Georgia Rides to the Capitol: March 27th
Every March, our statewide advocacy group, Georgia Bikes!, partners with the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association and countless sponsors to lead over 1,000 cyclists in a ride to the State Capitol, where they rally for bicycling and improved legislation. Last year the event spurred Lt. Gov Casey Cagle to helm a three foot safe passing law, which passed in May of 2011 and represented a tremendous win for cyclists all over the state.
This year, the focus will be on pushing for the following three priorities:
1) Implement a statewide Complete Streets policy, which will ensure that future road projects in Georgia meet the needs of all road users, including cyclists;
2) Protect the legal rights of cyclists; and
3) Secure a fair share of dedicated funding for bicycle facilities and infrastructure.
Last year Georgia Tech led a contingent of campus advocates to join the event, and we had a great time (the announcer makes the whole event sound like a WWE showdown, plus the Governor and Lt. Governor usually speak, as well as a number of local mayors), so we’ll be doing it again this year!
The event is March 27th, and a group will be departing from campus (meeting at 11:15 at the corner of Ferst Drive and Atlantic), to join up with the larger group around 11:30 and then head to the Capitol.