Transportation Improvements (TSPLOST) 2016 project list includes lots of good things for bikes

The Atlanta City Council approved the TSPLOST (transportation sales tax) project list Monday, July 18 with significant funding for bike projects, complete streets, and multi-use trails...not to mention $3 Million for phase 2 of Atlanta's bike share! Next the list goes to the Fulton County Commission for approval before voters weigh on the referendum on the 0.4% sales tax increase this fall. Voters will also see a 0.5% sales tax increase to fund MARTA expansion. More details below. Read more

ABC co-founder Dennis Hoffarth passes

Dennis Hoffarth, a co-founder, President, and Executive Director of the then-Atlanta Bicycle Campaign, passed last Friday from complications from a brain tumor. He was instrumental to a number of environmental groups, including Southface Energy Institute. Read more for a few of his many contributions to the cause of better biking in Atlanta. Read more

Teen Bikes To School For Entire Year

We're so impressed! Tait Rosbottom, a 15 year old, rising sophomore at Maynard Jackson High School has biked to school EVER SINGLE DAY this year! Rain or shine, everyday. Not only is he an inspiration to bike commuters, especially those who have other transportation options (aka temptations) on rainy days, Tait is an inspiration to those desiring to live healthy, sustainable lives.  Read more

Why I support the city's re-org of Planning & Community Development

Image from Planning Atlanta - A New City in the Making 1930s - 1990s - City Planning Maps from GSU Digital Collections Office of Neighborhoods? Transportation planning with a focus on transit? A Main Street program for the city of Atlanta? Design studios that go to where the people are? This is no planning utopia, but elements of a bold plan introduced by Commissioner Tim Keane to reorganize The City of Atlanta Department of Planning and Community Development.  I'm a big fan of this plan because I believe it will expand the city's capacity to take a bigger leadership role in designing the city for all. Specific to biking, neighborhood level planning, transit, and main streets that recognize the increasing role of high quality bike lanes that support local businesses all have great potential. Read more after the jump, and find out how you can support this progressive move.  Read more

Insider Tips for Sunday's Atlanta Streets Alive

Want the inside scoop on Atlanta Streets Alive? With so many things to see and do, our staff wanted to give you some insider tips. Read more

Bike to Work the Easy Way

Think Bike to Work Day (which is May 20 this year) is just for hardcore cyclists logging 20 miles each way to corporate offices? Think again. One look around and you’ll see that’s just a small number of the folks (including maybe even you, without realizing it) who are already biking to work each and every day. Read more

Bike Month Happenings

May is National Bike Month and lots of events are happening! Check out some of the local events below!   Read more

Atlanta Streets Alive Goes Crosstown

*A experiential testimony from Melinda, the blogger who writes Life on Wessyngton Road. Last Sunday [April 17] was the first Atlanta Streets Alive event of 2016. Atlanta Streets Alive is an open streets event sponsored by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. If you've never been to an open streets event, you've missed out on a potentially transformative experience. Read more

Ride Your Bike in the Street for Once (or Rather, 4 Times!) at Atlanta Streets Alive This Year

Have you gotten wind of the four dates for Atlanta Streets Alive this year, the first of which is this upcoming Sunday? Have you perhaps even put the dates on your calendar and thought about finally, finally, getting the wind in your hair out there smack in the middle of the street? But now that the date is almost here, maybe you have a few questions about what to expect, how to get there (especially if it’s in a part of town you don’t know that well), and if it’s good for those of us who consider ourselves bike riders rather than cyclists.  Read more

Engaging Communities Through Placemaking at Atlanta Streets Alive

"Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody." – Jane Jacobs    Read more

3 Ways to Go Green on St. Patty’s Day (and Every Day) in Atlanta

If you’re an everyday errand-running bike rider like me, you don’t want to rely on the Luck of the Irish (on St. Patty’s Day or any day) to feel safe out there on the streets. In fact, concern about safety may be keeping you from riding your bike as often as you would like or going where you want to go on it. Read more

2016 National Bike Summit Takeaways

The National Bike Summit & Womens Forum, the biggest national bike conference, brought together hundreds of bicycle advocates in DC to share best practices, policy ventures, and encouragement of local and federal initiatives. ABC sent four staff (Rebecca, Haydée, Heather, and Jordyne) who attended a total of 23 sessions, and visited the offices of two Senators and five Representatives on Capitol Hill. While we absorbed too much knowledge to share it all here, these are our biggest takeaways... Read more

Benchmark Report Shows Increase In Biking

New National Report Ranks Atlanta on Biking and Walking Read more

The 2016 Blinkie Awards Highlight Shining Stars

The 2016 Blinkies were a success! Check out our winners... Read more

Monroe & 10th Updates

Last week was a sad one. Following a tragic crash on Monroe Drive, we called for safety improvements at the intersection of Monroe & 10th. Many of you took part, and we appreciate your involvement. This is just the beginning of a push for safer speeds, crossings, and people-oriented streets. Last week Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta City Council members pledged to accelerate the Monroe Drive safety overhaul and complete street project. Read more for details. Read more