Entries by Tyler

Economic Development for Whom?

“We’re going to see an enormous set of economic development activity. There are a few zones that are ripe for that, the Hawthorne [Avenue] corridor being a great example, Chase Park, Newton Bridge.” —Mayor Kelly Girtz “This is a time of great promise, […] I think it’s a time when we’re going to see increased […]

Temporary Ban on Birds and Bike Share

At the November 20th Mayor and Commission Agenda Setting, the Commission revealed their plans to deal with the invasion of Bird scooters. The “emergency legislation” will ban the scooters and require their removal. It will also temporarily ban many forms of bike share. We do not support this moratorium. As reported by Flagpole and Athens […]

Sharrows, really?

After months of debate and deliberation, there is a new Commission Defined Option for Barnett Shoals. A CDO means the design came from the commission—not staff. The “new” design is an old one, slightly altered: sharrows. We are not surprised the Commission wants to return Barnett Shoals between College Station and Whitehall to 4 lanes. […]

Athens in Motion is Official

On October 2, Athens-Clarke County voted to accept the Athens in Motion Plan. BikeAthens served on the Athens in Motion citizens advisory committee for two years. We are excited and proud to see the plan move forward. We anxiously wait to see the first group of projects get on the ground. Being so intimately involved in […]

Working toward Equity in Transportation

You have seen it splashed across the front page of our web site: We believe affordable, accessible, transportation is a critical component of social and economic mobility. Our belief in the power of active, inexpensive, and accessible transportation drove our efforts to make sure Athens in Motion (now officially accepted) included equity throughout the document, […]

Protected Bike Lanes are the Safest Bike Lanes (for drivers too)

October 2. Tonight, the Athens Mayor and Commission are going to vote to accept (or reject) the Athens in Motion Plan for walking and biking. The next agenda item is a vote on the Barnett Shoals demonstration project. Do we make it permanent? These comments may be mooted by the vote by the time you […]

Welcome to Biketober

If the bike is the answer, what is the question? That is what we will be asking this Biketober. All month at the shop, we are going to ask folks why they think the bike is the answer. We’ll put them on the wall and collect as many questions as we can! Swing by one […]

Barnett Shoals: FAQs

Before we answer some FAQs about the Barnett Shoals demo, we will be upfront: We support the Barnett Shoals on-street bike path project and we think you should too. Projects like this benefit everyone, even people who do not ride bikes. Don’t take our word for it—listen to the AARP: “[…] Bicycle-Friendly Streets Are Good […]

Barnett Shoals Demo Bike Lane Celebration

Athens-Clarke County is about to start a 30-day trial of the county’s first 2-way protected on-street bike path. Let’s celebrate! Let’s ride it! Running approximately from Barnett Shoals / Whitehall to Barnett Shoals / College Station, the on-street bike path will create a safe, comfortable connection to the College Station bike lanes and destinations beyond! […]