My Bike Macon Photo Series

The “My Bike Macon project” is an ongoing series of portraits and profiles of Maconites who use a bicycle to get around for more than just recreation. These photos highlight people who bike to get to work or school, or bike to run errands, or bike to improve their health. Together, these images and stories begin to form a portrait of Macon as an emerging bicycling city. This project is launched by Bike Walk Macon and photographer Dsto Moore to help celebrate Bike Walk Month, but it will continue to highlight different photographers and bicycle commuters every month.

Webinar: Equitable Public Engagement Practices During COVID-19 and Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social distancing have reshaped the transportation landscape: transit ridership has plummeted; normally congested highways have emptied; and some micromobility companies are pulling out of cities as demand has bottomed out. The pandemic, as well as our response measures, have not impacted all communities equally, and in many ways reflect and deepen pre-existing racial and social inequities in our communities. Transit dependent populations—predominantly people of color and people with low incomes—are often unable to work from home as they continue to provide the essential, front-line services that we all rely on. It is critical that we ensure inclusive, equitable, and diverse public outreach and engagement as part of the important decision-making processes ahead—whether for real-time responses to the pandemic, existing projects, or future transportation funding and planning scenarios.

Webinar Quick Build Networks for All (Part II)

Cities across the US are planning and prioritizing low-stress networks that support bicycling and walking, working to integrate active travel into their transportation system. This two-part webinar series will profile the experiences of several cities – Houston, Minneapolis, and San Jose – as they start turning their plans into action. Using rapid deployment and quick-build techniques, these cities are delivering multimodal facilities to support safety and comfort and broader community goals. Learn about their experiences with managing community engagement and maintenance, integrating equity, universal design, and micromobility, and considering a host of other factors into their design decisions. Cities will share examples of their projects and lessons learned before taking questions from the audience.

During Part II of this series, we will review quick build network principles and share case studies from San Jose, CA, and Minneapolis, MN.

Bike Walk Savannah Wednesday Walks

Staying physically active is important for both physical AND mental health, and is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic.

That’s why Bike Walk Savannah is encouraging everyone to get out for a walk around their neighborhood or yard! Tune in on Wednesday for a prompt of something to share from your adventure, and take photos to share your walk. Make sure to tag Bike Walk Savannah and #BikeWalkSAV #WednesdayWalks.

My Bike Macon Photo Series

The “My Bike Macon project” is an ongoing series of portraits and profiles of Maconites who use a bicycle to get around for more than just recreation. These photos highlight people who bike to get to work or school, or bike to run errands, or bike to improve their health. Together, these images and stories begin to form a portrait of Macon as an emerging bicycling city. This project is launched by Bike Walk Macon and photographer Dsto Moore to help celebrate Bike Walk Month, but it will continue to highlight different photographers and bicycle commuters every month.

Cycling Events in the COVID-19 Era: Guidelines for the Return to Cycling Events Webinar

USA Cycling  will share insights from its nation-wide rider survey regarding, among other things, what they hope to see from events moving forward. This webinar will introduce and explain an event risk assessment tool and return to cycling events guidelines derived from those created by the CDC, WHO and, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC). The event will conclude with a live panel with medical experts. More information and registration.

Virtual Macon Bike Party

It’s all about social distancing and coping with staying at home. Take a nice leisurely bike ride and post a video of your personal bike party in this facebook event. In your video, tell us why biking is important to you, your family, your kids, or your community. Ride fun, safe, and solo (or with your pandemic partners) in your yard or neighborhood, but please keep your distance by staying more than 6 feet away from others and remember to wash your hands.

The Great American Outdoors Act: Vital to Recovery and our Future Webinar

We’re at a turning point for parks and open space in America. Parks have emerged as essential to healthy, resilient communities during the pandemic, but the crisis has also laid bare the dire inequalities in outdoor access across the nation. Right now, we’re on the brink of a defining legislative victory: securing full and dedicated funding to the Land and Water Conservation Fund. This has been a generation in the making and could transform the outlook for outdoor equality across the country. Read more and register.