Bicycle + Walk
Human-powered commuting means better health and no air pollution
More than 25% of all auto trips are less than a mile. If you choose to walk or bike shorter trips, you can get active, get fresh air, reduce traffic congestion and cut down on emissions.
Resources to help you get going
- The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition offers bike safety classes – learn safe methods of riding on the road and in traffic. Find out which organization serves your area to schedule these classes.
Organizations supporting biking and walking efforts
- Atlanta Bicycle Coalition – A member-based nonprofit advocate for better bicycling in Atlanta.
- Atlanta BeltLine – A development effort providing a network of parks, multi-use trails, and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor connecting 45 intown neighborhoods.
- Cycle Atlanta – Developed by Georgia Tech, working closely with the Atlanta Regional Commission and the City of Atlanta, this free app uses your phone's GPS to record your bike routes in real-time, allowing the City of Atlanta to know which routes cyclists prefer. The app allows users to report problems along the way such as potholes or obstructed bike lanes.
- The PATH Foundation – A nonprofit organization that works to develop trails and linear parks.
- Atlanta Track Club – Find walking/running routes in the Metro Atlanta area. You can also find running groups to participate in.
- PEDS – An advocacy organization dedicated to making Metro Atlanta safe and accessible for all pedestrians.
- Georgia Bikes-An advocacy organization working to promote cycling and improved cycling conditions throughout the state.
- Georgia DOT Bike and Pedestrian Program – Offers technical assistance, engineering, and planning guidance, public information, and educational materials and programs for cyclists and walkers.