We teamed up with Saris to offer free bike racks to four deserving comunities in Georgia. We received many deserving entries, a sure sign that much more quality bike parking is needed throughout Georgia.
We're very happy to announce our winners:
Congratulations! You'll be receiving your free Bike Dock in 3-4 weeks so that your customers, visitors, and residents will have safe, secure bike parking. Many thanks to Saris for providing this opportunity!
With funding from Georgia's "Share the Road" specialty car tag, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety has awarded an $84,000 grant to Georgia Bikes to improve bicyclist safety in the state. This award represents the fifth year of such funding from GOHS and will support free law enforcement workshops, bicycle safety events throughout the state, the purchase and distribution of our popular Bicyclist Pocket Guides, and continued training for our staff in the best practices for bicycle safety education and outreach. The GOHS grant also provided significant support for the 2014 Georgia Bike Summit in Columbus.
With our partners at GOHS, we're working to reduce the number of bicyclist fatalities and serious injuries in Georgia. We sincerely thank GOHS for their commitment to safer roadways for all users and look forward to utilizing their support to improve bicyclist safety in Georgia.
The League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of newly designated Bicycle Friendly Communities, and Georgia got some great news.
Congratulations to Peachtree City, the state's newest bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community!
Peachtree City features over 90 miles of paved multi-use paths that are open to golf carts, pedestrians, and bicyclists. The city is also creating bike-friendly streets and roads to accommodate daily bike travel and recreational cycling. Peachtree City joins seven other communities in GA with the BFC designation.
We want to recognize the city of Alpharetta as well for its Honorable Mention. Keep up the great work, Bike Alpharetta!
Our neighbors in Chattanooga also deserve a high-five. The city moved up from bronze to silver, one of only a handful of cities in the southeast to have earned that designation. So far, all the BFC's in Georgia are bronze level. Who will emerge as our first silver-level city?