Jeff Delp rsvped for RSVP: 2020 Blinkie Awards & Member Party via Douglas Nagy 2020-01-17 12:05:18 -0500
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!WHENFebruary 13, 2020 at 6pmWHEREThe Trolley Barn
963 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Google map and directions
This campaign is celebrating some success with the announcement of the Mayor's Action Plan for Safer Streets Across Atlanta in September 2019.
The city of Atlanta has approved permits for 12,000 scooters, and thousands of people ride scooters each day. This highly visible and growing demand for transportation options beyond cars requires changes to the street to create safe spaces for scooters. Fortunately, bikes and scooters have a great deal in common, including benefiting from the same kinds of infrastructure - lanes separated from motor vehicles.
To provide safe travel for people on bikes and scooters, we need to connect and protect a network of "LIT" lanes. We use LIT to stand for Light Individual Transportation, what some people call scooters and bikes, or micromobility.
Park Place protected lane 2015 (R. Serna) & 2019 (D. Givens)
The city of Atlanta has some 118 miles of bike lanes today but is missing a core network in the busiest parts of town.
What's more, many of our lanes fail to protect riders. Lanes are littered with debris and trash, faded to the point of disappearing or are blocked by delivery trucks. We all recognize that a stripe of paint that often ends suddenly, right where you need it the most, is not enough.
That’s why we applaud the City of Atlanta’s commitment to connecting and protecting lanes for people on bikes and scooters announced by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Friday, August 16.
"In the next 30 days, we plan to implement changes to our streets to better protect everyone. We will use temporary barriers, painted demarcations and any tool we can find to complement our growing network of 118 miles of dedicated space for bikes and scooters."
That's exactly the kind of rapid response we called for following the death of the fourth person riding a scooter in the Atlanta area this year.
Cascade Avenue 2019
Yet we can’t fail to notice that while people riding scooters are attracting a great deal of attention right now, people walking, biking, and waiting for the bus have been overexposed to unsafe streets for decades.
Building safer streets should start with the communities facing the greatest exposure to harm today. In a city like Atlanta, where economic inequity is among the highest in the country, the City’s ONE Atlanta vision of an affordable, resilient, and equitable Atlanta must be reflected in the allocation of space on city streets.
Women and people of color are riding scooters in high numbers, according to one scooter company. People earning $25,000 to $50,000 a year are most enthusiastic about scooters and other LIT devices, while those making more than $200,000 are the least, according to transportation researchers. And women are more likely to support micromobility than men.
The City of Atlanta is among a growing number of cities who have adopted transportation plans emphasizing safety, equity, and mobility.
Taking fast measures to change how space on city streets is allocated is essential to our growth and maturation as a city.
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