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Dear Friend,
Join us at the 2022 Blinkie Awards on Thursday, May 19
Our Blinkie Awards are back on Thursday, May 19, at the Trolley Barn! Join us for a fun, in-person celebration of some of Atlanta’s most dedicated sustainable transportation advocates, and help us celebrate our new name and brand reveal!
✨RSVP: 2022 Blinkie Awards✨
🌱We've grown! 
Join us in extending a warm welcome to our new staff members — Engagement Coordinator, Jeremiah Jones and Program Coordinator, Karli Blalock! Both joined our team in March and are already working hard to reclaim Atlanta’s streets for people. They have both been working with our Spring 2022 Bike Family program, which is on track to serve 90 youth and their families across Atlanta by providing them with bike training, bikes, and bike safety gear!

Read more about Karli and Jeremiah on our staff page, and register for the Blinkies to meet them in-person
Welcome, Jeremiah and Karli!
🪴We're still growing! Apply or share open positions
Do you believe that Atlanta’s streets and transit systems should be safe, inclusive, and thriving spaces for people to ride, walk, and roll? The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is seeking two new full-time staffers — a Transit Advocacy Manager and an Advocacy Campaigns Manager (posting coming soon) — to join its energetic and focused staff. Both positions are full-time, salaried, benefits eligible, and fully remote with occasional in-person responsibilities. 

Full details — including application instructions — for the Transit Advocacy Manager position are posted at The Advocacy Campaigns Manager position will be posted there soon as well. Please share widely!
Apply & Share: Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Jobs
🌱Donate Now to Keep Us Growing
👟♿🚲🛴🛼🛹Support a monthly Atlanta Streets Alive
In October 2021, we supported legislation introduced by Councilmember Amir Farokhi to create a weekly Atlanta Streets Alive on Peachtree Street, funded and hosted by the City of Atlanta. Thanks to the 459 of you who contacted your Councilmembers in support! 

After hearing from institutions and property owners on Peachtree Street with concerns about the weekly frequency, Councilmember Farokhi reintroduced the legislation, this time for a monthly Atlanta Streets Alive. 

We are pushing for the legislation to come up for a vote in May. To make sure it passes, we need your help! Click here to contact Mayor Dickens and your City Councilmembers — they need to know you want #StreetsForPeople! 
🍑Take Action: #StreetsAlivePeachtree🍑
Image: Example of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) infrastructure with separated bus lane, sidewalk, bike/LIT (Light Individual Transportation), and covered bus shelter. Photo by Paul Sableman, retrieved from Link to license.
🚏🚍Campbellton Road Transit Project: #ProtectTheLanes
A line of paint doesn’t do enough to prevent people from driving cars or trucks in bike/LIT (Light Individual Transportation) or bus lanes. Physical protection — think concrete barricades, raised curbs, and posts — makes these lanes safer. It organizes streets better for everyone, from kids riding around their neighborhood with friends to people behind the wheel. 

Tell MARTA and City of Atlanta to protect the bus and bike/LIT lanes on the Campbellton Road transit project, or read more about the project here.
🚏🚍Take Action: #ProtectTheLanes on Campbellton Rd🚏🚍
💵👟♿🚲🛴#FundSafeStreets: TSPLOST Vote is May 24
Have you ever wanted more sidewalks, bike/LIT (Light Individual Transportation) lanes, and safer streets in Atlanta? On May 24, you will have the opportunity to vote on ballot measures to dedicate $460M over five years toward vital transportation projects, as part of an overall $750M infrastructure program. Read more on the City’s webpage.

The last round of funding for projects was adopted before the City created the Atlanta Department of Transportation. Without accountable leadership, many people were disappointed with the results. This time around, the project lists appear better vetted from a cost perspective and were selected based on data reflecting safety, equity, and mobility guideposts of the ATLDOT strategic plan.

Our recommendations call for the City of Atlanta to prioritize spending on sidewalks and safe streets for people. There’s $196.5M for sidewalks and trails and $108M for safe streets projects and protected bike lane projects, coming to 66% of the total. 

Help us ensure these projects are funded, and hold elected and appointed officials accountable to build what they said they would build! Remember to vote on Tuesday, May 24. Read more on our blog.

Have questions? Would a Q&A with the Atlanta Department of Transportation Commissioner be useful for you? Take this three question yes/no survey so that we can decide whether to organize this session. 
❓Take the Survey: Q&A with ATLDOT❓
🍑👟♿🚲🛴🛹🛼Peachtree Street for People
Deep-pocketed yet narrow veins of opposition to safe, complete, people-centered streets must not be allowed to dictate the design of public spaces.

After learning that the Peachtree Shared Street pilot would be removed in March, we joined advocates in calling on the City of Atlanta to demonstrate its commitment to creating a Peachtree Street for people. Now it’s almost May, and it’s time to regain momentum and make the next steps for this project official.
It’s also time for the City of Atlanta to provide a status update and timeline for the Baker Street two-way conversion project approved by voters and Atlanta City Council. We join the Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association (ADNA) and others in calling for action on Peachtree and Baker Streets. Here’s our letter to the City calling for action on both projects.
Image: People using active transportation on Peachtree St. Credit: Atlanta Department of City Planning
🍑Add your name to the letter: Peachtree Street for People🍑
See y'all in-person at the Blinkies✨ on May 19!
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