Thanks to a $2.5 million boost, the City of Atlanta will start to see bike improvements this year. The Atlanta City Council voted Monday to support a package of high-priority bike improvements in conjunction with a number of other upgrades throughout the city over the next few years. Routes are designed to enhance heavily used corridors and increase connections to amenities and activity centers. We’re particularly excited about the projects that will enhance riders’ experience getting to and from the Atlanta BeltLine!
Projects that connect to the Atlanta BeltLine include:
- A cycle track from Monroe Drive at the northern end of the Eastside Trail, along 10th Street, to Piedmont Avenue.
- The addition of sharrows and lighting to Krog Street & tunnel; improved pavement in tunnel.
The cycle track along 10th Street is already underway. The first phase between Monroe Drive and Charles Allen is funded by the PATH Foundation. In similar projects, the City and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will be installing buffered bike lanes on Ponce de leon Avenue along with connections to the Eastside Trail.
The $2.5 million will fund all of 2013’s projects. Different funding sources will be leveraged for the 2014 improvements. Check out the google map with the bike projects and download the full project list along with the map below.