Advocates launch “Vote for Bikes” campaign at state capitol

On Wednesday, January 14th, a dozen advocates from cities across Georgia joined us for the second annual Bicycle Day at the State Capitol.

We met state lawmakers, their staff, and agency officials to share bike lapel pins, coffee, and fact sheets on our “A Vote for Bikes is a Vote for Me” campaign. Our goal: to win a modest, but meaningful, share of state transportation dollars for projects that will improve bicycling in Georgia.

We know that communities are eager to plan and build quality bike trails and family-friendly neighborhoods and cities, but they don’t have a reliable, consistent source of funding for these projects.

We’ll continue the campaign with social media posts, calls to action, and media buys to convince lawmakers that better bicycling is great for Georgia. You can help by signing our petition and by contacting your state elected officials to let them know that dedicated funding for bike projects is important to you.

Very special thanks to our friends from Athens, Atlanta, Decatur, Milledgeville, Tifton, and Savannah for joining us at Bicycle Day. Pics below: