News, updates, commentary and more from BikeAthens. BikeAthens is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Athens, GA. BikeAthens promotes transportation and land-use policies that improve alternative modes of transportation, including pedestrian, cycling, and public transit options. The mission of our organization is to make alternative transportation a practical, convenient, and safe option for all citizens of Athens-Clarke County.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

new look and location

may 2011
readers and rss feeders, we are migrating to wordpress and have combined our new BikeAthens website and blog. Find us there now and follow our fresh new roll. course we are still on facebook and twitter too, if that's how you roll. Either way we don't want to lose you, so jump on over.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Better Biking Bill

yes! there is such a thing and it's known at HB 101 and it just passed the House public safety committee unanimously! Now is the time to contact your state Rep to support the bill. Find yor official here.

House Bills 101 and 71 go before the GA General Assembly Public Safety committee Feb 9 2011.

HB 101, or the Better Biking cleanup bill, looks pretty good: details here

HB 71 would allow local governments to let bicyclists of any age ride on sidewalks (currently it's just children under 12), which raises important safety concerns for both bicyclists and pedestrians. details here

Monday, January 17, 2011

Serve and March with us on MLK day Jan 17

The HandsOn Northeast Georgia MLK Volunteer Day is Monday January 17! This is a great opportunity to make your day off a Day of Service. You can volunteer at BIkeAthens or at several other organizations that also have great projects for the day. For volunteers, your day will start out with complimentary entertainment, coffee, and breakfast snacks at the Morton Theatre followed by a symbolic march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., after which you will head to your project of choice from 10-1.

BikeAthens will be cleaning the shop and salvaging bikes to make the workspace cleaner, less cluttered, and more effective. For more information and to sign up for a project, go to the 2011 MLK Day page.
Check out pix of all the volunteers, the super organized clean shop, and all the bikes salvaged...on our facebook page. Thanks to everyone and see you in March!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bike Friendly Community - public mtg Jan 13

Friends, join us in working towards the designation of a bike friendly community. Learn more about this concept at a public meeting Jan 13 @6pm at 233 Aderhold, UGA's campus. 6 p.m. tonight!. First off, we'll need help counting bike racks in ACC.
We'll also be aiming for a complete streets policy in the future. Read about both here:
1. Bike Friendly Communities and 2. Complete Streets

Know that we definitely need your help! BikeAthens will be assisting the Athens-Clarke County government in applying for the coveted Bicycle Friendly Community designation through the League of American Bicyclists in early 2011. BikeAthens is supportive of this application because of the many positive benefits it could bring: promotion of our community on a national level, benchmarking and technical assistance for the local government, and feedback on what we can do to enhance the cycling environment.

SO, join us at a volunteer meeting TOMORROW, January 13 at 6 PM at 233 Aderhold, UGA's campus. 6 p.m. tonight! to discuss volunteer opportunities - in the meantime (or if you can't come with such short notice!) email if you'd like to be involved!
Cara Sipprelle