BikeAthens

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

BikeAthens is a transportation choices organization based in Athens, Georgia. It is incorporated as, and originally known as, the Athens/Clarke Safe Cycling Association.[1] BikeAthens is an affiliate group of Common Ground Athens.

Mission[edit]

The mission of BikeAthens is:

BikeAthens promotes transportation and land-use policies that improve alternative modes of transportation, including pedestrian, cycling, and public transit options. The mission of our organization is to make alternative transportation a practical, convenient, and safe option for all citizens of Athens-Clarke County.[2]

Programs[edit]

  • Bike Education: Through bike education workshops and courteous mass rides, BikeAthens works to develop safe, knowledgeable cyclists.
  • Advocacy: BikeAthens has been active in promoting the placement of bike lanes and other measures for safe cycling in Athens.[3]
  • Bike Recycling: The bike recycling program repairs donated or police impound bikes and distributes them through partnerships with local social service agencies.[4]
  • Athens Clarke County Bike Map: First published in 2005, with updated editions in 2007 and 2010, the bike map displays streets rated for motor vehicle traffic, presence of bike lanes, and topography.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Athens-Clarke Safe Cycling Association (original site)
  2. ^ UGA Libraries: Athens-Clarke County Transportation
  3. ^ Baxter Street lane reconfiguration gets go-ahead, Athens Banner-Herald, September 5, 2000.
  4. ^ BikeAthens gives disabled man ride to work, Athens Banner-Herald, July 25, 2005.