Friday, January 11, 2013
Plans for new, high quality bicycle facilities on 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue will also be discussed at an Open House meeting at the end of the month.
Friday, January 11
Staff Report Midtown Alliance and the City of Atlanta Department of Planning & Community Development will be hosting an Open House later this month to get feedback on plans for a new sidewalk and bicycle project on Juniper Street that will help transform the corridor into one of Atlanta’s greenest streets. The Open House will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 5-7 p.m. at 999 Peachtree Street, Suite 500. See here to register. Plans for new, high quality bicycle facilities in Midtown on 10th Street, and Piedmont Avenue will also be discussed. Midtown Alliance and City of Atlanta representatives will kick off the meeting with a brief presentation between 5 and 5:30 p.m. of each project and how they fit into the City’s Connect Atlanta …
Friday, December 14, 2012
One year of improvement funding could add 15 miles of “high quality bicycle infrastructure” for Atlanta.
It soon might get easier to pedal your bike around Atlanta as the City Council's Finance Committee on Thursday began considering allocating almost $2.5 million towards bicycle projects according to a post at the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition (ABC) website. The funds would come from Quality of Life bonds for complete Streets improvements and could add 15 miles of “high quality bicycle infrastructure” for Atlanta in 2013. This would be comparable to bike-friendly cities such as Seattle and Washington D.C. according to the ABC. The ABC is Atlanta’s largest bicycle advocacy nonprofit and its mission is to make it safer and easier to ride a bicycle in and around metro Atlanta. In October, the ABC and various bicycle transportation partners …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Bicycle initiatives demonstrate City’s commitment to key partnerships and investments with new bicycle improvements aimed at safety
Last week, Mayor Kasim Reed and various bicycle transportation partners, including the Atlanta City Council, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Midtown Alliance and the Georgia Institute of Technology, announced a pair of new initiatives to boost rider safety, sustainability and access. During a news conference at Tech Square near the intersection of 5th and West Peachtree streets, there was a celebration of the completion of a bicycle improvement project. Alterations to the intersection have resulted in the City’s first raised bicycle track, green bicycle lane, two-stage left-turn box and bicycle signal at the intersection. These alterations will enable cyclists to safely cross a busy intersection and be guided by a dedicated bicycle lane and …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Tech Square project includes bike turn lanes, a bike pull-off area and cyclist-oriented signal push buttons connecting together existing bike lanes on either side of 5th St. at the West Peachtree St. intersection.
City of Atlanta officials including Mayor Kasim Reed will join officials from Midtown Alliance, Georgia Tech, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and others for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday to celebrate the completion of new safety enhancements at Tech Square in Midtown. The initiative, which reportedly cost $34,000, was done to assist bikers cross busy West Peachtree Street along 5th Street. The project incorporates a series of bike turn lanes, a new bike pull-off area and cyclist-oriented signal push buttons connecting together existing bike lanes on either side of 5th St. at its convergence with West Peachtree. The launch of the Cycle Atlanta smart phone app and the first-ever Bike Expo are also on tap for Friday. The noon Tech Square …