Temporary, pop-up bike lane to be installed on 10th Street in Midtown

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced the first project – a pop-up bike lane on 10th Street in Midtown – as part of her recently unveiled Action Plan for Safer Streets.

“Less than two weeks ago, we announced our Action Plan for Safer Streets,” Bottoms said in a media statement. “Today, we are taking action with an innovative rapid deployment to bring changes faster while allowing us to use data to measure the project’s impact and success.”

Starting Oct. 19, the city, in partnership with Midtown Alliance, will install a one-way, westbound bike lane from Myrtle Street to Juniper Street  connecting the ends of two existing bike facilities. This pop-up will improve connectivity in the bike network while providing a direct, safe route for people riding bikes and scooters to get from the BeltLine to Peachtree Street. The lane will be separated from traffic by a temporary protective barrier, and a combination of signage and markings will alert people to bus access points and car crossings.

However, the installation will only last for one week, ending Oct. 26, but will allow the to collect data on bike and scooter ridership, safety, community impacts, and car traffic. Findings will be shared as part of ongoing city-wide engagement for safer streets designs across the city.

An open house session to review the plans with the community will take place this Thursday, Oct. 10, at Midtown Alliance offices from 5 to 7 p.m.

  1. Oh yes….let’s create more traffic nightmares for the tax paying citizens of Atlanta. How about fixing the potholes? How about the promised traffic study from 10 years ago???? Quit allowing the egregious apartments to be built, putting 300-600 cars per block. Atlanta is a traffic nightmare…now bicycles have the right a-way!!!

    New Atlanta traffic regs should be:

    No vehicles 6 wheels or over allowed on any city street from 7-9:00 AM and from 4:30-6:30 PM
    All deliveries to stores, restaurants have to be made AFTER 8:00 PM.

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