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Dialogue with Jim Thompson–ABH Editorial

Over the past few months, Athens-Banner Editorial Editor (and dedicated bike commuter) Jim Thompson has written frequently about alternative transportation.  Always eager to talk about transportation choices, we joined the debate in print and in our newsletter. We’ll collect and re-print our responses here.  Jim’s original articles, of course, can be found here. Note: A version of […]

Athens Newest Bike Lane: Thinking Inside the Box

UGA just installed some cool new bike infrastructure on campus!  As Sanford Drive approaches the Baldwin St, it narrows to become a bus-only one-way street.  In 2011-2012, BikeAthens worked with community partners and UGA Police to install a counter-flow bike lane on the downhill section (more info here).  This summer, UGA upgraded Sanford again!  The […]

BRP Anniversary Slide Show

Last weekend, our Bike Recycling Program celebrated the 10th Anniversary of its first repair session (10 bikes repaired)!  To honor the occasion, we sifted through the archives to catalog BRP’s history.  While the slide show we created is not a comprehensive record of the past 10 years; it does wonderfully illustrate a decade of camaraderie […]

Navigating the Tate Center

Since 2003, there have been 14 car-bike collisions at the intersection of Lumpkin and the Tate Center parking lot. In raw numbers, the intersection is one of the most crash-prone in all of Georgia. So far, the car driver was at fault in all 14 reported accidents. 11 times the driver turned right in front […]

Preliminary Plans for Clayton St. SPLOST Improvements

Early plans for improved pedestrian and infrastructure facilities on Clayton Street are now available and open for comment.  The plans call for wider sidewalks, a few less car parking spaces, and small pedestrian plazas on the street corners. BikeAthens will be talking more about our position on the near future.  In brief, we want to […]

Enjoy the Bye Week: ride a bike!

Need something to do during the Dawgs bye week? Take advantage of the lovely weather and hop on a bike! Saturday, we are teaming with Safe Kids Athens to host a kids bike safety rodeo at Malcolm Bridge Elementary School (10:00am-1:00pm). Saturday is also the Teardrop Metric Century starting at Waktinsville. Sunday is the Athens […]

Prince Avenue Work Session Tonight!

Tonight’s Mayor and Commission work session with the Planning Department will address Prince Avenue (5:30 PM at 120 W. Dougherty in the Auditorium). BikeAthens, and many others, have worked for years to make Prince Avenue more bicycle and pedestrian friendly. Tonight’s the next step. Anyone interested in Prince Avenue’s development should swing by the meeting […]

Still Time to Comment on College Station Bike Lanes

If you were not able to make it the public forum on the proposed College Station bike lanes, there is still time to comment. Here are links to a fact sheet and an electronic copy of the comment card. We’ll be posting our thoughts on the project in tomorrow’s newsletter. Fact Sheet (1) College Station […]