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. 

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Propel ATL’s bike education program reaches hundreds of Atlantans with a wide range of biking needs and abilities, from “True Beginner” classes for adults and children just learning to ride, to “City Cycling” classes for bike commuters looking to navigate the urban landscape safely, to customized “Get There by Bike” classes for small groups looking to navigate to a particular location.

Last year, 33 people were struck by cars while cycling in Georgia. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia experienced 147 fatal bike crashes between 2013 and 2021. While safer street design plays the largest role in preventing crashes like these, Propel Atlanta’s bicycle safety classes also help people gain the knowledge and skills to reduce bicycle crashes and create safer streets for everyone.

“Thanks to this grant, we are able to provide life-saving bike safety and skills training to hundreds of Atlantans as part of our larger mission to transform our streets into safe, inclusive, and thriving spaces for people to ride, walk, and roll,” said Propel ATL Executive Director Rebecca Serna.

“The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and our partners continue to implement programs designed to save lives and promote safe driving behaviors,” said Allen Poole, Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. “We ask everyone to help our state and nation reach the attainable goal of zero traffic deaths by driving safe speeds, always wearing a seat belt, keeping the focus on the road and not the phone, and never operating a vehicle under the influence of any substance that impairs your ability to drive.”

The grant period for this award is October 1, 2023 to September 30, 2024.



Propel ATL, formerly known as the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety, envisions an Atlanta where everyone can move safely, easily, and sustainably throughout the city. Propel ATL’s mission is to transform Atlanta’s streets into safe, inclusive, and thriving spaces for people to ride, walk, and roll.


Contact Name: Hannah Velcoff

Contact Phone: (404) 881-1112

Contact Email: [email protected]


For more information on this grant program, contact The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) at 404-656-6996, and for more information on GOHS and its other highway safety programs, visit

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