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Old 02-04-2013, 06:29 PM
 
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City of Atlanta approves $2.5 Million for bike projects in 2013! | Atlanta Bicycle Coalition
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Huge way for the city of Atlanta. The only city in the metro that's serious about alternative mode transportation. This money will go a long way to connect the existing infrastructure in place.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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* James P Brawley "bike boulevard" (1st in city) connecting Atlanta University Center to neighborhoods with mini traffic circles and other improvements
* 2-way cycle track on Peachtree Center Ave between Edgewood and Peachtree, to allow cyclists to bypass the streetcar tracks coming to that section of Peachtree Street and better connect to east/west bicycle routes
* A road diet adding bike lanes on Decatur Street, from Jesse Hill to Jackson, connecting GSU to the King Center MARTA station
* Murphy Ave bike lanes, creating better connectivity for residents of Southwest Atlanta and neighboring cities East Point and College Park
* 10th St cycle track on bridge to create a safer crossing
* 10th Street cycle track from Piedmont to Monroe, connecting with the BeltLine Eastside Trail
* Charles Allen/Parkway cycle track or bike lanes
* Krog Street & tunnel add sharrows and lighting, improve pavement in tunnel
* Peachtree St install sharrows on most of Peachtree, bike lanes on wide section over the interstate, connecting with Peachtree Ave cycle track to Edgewood
* 2-way cycle track from Peters St to Mitchell St bridge, connecting Mitchell Street bike lanes with Castleberry Hill neighborhood
* West Peachtree upgrade bike lane to standard width
* 5th Street upgrade bike lane and improve pavement
* McLendon add bike lanes from Arizona to Howard
* Edgewood Ave upgrade bike lanes and intersection improvements (eg bike boxes)
I love the ideas. They just keep giving people more and more reasons to move into the city.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Kewl. We need an all-of-the-above approach to transportation, and this will get us closer to that.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:10 AM
 
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This is great, and as the above poster said, good way to encourage in town living. This one of the best things the city can do. I believe all major and world class cities should have various choices of travel and commute, cars, public transportation, bikes, and walking. It's better for environment also. Very happy about this. I wish some of the suburban towns would follow this concept.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:40 AM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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This is awesome. It's about time to see the city start taking a serious interest in commuting alternatives. I bike to work already, and according to the project list, by the end of this year my entire route to work will have bike lanes or cycle tracks. That is extremely exciting for me. I really hope this is just step 1 to many years of funding for bike lanes, alternative transportation, and last mile connectivity.

Aside from the personal note, I think doing things like this only encourages growth in intown Atlanta - from current metro residents moving in to avoid traffic, and for people outside our region to begin viewing us as a progressive, urban city. This is great news all around.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:10 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Again we are late doing everything but at least its getting done
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:16 AM
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I love this. The only thing I would ask is for them to leave Dekalb Ave alone until after the Edgewood bridge replacement is completed and Edgewood reopens.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:28 AM
 
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http://www.atlantabike.org/files/201...ects_004_0.jpg I found a map of the current and approved bike lanes.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:33 AM
 
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once again a waste of money
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