Propel ATL is pleased to announce it has received a $70,947.84 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) with federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).The grant, which will continue through September 2023, will support efforts to reduce bicycle crashes and injuries.
The grant supports bike safety classes across Atlanta. Propel ATL provides classes to suit a variety of needs and users, from adults who are just learning to ride a bike to people who wish to begin biking for transportation, with the goal of providing hundreds of Atlantans with safety training. Class types include City Cycling, Hack Your Essential Trip, and True Beginners.
“The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is working with all of our highway safety partners to reverse the increase in traffic deaths we have seen in the United States in the last two years and the goal of this project is to prevent crashes and save lives on our roads, “ Allen Poole, Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety said. “We ask everyone to join the mission of saving lives on our roads by driving the speed limit, wearing your seatbelt, staying off the phone when driving, and never driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.”
“Thanks to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, we are able to provide quality bike safety and skills training to hundreds of Atlantans. Our goal is to support more people biking while reducing bike crashes to zero in Fulton and DeKalb counties,” said Propel ATL Executive Director Rebecca Serna.
The grant year for this award is October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023.
Founded over 30 years ago, Propel ATL is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reclaiming Atlanta’s streets as safe, inclusive, and thriving spaces for people to ride, walk, and roll. The organization works toward an Atlanta where everyone moves safely, easily, and sustainably throughout the city.
For more information on this grant program, contact GOHS at 404-656-6996, and for more information on GOHS and its other highway safety programs, visit www.gahighwaysafety.org.