2nd annual Transportation Roundtable highlights need for realistic funding

“Put your money where your priorities are.” Those words, from Atlanta City Councilmember Byron Amos summed up a major theme that emerged at Propel ATL’s second annual Transportation Roundtable on Tuesday, February 20.  Read more

Brittany Glover Drive

Brittany Glover graduated from flight attendant school in August 2022. Three weeks later, she was crossing Hollowell Parkway near Finley Street when a motorist struck and killed her before speeding away. Yesterday, her mother called on Atlanta City Council to rename Finley Street in honor of her life, cut tragically short.  Read more

Plans for Memorial Drive two-way protected bike lane

Ever since two women were killed on a short section of Memorial Drive several years ago, we’ve set our sights on a safer corridor. Now, plans call for a new two-way protected bike lane connecting Pearl Street in Reynoldstown to Trinity Avenue Downtown! Read more

No Turn on Red: How it makes walking in Atlanta safer

This Wednesday, February 14, the Atlanta City Council will vote on whether to pass legislation to prohibit drivers from turning right on red in three neighborhoods: Downtown, Midtown, and Castleberry Hill.   This legislation, if passed, will save lives. It’s a clear win for making streets safer for people getting around in ways other than cars, and the right response to our city’s unnecessary and growing epidemic of vehicle injuries and fatalities. Here’s why. Read more

Save the date for the 2024 Blinkie Awards May 1!

Mark your calendar for an evening to celebrate the people and organizations working to make Atlanta a safe city to bike, walk, roll, and ride transit.  Propel ATL is thrilled to invite you to our annual Blinkie Awards on Wednesday, May 1 at The Eastern in Reynoldstown. This year's Blinkie Awards will celebrate some of Atlanta's most dedicated sustainable transportation advocates. Read more

Be a Voice for Better National Transit on Transit Equity Day

Transit Equity Day is this Monday, February 5! Established by the Labor Network for Sustainability, this event is celebrated annually on the birthday of Rosa Parks, a key figure in sparking the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955. Parks’ refusal to give up her seat, alongside the collective resistance of many Montgomery residents, led to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring segregated buses unconstitutional. This victory was a crucial step forward for Black and brown communities, who had been fighting, not just for seats on the bus, but for dignity and equality. This year, it’s also an opportunity to raise your voice in support of a bill to strengthen transit around the country. Read more

Transportation Roundtable with Atlanta City Council back for 2024

Save the date and check out the details! After last year’s resounding success, Propel ATL’s Transportation Roundtable returns for a second year on Tuesday, February 20 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Switchyards Downtown Club. Read more

Atlanta approves $1 Million e-bike instant rebate program!

One of our priorities last year was to make e-bikes more affordable so more Atlantans could take advantage of these life-changing vehicles. Today the City of Atlanta approved a $1 Million e-bike instant rebate program.  Read more

Tell us what you want in 2024

Each year we release our annual policy & infrastructure recommendations – what our advocacy efforts will focus on in the year ahead. Details on each item are below. We'd love your feedback! Review each recommendation, then weigh in using the form. You can also sign up to support and get updates at the bottom of the page.

TOM DUNCAN MEMORIAL RIDE DEC 30TH

We were deeply saddened and frustrated to learn of the death of Tom Duncan — hit from behind and killed by a car driver earlier this month.  Please come to the memorial ride for Tom this Saturday, December 30th to show our support for his family and solidarity with the cycling communities of Atlanta.    Read more

Insights from a walk audit in the West End

In our ongoing commitment to improving walkability in Atlanta, we joined the West End Neighborhood Development (WEND) Transportation Committee in November for a neighborhood walk audit. A walk audit is when community members get together to document what makes their streets comfortable for getting around by foot, wheelchair, or bike – and what isn’t working so well. Our focused exploration along Lee Street and around the West End MARTA Station provided a clear picture of the neighborhood's current state of walkability and rideability, and its potential for transformation. Read more

December Streets Alive in photos & video

Oh, the weather outside was – lovely! Mild temperatures set the perfect scene for strolling, rolling, and biking down Peachtree Street during the final Atlanta Streets Alive of 2023, and with about three miles of our city’s signature street open to people, folks danced, face-painted, and connected. Free Bikes 4 Kidz Atlanta helped families and kids find the perfect rides on two wheels – and helmets from Lime, too. And people stopped by Propel ATL’s tent to chalk the street and click QR codes to support the city’s fulfillment of its promise of better, safer street infrastructure through its Moving Atlanta Forward projects.  You also told us how much you love streets that are accessible to everyone! Us, too, guys. Onto the photos and videos.   Read more

Propel ATL appointed to fatal crash review commission

The City of Atlanta has appointed Propel ATL Executive Director Rebecca Serna to a commission to review all fatal vehicle collisions on the city’s surface streets. The City established the Atlanta Fatal Vehicle Collision Review Commission on June 20, 2023 after months of work on the part of Propel ATL advocating for a unit to examine the root causes behind fatal crashes, and with the support of City Councilmember Dustin Hillis. Read more

Governor’s Office of Highway Safety grant

Propel ATL is pleased to announce it has received a $70,947.84 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The grant, which will continue through September 2024, supports community education efforts to improve bicycle safety and reduce crashes and injuries of bikers and other vulnerable road users.  Read more

Get moving on Moving Atlanta Forward

More than a year after the City of Atlanta announced a plan to advance $460 million in transformational infrastructure, including much-needed sidewalks, accessible curb ramps, bike lanes, and more, transportation projects in the “Moving Atlanta Forward” program haven’t moved much at all. That needs to change.  Read more

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