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  • signed Pledge for Safe Streets 2019-06-08 07:51:01 -0400

    Take the Safe Streets Pledge

    As more Atlantans looks 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”. In fact, 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. 

    1,383 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 DeKalb Avenue 2018-12-20 21:08:06 -0500

    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. 

    165 signatures

    Click here for more background on our campaign for a safe and complete DeKalb Ave. 

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  • donated 2016-10-10 16:59:48 -0400

  • donated 2015-01-04 10:39:57 -0500

    Your membership makes it possible for us to advocate for safer streets, policies, and infrastructure at City Hall like the new City of Atlanta Department of Transportation, lead community-building events like Atlanta Streets Alive, our award-winning open streets initiative, and provide free bike education and safety classes!

    Benefits of being a member

    • $50+ Donors receive a 2nd membership card for a family member
    • $125+ provides helmets for kids at one Shifting Gears school. Donors receive an Expect Bikes t-shirt
    • $250+ pays for one free bike education class. Donors receive an Expect Bikes hoodie
    • $1,000 and above - donations at these levels make our advocacy work for safe streets possible! Donors at this level will be invited to join our new Momentum Makers giving circle. Momentum Makers are the first to hear breaking news, with communications from our Executive Director. Momentum Makers are also invited to an annual celebration connecting them with decision-makers and other Momentum Makers, 2 complimentary tickets to our annual Fall Fundraiser, and an Expect Bikes hoodie.

    All members receive

    • Ticket to our Annual Blinkie Awards
    • Discounts at local bike shops and other businesses

    You can also make your membership donation by check!  Make checks payable to Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and mail them to 

    889 Wylie Street SE
    Atlanta, GA 30316
    When you donate via our website, your sensitive information is protected by SSL encryption per our hosting arrangement with NationBuilder.com
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  • donated 2014-12-18 14:31:01 -0500

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    Here are just a few of the initiatives you make possible when you make a gift to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition:

    • $25 equips eight bicyclists with blinkie lights
    • $60 protects an intersection for 2 hours during Atlanta Streets Alive 
    • *$125 funds a week of community outreach to build our coalition of partners, plus you receive a t-shirt!
    • *$250 funds one bike class, plus you receive an ABC hoodie!
    • $1,000 fuels critical advocacy hours, including a full-time bike advocate working for you!

    Your contribution in any amount will be put to good use. Thank you for your support!

    (You will have an option to apply your donation to an ABC membership if you're not already a member.) 

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