditions on DeKalb Avenue. The improvements should address the glaring gap in bike facilities stretching from the Stone Mountain PATH trail to the Inman Park-Reynoldstown MARTA station.177 signatures
Click here for more background on our campaign for a safe and complete DeKalb Ave.