Peachtree Shares Space Great Streets Forum

What makes a great street? Chat with a panel of national experts on what makes them work and how we can make the Peachtree Shared Space an exceptional public space for Atlanta. Based on community input during the Discovery Workshop in November, this event will focus on four factors that will influence the success of the shared space:

  • Equity: What are the inequities facing Peachtree Street and how can we design a space that is inclusive of all people?
  • Activation and Maintenance: What will it take to program and sustain this space for the long term?
  • Stormwater and Green Infrastructure: How can best practices in green infrastructure help manage stormwater on Peachtree Street and add the touches of nature people are craving?
  • Transportation Paradigm Shifts: What does it take for a city to make bold moves and test new approaches to infrastructure?

The event format will include a presentation from each of the panelists on their tips for success, followed by a question and answer session with the community. More information.

Virtual City Cycling – Essential Trip

Whether you are riding our city streets out of necessity to get to work, to the pharmacy, to the grocery store, or to an appointment or you are wanting to just get out and move your body, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is here for you.

In this lesson, you will:

  • know where to get a bike or your bike repaired
  • learn how to do an ABC-Q check to make sure you’re bike is ready to go
  • fit your helmet
  • plan your essential trip route
  • learn signaling and other timely communication strategies
  • know how to safely take the lane
  • share your strategies for safely getting to, being at, and getting home from your destination

We are committed to your safety as you negotiate the city streets for transportation, essential services, and recreation.  We’ll remind you of the CDC’s Social Distancing and Prevention Guidelines that apply to people on bikes in each class.

Registration and more information.

Biketober Film Fest

Join REI and Cannondale as they celebrate Biketober with a collection of exciting and inspiring cycling short films. Watch the films live, under the stars at Steady Hand Brewery or online from the comfort of your home! The first 100 registered guests viewing the films at Steady Hand, will receive their first beer courtesy of the brewery. Joining the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition at the live event will include cool giveaways from REI and Cannondale. Be sure to choose the virtual or live option when you register. More information.

Historic Druid Hills Bike Tour

Bring your helmet to the first annual Emory Village Open Streets’ family friendly Ride Druid Hills. Cyclists will experience the beauty and learn about the history of Druid Hills as they ride the 7-mile route comprised mostly of dedicated paths and quiet residential streets, beginning and ending at the former Slice and Pint parking lot. More information.

HBCU Cycle Revolution

Join us for a combination of fun, fitness, fundraising, competition and awareness as we celebrate and educate our community on the brilliant lives of HBCU alumni. Those legends who were pillars in the birth of the Student Movement forced open the doors to many of the liberties we enjoy today. We will raise money for our HBCUs, promote the continuation of an active lifestyle and of course have little competitive fun! To participate you just need a bike, register to join a team and commit to ride whatever amount of miles you are comfortable with between Oct. 1 and Nov 3. More information.

Transit in a Pandemic: The Way Forward for MARTA and the BeltLine

How has MARTA and its transit partners been affected, and what is the path forward? On August 13 at 6:30pm, BeltLine Rail Now! will host an online forum focused on the pandemic’s impact on ridership, finances and planning at MARTA and the Atlanta BeltLine. Other topics will include an update on BeltLine light rail, which has been greenlit by MARTA for part of the loop, and a broad-ranging discussion about the post-pandemic future of public transit in Atlanta. Registration and more information.

Online Class for Kids: “Stranger Things” Than Biking

School’s out and kids are getting more restless than ever.  Many of them are venturing further down the street or out and about the neighborhood – on bikes!!

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s 45-minute virtual classes will run every Tuesday afternoon from 3-4:15 p.m. beginning May 19 until June 16.  These engaging and visually entertaining classes are designed for adults to pick up skills and resources to transfer to children.