Atlanta, GA, is the capital of the New South and a national symbol of how a city can marry the best parts of the past and the future. But it also struggles with seemingly intractible traffic jams that haven't been broken by decades of road-building. In many neighborhoods, there's a sense that cars are the only reasonable transportation option.
But the 83,000 people who showed up to enjoy Atlanta Streets Alive in 2013 are a sign that Atlantans want more options. Mayor Kasim Reed's 2012 goal to vault Atlanta into the nation's top 10 biking cities led to the city's ambitious 2013-2014 bikeway building plan.
Current protected bike lanes
5th St. & W Peachtree St.
In 2012, the city of Atlanta, GA built 0.03 miles of protected bike lanes at 5th St. & W. Peachtree St. to connect already existing lanes. The city installed a cycletrack on one side of the road and a green bike lane on the other side of the road. A bike crossing signal was also installed.
In 2013, the city of Atlanta built a 1.34 mile protected bike lane on 10th St, from Monroe to Charles Allen. It is a two-way, one-sided lane that connects bicyclists between Midtown's core and the Beltline.