Can car-centric Atlanta morph into a cycling city?
An article in Creative Loafing takes an exciting look at a multitude of bike lanes coming to intown Atlanta over the next couple of years.

Construction for new bike lanes is imminent, under way or already  completed for 5th Street, Collier Road and Peachtree Road in Buckhead.  The city’s first buffered bike lane, separated from car traffic by a  running hump, is under construction along a mile of Juniper Street…And work has begun on the  Atlanta Beltline’s eastside bike trail.
Also, the downtown streets slated to be torn up for the new streetcar connecting the King Center and Centennial Olympic Park will be retrofitted to include new bike lanes.

It’ll be interesting to see what kind of impact this bike infrastructure will have on a city like Atlanta whose built environment is so heavily focused on car travel. I’m hopeful. Any time a city moves away from it’s car-crazy past and offers alternatives for transport, good urbanism has a chance to happen.

Can car-centric Atlanta morph into a cycling city?

An article in Creative Loafing takes an exciting look at a multitude of bike lanes coming to intown Atlanta over the next couple of years.

Construction for new bike lanes is imminent, under way or already completed for 5th Street, Collier Road and Peachtree Road in Buckhead. The city’s first buffered bike lane, separated from car traffic by a running hump, is under construction along a mile of Juniper Street…And work has begun on the Atlanta Beltline’s eastside bike trail.

Also, the downtown streets slated to be torn up for the new streetcar connecting the King Center and Centennial Olympic Park will be retrofitted to include new bike lanes.

It’ll be interesting to see what kind of impact this bike infrastructure will have on a city like Atlanta whose built environment is so heavily focused on car travel. I’m hopeful. Any time a city moves away from it’s car-crazy past and offers alternatives for transport, good urbanism has a chance to happen.