Atlanta Approves 31 New Miles of Bike Lanes Amid Growing Bike-Lash

Bike advocates in the famously car-centric Atlanta are finding success despite outspoken opposition.

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September 25, 2015, 9:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Martha Dalton reports on a set of new transit initiatives approved by the Atlanta City Council this week, including the Connect Atlanta plan to add 31 miles of bike lanes around the city. Dalton also reports that the City Council approved plans for transit oriented developments, to be spearheaded by MARTA on city-owned land.

As made clear by the initial comments on that story, some members of the public are vocally opposing plans to add bike lanes around town. Curbed Atlanta has been covering the growing bike-lash, but also provided Rebecca Serna, executive director of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition ample space to respond to critics in a post earlier this week.

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