Eighth annual "Ride to the Capitol" seeks to raise awareness to issues of bicycle safety.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, March 27
Cyclists from Atlanta as well as Decatur, Avondale Estates and other suburbs pedaled to the state Capitol Tuesday, March 26, as part of their efforts to raise awareness around the need for improved bike riding conditions to make it safer for them to ride. The riders sought to impress on state legislators and Georgia Department of Transportation officials three key points:
Following Friday night efforts geared toward promoting safety, cyclists will take off for a Tour de Lights bike ride throughout the city.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Atlanta City Councilman Michael Julian Bond is partnering with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition to promote bicycle safety. Bond is donating bicycle lights for the annual “Let’s Get Visible” initiative followed by a bicycle “Tour de Lights” on Friday, Dec. 14. He and members of ABC will hold a news conference in Woodruff Park at 6 p.m. to promote the annual initiative. Bond, chairman of the council’s public safety committee, decided to donate 200 lights to ABC’s effort to ensure that all Atlanta area cyclists in need of a light have access to one. Bond will distribute the lights to ABC volunteers, who in turn will pass them along to cyclists they encounter in need during evening hours. The city of Atlanta has experienced a dramatic increase …