In this issue...Petition calls for better driver's ed...Roswell forum brings attention to safety...2015 GA Bike Summit...National Open Streets Summit in ATL...and more!

Summer Workshops Share Benefits of Complete Streets

Starting in May, we launched our third series of traveling workshops to share best practices in the planning, design, and implementation of safe streets and intersections for people on bikes. Funded by the Federal Highway Administration, our 2015 workshops have occurred in Decatur, Rome, and Kingsland. Our fourth and final workshop will be in Brunswick on July 15th. At each workshop, we share sobering safety statistics about the need for Complete Streets, followed by presentations from GDOT about their bicycle and pedestrian policies and from ALTA Planning & Design about the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, which provides clear guidance on how to create safe bicycle facilities that appeal to the broadest range of users. 
At our coastal workshops, we are also learning about the exciting Coastal Georgia Greenway project, and we are sharing recommendations for how to foster livable, economically vibrant communities that are connected to the Greenway when it is completed.
Read on for more news about how we're helping to build a bike friendly Georgia!
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Petition Calls for Driver's Ed on Bike Safety


Justin Bridges, a north Atlanta teen, has created an online petition calling for improvements to GA driver's education so that new drivers better understand the state's 3' safe passing law and how to drive safely around people on bikes.

Support safer streets and sign on today!
 

 

Share the Road tags

Since 2006, Georgia has offered "Share the Road" specialty car tags. In addition to advertising your support for safe streets for all users, the revenue from these tags directly supports bike safety outreach and educational efforts throughout the state. When it's time to renew your tag or buy a new one, please consider purchasing a "Share the Road" tag for your other vehicle.
If you already have a tag, let us know, and we'll make you an honorary member of Georgia Bikes. Thanks for your support!

GA Bike Summit

Bikes Mean Business!
Planning for the 2015 Georgia Bike Summit is well underway. Save the date (Nov 6-8), then take advantage of early bird registration discounts, sign up your business or agency as a sponsor, and submit your idea for a breakout session. 
We're proud to be working with our friends at Bicycling Club of Milledgeville on this 6th annual conference dedicated to sharing resources on why and how to foster bicycle friendly communities in GA. See you in Milledgeville this November!
 

Help GA Win the National Bike Challenge!

The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists—and encouraging countless new riders. In its simplest form it is a logging center for users to record miles ridden and be part of the national community of bicyclists. It is a free and easy way to challenge yourself, colleagues and the greater community to ride more. Users compete on a local, state and national level. The Challenge continues through September 30th, so there's plenty of time to sign up and earn points. Get on board at NationalBikeChallenge.org

Roswell Forum on Bicyclist Safety

In late June at Roswell's City Hall, a sizable crowd of advocates and North Atlanta residents gathered for a forum on recent bicyclist fatalities and how to improve bicyclist safety.
Organized by Georgia Bikes,  Atlanta Bicycle CoalitionBike Alpharetta and Bike Roswell, the forum, "Remember and Ride On," allowed guests to share grief over friends and loved ones lost to preventable traffic collisions.

 

National Open Streets Summit in Atlanta, Sep 25-27

Open streets initiatives temporarily close streets to automobile traffic, so that people may use them for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing.

Georgia is fortunate to host the National Open Streets Summit this September in Atlanta. The Summit will feature sessions and networking opportunities for both novice and experienced open streets organizers, led by experts from the Open Streets Project, 8-80 Cities, Atlanta Streets Alive, and other local organizers. Participants will also have the opportunity to take part in Atlanta’s very own open streets initiative, Atlanta Streets Alive on Sunday, September 27th!

 

 

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