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Old 09-24-2015, 03:42 PM
 
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Atlanta Officials Approve Plans For 31 Miles Of Bike Lanes | WABE 90.1 FM

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This week, the Atlanta City Council approved some new transit initiatives. Officials hope the projects will spur interest and investment.

One part of the plan, called Connect Atlanta, adds 31 miles of bike lanes to several areas, including Midtown and downtown. City Councilman Kwanza Hall represents some of the areas where those lanes will be. He says they’ll help attract people to the center of town.

http://www.atlantaga.gov/modules/sho...cumentid=11173
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:44 PM
 
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That's great! There doesn't seem to be any indication of when these will be done, though.

Further, will these add to the 121 miles of bike lanes Reed promised to add to the city? Or is this just another 31 out of the 121?
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:55 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Looks fantastic. I'll gladly bike in a protected cycle track on West Peachtree rather than taking the lane on Peachtree, as I do now. The only addition I'd like to see is a cycle track on Spring Street. With all the new towers there, I am seeing more and more people biking up the hill north of Tech Square, and it looks very dangerous. I personally wouldn't do it. There is plenty of room on that street to take a lane and add bike facilities.
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:05 PM
 
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This looks awesome

I wish it was ALL Raised & protected... Would take away a lot of driving lanes, but would add a LOT of character to the city. A lot more pedestrian friendly. A LOT more space for walkers and bikers. Would promote more street level business along the paths.
And would look nice with all the potted greenery.
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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So is it funded? That's always the catch here in Atlanta...
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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I read the report (dated 2013?) Interesting about the app that Atlanta cyclists can use to track their mileage and demographics -- the information is used to track bicycle routes and refine plans for paths and what kind are needed.

Cycle Atlanta
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:31 PM
 
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If this is the wrong thread for this question I apologize.

Where are Atlanta's cyclists?

Personally I support bike lanes as a matter of good urban form.

However, I've been making a concerted effort for the last several months to spot cyclists and they are very few and far between.
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Old 11-20-2015, 01:12 AM
 
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If this is the wrong thread for this question I apologize.

Where are Atlanta's cyclists?

Personally I support bike lanes as a matter of good urban form.

However, I've been making a concerted effort for the last several months to spot cyclists and they are very few and far between.
Prob afraid to be run over by car-is-king atlanta people
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Morningside, Atlanta, GA
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Originally Posted by arjay57 View Post
If this is the wrong thread for this question I apologize.

Where are Atlanta's cyclists?

Personally I support bike lanes as a matter of good urban form.

However, I've been making a concerted effort for the last several months to spot cyclists and they are very few and far between.
Where do you drive Arjay? There most cyclists are seen from Atlanta University to Downtown and Midtown to Inman Park to Kirkwood to Decatur. There are more when the colleges are in session. There are some good flat routes, a lot of colleges, slower traffic and better routes in that area. Remember that a cycle takes a lot less room than a car so two or three bikes looks like nothing. I counted 16 bikes on my morning commute on 10th street cycle track last week.
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:51 AM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Originally Posted by arjay57 View Post
If this is the wrong thread for this question I apologize.

Where are Atlanta's cyclists?

Personally I support bike lanes as a matter of good urban form.

However, I've been making a concerted effort for the last several months to spot cyclists and they are very few and far between.
If you're on busy streets most of the time with no bicycle infrastructure, you're probably not seeing many. The only busy street I'm on often is Peachtree in Midtown. I see a lot there, but there are also a TON who use 5th street. The most cyclists I see are in Grant Park (everyday on my way home, I see at least 15 other bikes commuters coming in/going out of this neighborhood) and other east side neighborhoods. Anywhere even remotely close to the East Side Trail has cyclists coming in and out a lot, and most of the businesses have set up bike racks. With parking being minimal in that area, cycling/walking/MARTA are becoming the easiest way to get around, and you see a lot more people taking advantage of this now as infrastructure has been added.
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