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!