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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! […]

BikeAthens Hires Full-Time Program Director

(Athens) The BikeAthens Board of Directors is proud to announce they have voted to hire Scott Long as full-time Program Director, effective September 1. Scott began volunteering with BikeAthens in 2015. In the three years since, he has logged over 2,500 volunteer hours and assumed a growing list of duties and responsibilities. According to Tyler […]

Barnett Shoals Call to Action

We recently wrote about how  much we love the recommendations for a protected bike lane / cycle track on the southeast side Barnett Shoals. We also expressed fear that the Mayor & Commission would not support the project. Our fears are becoming a reality. Some commissioners are unwilling to even try the protected bike lane on […]

Mid-Year Shop Report

“We repair bikes for people who need them.” Since the beginning of our community service programs, we have always partnered with social service agencies to provide bikes, lights, locks, and helmets to people in need of inexpensive transportation. But we do so much more. At our new West Broad Street location, we are donating more […]