Atlanta Dedicates $2.5 Million to Bicycle Projects in 2013

The Atlanta City Council approved spending cash from a quality of life bond package to fund several improvements, including $2.5 million in bicycle projects. Among the projects to be funded are the city's first bike boulevard.
February 20, 2013, 10am PST | joshuahmel
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On February 4th, the Atlanta City Council approved spending cash from a quality of life bond package to fund several improvements, including $2.5 million in bicycle projects, reports Thomas Wheatley.

"Among the projects that would be funded include Atlanta's first bicycle boulevard along JP Brawley D. The facility would connect Atlanta University Center to surrounding neighborhoods with mini traffic circles and other fixes."

"A two-way cycle track, which separates bikes from traffic, would be built on Peachtree Center Ave between Edgewood Ave and Peachtree St. The project would allow bicyclists to bypass the downtown streetcar and also link up to well-traveled east-west bicycle routes."

"The $5.8 million bond package will also be used to help match federal funds to pay for streetscape overhauls along RD Abernathy Blvd, JE Lowery Blvd, and East Atlanta Village, to comply with the American With Disabilities Act, and to replace the Adams Dr Bridge."

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Published on Monday, February 4, 2013 in Creative Loafing Atlanta
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