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Relay Bike Share virtual hub at GLC

Georgia Tech has worked with Relay Bike Share to create a new virtual hub at the GLC/10th & Home. A virtual hub lets Relay customers park at the racks at that location even though there’s not a Relay station, and they don’t have to pay the out-of-area fee. This was requested by the GLC residents and supported by GLC Housing administration. Depending on usage and other factors we may request an actual station at this location in the future when Relay starts installing new stations later this year. Students and anyone with a gatech.edu email address can sign up for Relay Bike Share at $7.50/month which includes 90 minutes of riding time daily. Relay has 6 stations on campus with approximately 60 bikes, and 500 bikes at 65 stations throughout Atlanta. Please see www.relaybikeshare.com for more info.

Bicycle Master Plan Released

The Georgia Tech Bicycle Campus Master Plan is developed with a focus on creating a safe, healthy and positive campus biking environment.  It is also focused on establishing Georgia Tech as a national leader in higher education bicycle planning, design and culture.  The goals and recommendations in this plan are developed to position Georgia Tech to reach even higher and achieve Gold or Platinum designation.

The full plan, published by Capital Planning and Space Management, is located here.

New Fix-It Station at Police Station

We have a second fix-it station and pump installed at the Police Station, located at the intersection of Hemphill and Ferst Drive. Please feel free to use it and encourage your friends to do so as well! The other fix-it station is near the east end of Tech Walkway, and there is an outdoor air pump at the Parking and Transportation office in Tech Square. Comments welcome at info@bike.gatech.edu.

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Improvements Coming to bike.gatech.edu

We’re in the process of upgrading our website; keep an eye out for a shiny new look soon! Since we’re here to help you, the cyclists on campus, we want your feedback on what the new bike.gatech.edu should be. Let us know in the comments what new features you want, or if you have ideas to improve an existing function. A few ideas are below, but we can’t think of everything – thanks for your help!

  • Maps of cycling-friendly routes
  • Instructions for repairs you can do yourself
  • A calendar of rides and cycling events, both on campus and throughout Atlanta
  • Recommendations on what to look for when buying a new or new-to-you bike
  • Tips to stay safe for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists
  • How to get discounts at local businesses for being a cyclist
  • Information on programs for commuters that complement cycling to work
  • (Your idea here!)

Georgia Tech and the BIIC: Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s 2011 Partner of the Year

Congratulations to Georgia Tech and the Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee: the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition awarded them with the title of 2011 Partner of the Year at ABC’s annual members’ night on Friday. This award recognizes the organization which contributed the most to supporting ABC’s efforts at making Atlanta more bike-friendly, and 2011 included some particularly stiff competition, including Sopo Cooperative, New Belgium Brewery, the Atlanta Falcons, and Metro Atlanta Cycling Club (MACC).

While this award is a great honor, and a wonderful recognition of the phenomenal support that Georgia Tech has shown for bicycling over the last year, it is our intent to keep pushing for bigger and better things for the university, and Atlanta at large. 2011 was a great year for bicycling in Atlanta, and despite challenges to federal funding in Washington, 2012 provides us with a monumental transportation opportunity in the form of the TIA referendum this July, which could dramatically change the face of transportation in the metro area. In addition, some big plans from ABC, the City of Atlanta, and growing partnerships between some of our cities’ biggest stakeholders, all point towards reason for optimism for bicycling in 2012 and beyond.

On behalf of the BIIC, we’d like to thank everyone for their support and passion, and we hope you’ll continue to let us know how we can make Georgia Tech and Atlanta a better place for bicycling.

Thank you ABC!

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