In this issue...GA Bike Summit...Cycling celebrations...Complete Streets workshops...Ponce improvements reflect value of good policy...and much more!

A Busy Autumn for Bike Advocacy

Greetings from your friends at Georgia Bikes!

We've been moving and shaking the past few months, traveling the state putting on workshops, attending fantastic bike advocacy events, and planning for this October's 4th annual Georgia Bike Summit in Roswell. We also have a swanky new website design, which we hope will make it easier for you to find all the resources you need to make your community a bike friendly place to live, work, and visit.

Read on to find out what Georgia Bikes has been doing for you to create a bicycle friendly Georgia, and we hope to see you in Roswell October 18-20th for the Summit!


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The "Share the Road" specialty car tag directly supports bicycle advocacy and safety education throughout Georgia. If you drive a car, please consider a "Share the Road" tag!

More info, including where the money goes, is on our website.

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Ponce Ave Gets Bike-Friendly Make-Over

Thanks to the statewide "Complete Streets" policy we won in 2012, GDOT is working with the City of Atlanta to convert motor vehicle lanes to buffered bike lanes on the very busy (and dangerous) Ponce de Leon Ave in Atlanta!

This huge victory for bicycle advocacy is tangible proof that good policies lead to better roads. Additional coverage from 11 Alive.

Don't forget to register for the 4th annual Georgia Bike Summit, presented by the Tony Serrano Century (Early Bird discounts end Sep 15!).
When: Oct 18-20
Where: Holiday Inn Roswell
Who: Anyone interested in creating a thriving, bike-friendly GA

Our Keynote Speaker will be Jim Sayer, Executive Director of the Adventure Cycling Association. Workshops will emphasize the many economic benefits of creating bike friendly communities. We'll also have social events and bike rides to round out the weekend! Hope to see you in Roswell next month!

New Website! got some much needed software upgrades to improve the look, feel, and usability of our site. Check it out, let us know what you think, and thanks for your patience as we tweak the site design!

Complete Streets Workshops

Thanks to funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), we have been traveling to cities across Georgia to educate transportation planners and engineers on Complete Streets implementation, with an emphasis on lane conversions, refuge islands, and best practices from the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide.

Many thanks to our co-presenters for making these workshops a great success: Brad Davis (ALTA Planning+Design), Josh Mello (City of Atlanta), and Dan Pass (GDOT).

Read more and see photos of our workshops here.

Law Enforcement Training

Georgia Bikes has trained hundreds of local traffic enforcement and state patrol officers on your rights and responsibilities as a bicyclist on the public roadways.

Above is a photo from our successful training in Alpharetta. Upcoming workshops are scheduled for Columbus and Americus. We would love to speak with your local police too! Contact us for details, and learn more about the class here

End-of-Summer Parades Celebrate Cycling

Athens, Atlanta, and Savannah all held amazingly fun events to promote and encourage bicycling, and we got to experience all three!

Check out our blog for more, including pics from New Belgium's Clips Film Fest, the Midnight Garden Ride, and Atlanta Streets Alive.

If you can make it to any of these next time around, you won't be disappointed!


GA's "Strategic Highway Safety Plan"

The Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) is a federally mandated statewide plan for addressing roadway safety. The plan is jointly managed by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety and the state DOT.

The SHSP creates state-level "safety goals and performance objectives" that direct the planning, programming, and funding of roadway safety educational campaigns and infrastructure.

Georgia Bikes represents the interests of bicyclists by serving on the Non-Motorized User Task Team. We're busily updating the SHSP and look forward to sharing the new plan with you!
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