“38 Reasons Why” Data and Stories Behind Atlanta’s Soaring Pedestrian Deaths

“38 Reasons Why,” a new story map from Propel ATL, provides key geographic, demographic, and storytelling context for a disturbing increase in Atlanta pedestrian traffic deaths, highlighting the human lives behind the statistics and providing recommendations for making our roads safer spaces for everyone. Read more

Giving Tuesday 2023

We need your help to raise $20,000. Join us in making Atlanta streets, safe, inclusive, and thriving spaces for people to ride, walk, and roll. Giving Tuesday is coming up on Tuesday, November 28th, but don’t wait to make your gift — donate today. For more than 30 years, Propel ATL (formerly the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition) has fought to transform our streets so that all Atlantans can safely ride, walk, and roll. Atlanta can be a city where everyone moves safely, easily, and sustainably. Your contribution will help make that vision a reality.     Read more

Alert: South Boulevard meeting Nov 16

Community members living near South Boulevard have waited since 2016 for safety improvements to create a more complete street. In 2021, we joined community members in advocating for changes to the City of Atlanta’s proposed design. Two years later, residents still experience the risks of high-speed traffic on this unchanged corridor. Now, we have a chance to push for a street redesign that would help achieve Vision Zero and support Atlantans in using more sustainable transportation to get around.  Read more

Close your eyes: now envision Peachtree Street

Making e-bikes more affordable

Earlier this year, we partnered with the Atlanta City Council to advance the idea that e-bikes could be a bigger part of the solutions to our transportation woes – if they were more affordable for more people. As a result, the City of Atlanta formed a working group tasked with outlining the program and identifying an organization to run it.  Now, the idea takes a big step forward with legislation to fund a $1 million pilot program! The resolution, introduced by Councilmember Matt Westmoreland, calls for the program to be managed by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). Propel ATL will lead outreach, engagement, and education for this initiative.  Read more

Streets Alive is back + Westside Stride debut

Two great opportunities to experience healthy, vibrant open streets in Atlanta are just around the corner. And it’s October, so a costumed bike parade is definitely part of the festivities. (Read on for details!) These events are fun – but they’re more than that. We’ve all learned some truly worrying news about pedestrian safety in Atlanta. Open streets encourage us to dream: What if our streets were designed as safe spaces for people getting around by foot, wheelchair, bike, and bus, 365 days of the year?  On to the details! Read more

What makes a great street? West End is re-envisioning Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard

On a recent night in the West End, community members gathered at a local brewery to brainstorm ways to improve Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard.  Read more

Bringing a protected bike lane in the West End to life!

Atlanta Artist Ashley Bella is partnering with MARTA Artbound and the Atlanta Department of Transportation to paint 150 cement barricades that will form a bike lane on Lee St along the West End MARTA station. You can help!  Read more

Streets Alive: Photo Recap!

Wow, Atlanta. You biked. You skated. You rolled. You walked. Some of you even danced! And thousands of you turned out for the very vibrant return of Atlanta Streets Alive, showing what it looks like when we take cars out of the equation for a single afternoon to create a healthy, sustainable, and fun city street experience. Scroll on to check out photos by volunteers Akilah Callahan, Ari Edlin, and Beth Smith from the September event! Read more

It’s almost Biketober!

This year’s celebration of all things cycling is packed with events and activities for riders at all levels, from folks who’ve never biked, to those loving the city’s vibrant cycling community.  Read more

Speed Cameras in School Zones

Speed cameras went live in ten Atlanta Public School (APS) zones this week. Drivers who exceed the speed limit in these zones by 10 mph or more while the sign’s beacons are flashing will receive a ticket.  Read more

Atlanta Streets Alive news & updates

It’s just 17 days and counting to the return of Atlanta Streets Alive September 24th! Read more

Announcing our New Walk ATL Partner

We are excited to announce UrbanTrans North America as the transportation planning consultant for the Walk ATL program! Read more

Let's do better on 10th Street!

We've join Midtown Neighbors’ Association and advocates throughout the city in calling for some long-overdue changes. Read on to learn more! Read more

Zoning for Safer Streets around the BeltLine: A Progress Update

Here’s a quick update on recent ordinances to create safer streets along the BeltLine and where we go from there! As of the recent City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 22, two ordinances have successfully passed the full council. These ordinances pertain to prohibiting new drive-thrus or drive-ins and service stations. This is a significant step forward in our shared goal of fostering safer and more pedestrian-friendly streets. However, the ordinance regarding eliminating parking minimums is taking a slightly different path.... Read more