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Supporting Bicycling at Georgia Tech

$10,000 Bikes Belong Grant Award!

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The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition was recently awarded a grant in partnership with Georgia Tech, Midtown Alliance and the City of Atlanta to improve bike connectivity and safety at the intersection of 5th Street and West Peachtree Street.  Innovations from the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide will be used in this project to connect two segments of existing bike lanes along 5th Street. Partners Georgia Tech, the City of Atlanta, and the Midtown Alliance share the goals of increasing safety and accessibility while making riding an appealing transportation option on campus and throughout the city. Bikes Belong’s grant of $10,000 will fund material costs while leveraging in-kind donations of engineering and design work.  Midtown Alliance and Georgia Tech’s Parking and Transportation will contribute $8,000 in matching funds.  Big thanks to ABC, Midtown Alliance and the City of Atlanta’s transportation planning staff for all their hard work!

Aaron November 22, 2011 Leave A Comment Permalink

viaCycle’s Official Launch

Lance Lunsway introduces President Peterson

Georgia Tech Parking and Transortation Director Lance Lunsway introduces President Peterson, Atlanta City Council Member Keisha Bottoms and viaCycle CEO Kyle Azevedo. 11/15/2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aaron November 15, 2011 Leave A Comment Permalink

Georgia Tech becomes an official member of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition!

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While the two organizations have partnered on many projects in the past, including the university’s Starter Bikes program, the Institute’s administration wanted to further its support this month by becoming an official corporate member of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. Georgia Tech believes this financial contribution to ABC will make the Institute and its surrounding neighborhoods safer, easier, and more attractive to bicycle.

One great example of this is a recent grant application that Georgia Tech’s Parking and Transportation Services and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition have partnered on to improve bicycle safety at the intersection of 5th Street and West Peachtree Street in Technology Square.  Read more about GT and ABC’s hard work in a recent Creative Loafing article here.  If awarded the grant, the Midtown Alliance and Georgia Tech have earmarked $8,000 in matching funds to complete the project.

Georgia Tech is excited to be an official member and looks forward to our continued partnership with ABC.

-Aaron Fowler, Alternative Transportation Coordinator @ Georgia Tech

 

Aaron October 6, 2011 4 Comments Permalink

Hello Ga Tech!

We’re working hard on bringing you the Institute’s first website totally dedicated to bicycling around campus and Atlanta.  Lots of updates coming soon!

-Bike GT