Sagirah Jones

  • rsvped +3 for Virtual City Cycling Course - April 1 2020-03-31 08:29:08 -0400

    Virtual City Cycling Course - April 1

    To participate in the class on April 1st from 5:30-6:10, RSVP below and meet us at Google Hangouts.

    Whether you are riding our city streets out of necessity to get to work, to the pharmacy, to the grocery store, or to an appointment or you are wanting to just get out and move your body, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is here for you.

    In this lesson, you will:

    • know where to get a bike or your bike repaired
    • learn how to do an ABC-Q check to make sure you're bike is ready to go
    • fit your helmet
    • plan a route to a grocery store
    • learn signaling and other timely communication strategies
    • know how to safely take the lane
    • share your strategies for safely getting to, being at, and getting home from a grocery store

    We are committed to your safety as you negotiate the city streets for transportation, for essential services, and for recreation.  We'll remind you of the CDC's Social Distancing and Prevention Guidelines that apply to people on bikes in each of the six lessons.

    All interactive, virtual classes are 'live' on Wednesdays between 5:30 and 6:10. To attend another class is the 6-lesson virtual course, click on the date(s) below.

     

    Date

    Essential Trip

    April 1

    Grocery store

    April 8

    Pharmacy

    April 15

    Workplace

    April 22

    Healthcare provider

    April 29

    Take-out restaurant

    May 6

    Technology supply store

     

    These free classes are provided with the support of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

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    April 01, 2020 at 5:30pm
    18 rsvps rsvp

  • signed Pledge for Safe Streets 2019-04-25 08:40:40 -0400

    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.)

    Add Pledge

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