You may have heard about the City of Atlanta’s commitment to bicycle-friendly neighborhoods. But did you know you can also track the city’s cyclists? The NPR article has a great interactive map, which takes only a few seconds to load. To find out more about Atlanta cycling, read the article below. Or, visit the city’s website and check out its bike lanes and trails. Then, go out and start cycling!
Cycle Atlanta app
The Cycle Atlanta app is a project being developed at Georgia Tech, led by Dr. Kari Edison Watkins, a graduate student in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. The team is working with the City of Atlanta to create the app, which is a component of the Cycle Atlanta: Phase 1.0 study, which aims to fulfill the requirements of PLAN 2040, the comprehensive transportation plan for the City of Atlanta.
Rides in Atlanta
A long bicycle ride from downtown Atlanta to the planned community of Serenbe in southwest Fulton County is one of the most popular rides in Atlanta. The ride varies from urban surroundings to dirt roads and includes a midpoint cafe for refueling. You can find reviews of other bike rides on Intown Bicycles Community. Atlanta’s climate is perfect for bike riding and the city is bursting at the seams with cycling infrastructure.
If you’re looking for a scenic route to ride your bike through Atlanta, the Beltline is an excellent choice. Its 19-mile loop features dedicated bike trails and on-street portions. This popular trail passes the historic Stone Mountain Village, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, and Downtown Decatur. The trail is best suited for advanced cyclists. During your visit, consider renting a bike and exploring Atlanta by bike.
Atlanta has a growing number of bike lanes. A pop-up protected bike lane was tested near Piedmont Park a week ago. While the results are not yet public, officials have released a video proving the temporary route is safe for cyclists. However, there are some concerns. Many residents aren’t convinced that the bike lanes will help the city’s gentrification efforts. Here are some common misconceptions about Atlanta bike lanes.
A woman in Atlanta has started a new ride-sharing service for women in the city. Anderson is a former Lyft driver who saw a need for safer ride options for women. Between 2017 and 2018, Uber reported 6,000 assaults on women, and many women were worried about safety while riding with a male driver. Her-Ride offers a new alternative for women looking to ride in a car with a female driver.