From Bike Emory and the Office of Sustainability: Would you like to ride a bicycle to Emory but feel unsure of where to ride or how to do so safely and confidently? Do you wish you knew more about the rules to follow, how to avoid crashes, and what to do in case of a flat tire? Do you want to gain enough knowledge to teach your children to ride carefully and wisely on their own?
If yes, then consider registering for a Confident City Cycling class at Emory. All classes are led by certified instructors from our friends at the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.
From superivising engineer Patrece G. Keeter via commissioner Larry Johnson: Please note the proposed times and dates for the next round of public meetings related to the Comprehensive Transportation Plan. Every effort has been made to rotate these meetings around the County- with all proposed locations being accessible to transit. The attached maps shows the locations where the first round of meetings (February meetings- blue dots), the second round of meetings (April Meetings- red dots) and the proposed final round of meetings (green dots).
For our cyclists and alternative transportation advocates from Fred Boykin (Bicycle South owner and City of Decatur commissioner): Last year, Georgia Bikes worked closely with GDOT and other organizations to develop a nationally recognized statewide "Complete Streets" policy. This new guidance ensures that all future roadway projects in Georgia that are funded with state or federal dollars must address the safety needs of all road users, including pedestrians and people who bike!
Fom the CEO's office: 2/9 at Maloof Center Auditorium, Decatur. "We need your help in updating the Dekalb County Transportation Plan."
From Saporta Report: "DeKalb County voters may get another shot at a transportation sales tax. DeKalb intends to ask the General Assembly in 2013 to approve a local option sales tax for an array of transportation purposes including congestion relief, according to the budget proposal released Friday by DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis...." [
From the North Druid Hills Briarcliff Patch: "DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis will join Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd to field calls from county residents Wednesday, June 13 at 7:30pm as part of a Wireside Chat about the July 31 Regional Transportation Referendum.... All questions will be answered live during the call or after in writing. Residents are asked to register for the Wireside Chat online at www.wiresidechats.com or by calling 404-463-3227." Read more.
From Emory's Sustainability Office: On July 31, our community will have the opportunity to vote for a transportation referendum that would fund a light rail link to Emory and bike, pedestrian and road improvements in the metro area. I am writing to ask that you stop to think where you will be on July 31. If you will not be in Atlanta and able to vote, please complete the attached absentee voting request form to ensure that an absentee ballot is sent to your summer address in July. Voter turnout of our community will be cri
From the AJC: Bicyclist struck on North Decatur Road, By Mike Morris and John Spink, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 8:36 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2012. Police were on the scene of an accident on a busy Decatur thoroughfare Monday morning in which a bicyclist was hit by a pickup truck. The cyclist was struck before 6:30 a.m. on North Decatur Road at Willivee Drive. [Read more at http://www.ajc.com/news/dekalb/bicyclist-dies-after-being-1428310.html ]
From the Decatur - Avondale Estates Patch: A man on a bicycle was struck by a truck and killed early Monday morning at North Decatur Road and Willivee Drive in Decatur. Tim Hatcher, the assistant Decatur fire chief, said the man was pronounced dead at DeKalb Medical. [Read more at http://decatur.patch.com/articles/bicyclist-killed-on-n-decatur-rd?ncid=... ]
From: Katherine Mason [mailto:Katherine@
From Emory's Office of Sustainability Initiatives: Please join the Office of Sustainability Initiatives for this special transportation town hall open to the community. On July 31st, the Metro Atlanta region will have the special opportunity to vote on a regional transportation 1% sales tax. Panelists will address the impact of this referendum on the Clifton Corridor and Atlanta, as well as answer your questions. Voter registration and absentee ballot requests will be available at the event. We look forward to seeing you there!