Bike Athens Updates

October 12, 2006
• Bike Recycling Program finds new home
• UGA Campaign for Charities benefits BA
• Halloween-themed Courteous Mass in October
• BA events calendar online
• Public Comment sought by Federal Transit Admin.

June 16, 2006
- ACC Launches Neighborhood Traffic Management Program
- BikeAthens participates in PPA
- BRP at Camp Summer Spree
- BRP on summer break

March 22, 2006
• Still seeking board members
• Earth Fare and BikeAthens: Fair weather friends
• Official GreenFest launch this weekend
• Volunteers needed!
• Rubbage: Fun word, fun ride!
• BikeAthens in the news
• Transportation in the news

March 2 , 2006
• ALERT: Transportation vote Tuesday
• Board members wanted!
• Kids’ bike rodeo vols needed
• Bike Recycling in gear for 2006
• BikeAthens in the news
• Transportation in the news

January 18, 2006
• No bike-ped funding through 2012
• NEW: Give to Safe Routes online!
• BikeAthens to co-host movie night
• Correction
• BikeAthens in the news
• Transportation in the news

December 17, 2005
• Bike Recycling Program celebrates 2005
• Troubling forecast for 2006
• UGA extends alt-trans program
• BikeAthens 2006 wish list
• Thank you!
• Transportation in the news

November 15, 2005
• Federal employees give to BikeAthens
• Baxter street forum Wednesday
• Transportation items on M&C agenda
• "Share The Road" license plate on sale soon

October 17, 2005
• UGA employees give to BikeAthens
• Old Lexington/Barnett Shoals forum tonight
• M&C agenda session Thursday
• Rail-Trail cookbook now on sale

October 2, 2005
• Celebrate Walk & Bike to School Day Wednesday
• October 13 Prince forum scheduled
• Projects open to input in October
• M&C approve rail-trail land deal
• BikeAthens in the news

September 22, 2005
• Make Prince Safe Now!
• Two pedestrians killed in two days
• Commission rail-trail vote expected
• M&C to address sidewalks, Old Hull Road
• Tour de Sprawl/Safe Routes Athens news

September 5, 2005
• Prince comments accepted Tuesday
• More positive press for Bike Recycling Program

August 21, 2005
• Prince repaving in the works?
• Little movement on Old Hull

August 14, 2005
• Bike maps available now
• Old Hull Road update
• Safe Routes takes off at Barrow
• Sidewalk demand outpaces funding
• UGA alt-trans passes now available

MACORTS Transportation Improvement Program
on October 19, 2009

Milledge Ext. Multi-use Proposal
on October, 16, 2009

2009 MACORTS Comments
on August 15, 2009

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2007-08 MACORTS TIP Draft Comments
on August 10, 2007

Mayor and Commission to vote on Park and Ride
on May 1 , 2007

Road 1 Cycling Course set for Athens
on Feb. 16-17, 2007

Comprehensive Plan - Subcommittee Launch
on Feb. 3, 2007

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Mitchell Bridge Road Changes
December 2006

GDOT's State Bike & Pedestrian Conference
Tue Oct 24 - Wed Oct 25   Decatur, Georgia

2007-2009 MACORTS Draft TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PLAN (TIP) BikeAthens Review and Commentary (pdf) July 27, 2006

BikeAthens to Host League Cycling Instructor (LCI) Training July 21-23


From July 11 Athens Transit Public Information Meetings
12 July, 2006
RE: the long-awaited night service and the transition from the City Hall Transfer Center to the newly constructed Multi-Modal Transportation Center.

New Transportation Funding Option: HB 1382 6 March, 2006

GTA legislative agenda (pdf) February 2006

Urgent Call for Action on HR 168 16 February, 2006

Map of Bike Racks on the Main UGA Campus (2.3 mb pdf) January 2006

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Bike recycling program celebrates 2005
December 2005 "In the Spotlight"

House Resolution 168 RE: Public transportation as an essential governmental function (offsite link) 2005

Members spend holiday recycling donated wheels - BikeAthens program (offsite link)
By Blake Aued - Athens Banner Herald, November 25, 05

Athens Transit System Transit Development Plan (5.6 mb pdf) October 2005

"Bus expansion riding on vote by commission," Athens Banner- Herald: October 22, 2005 (offsite link)

UGA seeks your suggestions for additional sheltered bike racks.
October 2005

Athens Transit System Transit Development Plan
October 2005 (pdf - 5.64 mb)

Prince Avenue Possible Three-Lane Conversion - N. Milledge Avenue to Pulaski Street (pdf)
Athens-Clarke County Transportation & Public Works
A slide presentation from the October 13 forum.

Public Discussion Scheduled RE: 3-Lane Prince Ave
Repaving to proceed October 3, with temporary striping. Public Discussion Scheduled for October 13, 7pm, ARMC
3-laning consideration on commission agenda for Nov.

MAKE PRINCE SAFE NOW! Take action this month
When Prince Avenue is repaved in just a few weeks it will be striped exactly as it appears today: four lanes for cars, no new safety measures for people. Local officials have the power ...
September 15, 2005

BikeAthens turns trash to transportation
Article by Lizzy Fritts, Published in the Red and Black
September 02, 2005

Now, not later: Make Prince safe!
August 31, 2005

Rail-Trail at the mercy of Tailgate Station (offsite link)
BikeAthens board member Dorothy O'Niell details a serious threat to the East Athens project in a forum piece in the July 23 Banner Herald.
July 2005

Bike Recycling News
Recycled bike assists father with disability to attend training for employment.
Georgia Department of Labor Press Release
July 2005

Transit Action Alert
Contact ACC Mayor & Commission about transit funding.
May 2005

MACORTS - Submit comments on MACORTS Transportation Improvement Plan (pdf)
An overview of the TIP, what it means and how to comment.

Banner Herald Editorial and Corresponding Letters to the Editor(offsite link)
"Bicycles aren't viable option for commuting" - Editorial Published in the Athens Banner-Herald on Friday, April 15, 2005

South Milledge Avenue Bike Facilities
A Summary of Alternatives and a Recommended Option
March 2005

ACC Transit Fare Increase Public Hearings (offsite link)
Information on public hearings to be held on the transit fare increase on
March 22, 23, and 24.
Also... View fact sheet on the Transit Development Plan with a public opinion survey people can mail in. (pdf)

Public transit seen as solution for non-attainment in Athens-Clarke (pdf)
Article from the Red and Black by Sarah Gilliam, February 2005

ACC Commision Vote on TEA projects - Submit your opinion
ACC will vote on March 1 about which projects to submit for federal funding. Which do you think should be proceeded

HR 168 - Public transportation; governmental function; create corporation or authority
New bill sponsored by Keith Heard and Jane Kidd to allow creation of transportation authority that is permitted to raise funds to pay for public transit.
February 2005

Bike Facilities Update
February 2005

Georgia Transit Association: Legislative Agenda 2005 (pdf)
Jan 2005

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New bike racks with lockers now available in downtown Athens parking deck
July 2004

MACORTS - Why the Mayor & Commission Should Vote "No Confidence" in the Long Range Transportation Plan
June 2004

MACORTS Public Input Period
Let the Transportation Planners know which projects you want to see in Athens over the next 20 years! Dealine July 9
June 2004

MACORTS LRTP Summary (Long Range Transportation Plan) (pdf)
This pdf file is a 24 page summary of the LRTP created by John Huie.
June 2004

MACORTS TIP Summary (Transportation Improvment Plan) (pdf)
This pdf file is an 8 page summary of the TIP created by John Huie.
June 2004

Williams Street Bike Lanes
New paving and bike lane stiping on Williams street create problematic conditions for cyclist.
May 2004

GDOT makes positve moves
The Georgia Department Of Transportation (GDOT) made two moves recently that could prove positive to bicycling and walking everywhere in the state.
April 2004

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