Entries by Jason

BikeAthens and COVID-19

Dear BikeAthens friends, In order to keep you and our crew safe, we are closing the BikeAthens shop to the public until further notice. Bikes and the tools we use to work on them are very hands-on, so we think this is prudent in order to minimize the possibility of virus transmission. We will continue […]

Writing about Traffic Violence

Words matter, and the language that we use to talk about collisions that injure or kill people biking or walking can dangerously normalize them as acceptable and inevitable. BikeAthens has produced a Media Guide for local journalists to use as a resource so that they may humanize the people involved in these stories and avoid […]

Changing of the Guard

A message from BikeAthens board president Jason Perry: This past July BikeAthens said goodbye to two of our beloved people, executive director Tyler Dewey and board member Carmen Kuan, who are moving to Durham for a new adventure. They leave behind a BikeAthens that is bigger, better, and stronger than when they found it. We […]

A year-end message from our board president

Dear Friends, We’ve been helping Reggie maintain his bike since 2008. He’s had a tough time, sometimes homeless, sometimes not. Through it all, his bike has been an essential way for him to get to his construction jobs so that he could earn enough to get stable. In 2017 he had saved enough to invest […]

Carmen Kuan Named the 2017 Tobias Smith Volunteer of the Year

We are pleased to announce that we have named Carmen Kuan the 2017 Tobias Smith Volunteer of the Year. Carmen started with us in February 2016, and since that time she has logged over 160 hours of shop time, or four full work weeks! Since she started Carmen quickly moved from novice mechanic, to dependable teacher, […]

Living the Island Life

Y’all have probably seen the minor construction on Milledge as you ride, walk, drive, run, and bus up and down the popular route.  After obtaining the proper GDOT permits, ACC has begun construction on an archipelago of cool refuge islands designed to make crossing the street a little safer (and it will also reduce drivers […]

Updated Selig Statement

BikeAthens Updated Selig Development Statement (Link to pdf) Updated Statement on the Proposed A&D (Selig) Development BikeAthens mission is to promote walking, cycling, and public transit as solutions to transportation needs through education, advocacy, and community service. We are committed to our vision of a comprehensive transportation network that all Athenians can use with confidence and ease.  […]

Public Comment on the 2013 – 2016 TIP

Below is a public comment letter BikeAthens submitted June 5, 2012, on behalf of BikeAthens’ membership to MACORTS, our metropolitan regional planning organization.  This letter will affect transportation project selection for the largest pot of funding available from the federal government.  The geography includes the MACORTS area (Madison Athens-Clarke Oconee Regional Transportation study), and the list of […]

UGA installs a contra-flow bike lane on Sanford Drive

In response to the cyclist ticket outrage at UGA last fall, BikeAthens worked with several community partners to find a solution for effective bike travel through the heart of campus. Board member Jason Perry, our UGA Liaison, worked with Jimmy Williamson of the UGA Police Department, Lara Mathes of the UGA Office of University Architects, […]