The City of Atlanta has released its first Annual Bicycle Report. The report highlights the city’s progress toward becoming a bicycle friendly city and includes ridership and bike share data, as well as updates on bicycle infrastructure projects and planning initiatives.
One of the big milestones reached in 2017 was the opening of Path Parkway, the bike path that connects West Midtown and Georgia Tech to Downtown, which subsequently received the Best Bikeway of the Year Award. Also touted in the report: 10 new miles of bikeways, more than 25,000 people using the Relay Bike Share program, and the opening of the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail.
You can read the full report at this link.
According to a media release, the city plans to continue bike growth by utilizing TSPLOST funding to double Relay Bike Share stations and reconstructing roadways to add new trails and protected bike lanes.
“I am pleased to present the City of Atlanta’s 2017 Annual Bicycle Report. As Atlanta evolves, we must continue to enhance the quality of life for our residents by creating new ways to revitalize our neighborhoods, reduce traffic and provide for healthy lifestyles,” said Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. “With the ever-growing number of people embracing cycling as a means to navigate our City, building miles of new bicycle lanes and providing safer infrastructure for cyclists preserves our reputation as a city that respects and supports alternative modes of transportation.”