On February 11-13, city transportation planners, bicycle planning & design consultants, neighborhood leaders, university officials, business owners, and transit and transportation partners will be hunkered down at the Cycle Atlanta: Phase 1.0 Study charrette. We will be reviewing the five study corridors within central Atlanta and developing plans to design and build family-friendly high-quality bicycle routes connecting the core of the city to the Atlanta BeltLine, regional job centers, neighborhoods, parks, schools, transit stations, and other key destinations.
We invite you to view our work and discuss the plans with us at a charrette open house.
Invest Atlanta, Peachtree Room, Suite 2900
133 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 5:30-7:00pm (drop-in anytime)
Location is next to the MARTA Peachtree Center Station on the Gold & Red Lines. Free car parking is not available.
For special accommodations, please call 404-330-6145 at least 24 hours before the open house.
About Cycle Atlanta: Phase 1.0 Study
This study, which is a partnership between the City of Atlanta, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Atlanta Regional Commission and Georgia Institute of Technology, will lay the groundwork for a network of modern cycling facilities that accommodate users of all ages and encourages healthy lifestyles and active living by connecting people to healthcare, education, recreation, cultural arts and entertainment opportunities. The NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, which was recently endorsed by the City of Atlanta, will be used to develop the recommendations for cycling facilities along the five study corridors. This guide is designed to encourage cycling by the estimated 60% of people who are interested in cycling more but concerned about roadway safety. During the planning phase, the study will incorporate safety best practices for bicycle facility selection and design in order to ensure that the recommended facilities are usable during all periods of the day. We will use data collected from our newly-released smartphone app CycleAtlanta throughout the planning process (http://www.cycleatlanta.org). The Atlanta Regional Commission has already programmed $2 million to construct the recommended improvements, so this plan will not “sit on the shelf.”