According to the statement by the Bicycle Coalition, "biking is on the rise in Atlanta, but city streets are still catching up to the public's demand for bikeways that are safe, welcoming, and accessible to connect our city."
Bike advocates want Mayor Reed and the Atlanta City Council to keep their commitments of taking the necessary steps towards Atlanta becoming a bike-friendly city.
Atlanta Bicycle Coalition says:
Peachtree Street is the spine of Atlanta. Not only is it our most iconic street, it is home to major landmarks like the Fox Theatre, the High Museum of Art, Bank of America Tower, and Margaret Mitchell House, and traverses the three largest business districts (Midtown, Downtown, and Buckhead). Peachtree provides the city’s best access to MARTA, and is home central for tourists and business visitors exploring the city.
Creating bikeways on Peachtree Street would send a signal that our city is serious about becoming a place where people bikes are not just tolerated, but welcomed.