Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Advocacy Updates

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Learn more about upcoming meetings, news, and events for the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. This includes the Renew Atlanta and Imagine Memorial teams.

Make Monroe Dr./Boulevard A Complete Street

The City of Atlanta's Renew Atlanta team is holding its second public meeting for Monroe Dr./Boulevard, from Piedmont Circle to Woodward Avenue. Read our latest blog post on Monroe and 10th St., then attend this important meeting to support protected intersections, bike lanes on Boulevard, and greater safety and access for people on bikes throughout this vital corridor. 
Renew Atlanta Public Meeting
Tuesday, February 28th, from 6 - 8 pm

Big Bethel AME Church
220 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(Google Map)
Monroe and 10th St.: One Year Later

Imagine A Memorial Drive Without All The Speeding

District 5 Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong is hosting an Imagine Memorial Update Meeting. This unique project is focused on turning this major corridor into "an inviting public space that serves as a safer and more efficient connection for all people, including motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, and people with limited mobility." 
Imagine Memorial Update Meeting
Tuesday, February 21st at 6 pm

Drew Charter Elementary School
301 East Lake Blvd. SE
Atlanta, GA 30317
(Google Map)
Learn More About Imagine Memorial

A Safe & Slow Lawton St. For People Who Bike & Walk

Lawton Street in the West End is being considered for bike lanes. Lawton is in the Connect Atlanta Plan as a secondary bike connection that will connect Brown Middle School, the BeltLine, and Ralph David Abernathy. Renew Atlanta is hosting a public information meeting on the project this week. Our goal is to make this street safe and slow for pedestrians and people who bike. Please attend this meeting if you or someone you know is affected by the project.
Renew Atlanta Public Meeting
Thursday, March 30th, from 6 - 8 pm

West Hunter Street Baptist Church
1040 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.
Atlanta, GA, 30310
(Google Map)
Contact ABC to Learn More

Next Month: Don't Miss The Second Public Meeting For DeKalb Ave.

The City of Atlanta's Renew Atlanta team is holding its second public meeting for the DeKalb Ave. Complete Street Project. We are advocating for replacing the reversible lane with left-turn lanes at intersections, creating safe crossing for people on foot, and extending the multi-use trail so people can bike, walk, and drive safely from Decatur to Atlanta.
Renew Atlanta Public Meeting
Thursday, March 30th, from 6 - 8 pm

Liberty Baptist Church
395 Chamberlain Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(Google Map)
Support the DeKalb Ave. Connecting the City Campaign

GDOT Must Prioritize People Before Speed

If you commented on the Peachtree Rd. project last year, you should have received a notice from GDOT. 

We firmly believe that the few feet of space proposed (4' protected by paint) for bike lanes on Peachtree Rd. simply wasn't enough to let most folks imagine themselves biking on a dangerous road like Peachtree. We must, however, continue to draw your attention to the fact that the project design that included bike lanes scored highest for overall project safety -- for everyone, not just people on bikes. This is a missed opportunity, especially since pedestrian deaths are surging in Georgia - 206 people were killed while walking in 2015. That's an increase of 37% in two years.

If you'd like to help shift the tide towards safety in this state, contact your GDOT board member to let them know you think safety, not popularity, should be the metric we use to make project decisions.
Read ABC's Response and Locate Your GDOT Board Member