The course covers state laws that apply to the rights and responsibilities of bicyclists as vehicular operators on public roadways.
It is free of charge and carries up to 3 POST credits for law enforcement officers.
At a minimum, we need 1.5 hours for the training, a classroom set up for PowerPoint, and a commitment from at least 10 traffic officers who plan to attend.
To schedule the course or request additional information, please contact us. We look forward to working with traffic officers throughout the state to reduce bicyclist injuries and fatalities on Georgia's streets and roadways.
Thanks to recently awarded grant funding, Georgia Bikes is ready to expand our work to make Georgia safer and more welcoming for people who bike.
Check out our employment opportunities, and please pass this along to friends and colleagues who may be interested in working with Georgia Bikes!
Important news for Henry County residents who want to see more transportation choices and recreational cycling opportunities:
Henry Joint County/Cities Comprehensive Transportation Plan process.
The second meeting of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (TAC) for the Henry County CTP Update is this Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 pm at the Henry County Administration building located at 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253.
This meeting will be in workshop format. Needs identified through the Assessment of Current and Future Needs Report will be presented for input and suggestions for how to best address them. Also, we will discuss some of the feedback received from the public last week.
Also, this is the last week to participate in the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/
On October 20th, Melinda Brewer of Walker County was struck and killed by a motorist while riding her bicycle. Her tragic death represented the 21st bicyclist fatality in Georgia in 2015. Georgia’s bicyclist fatalities in 2015 are 40% higher than in 2014. Recognizing this urgent safety issue, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) is once again supporting statewide bicycle safety initiatives. GOHS is awarding over $70,000 to Georgia Bikes to implement bicycle safety programs and awareness campaigns in 2015. This grant represents a sixth year of funding to Georgia Bikes.
Programs enabled by the GOHS grant include:
Brent Buice, Executive Director for Georgia Bikes, says, “Many Georgians ride a bicycle, for transportation and for recreation, and many more would like to ride, but they are concerned about inattentive drivers, a lack of safe facilities, and they are unsure of their legal rights and safe cycling practices. By funding education and outreach activities through this grant, GOHS is showing a strong commitment to reduce preventable bicyclist injuries and fatalities in Georgia.”
Funding for the grant comes primarily from the “Share the Road” specialty car tag, which has been available since 2006.
For more about GOHS and its bike safety initiatives, visit http://www.gahighwaysafety.org/campaigns/bicycle-and-pedestrian-safety/