Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and PEDS formalize merger

Together, the two organizations will strengthen their capacity to champion safe, equitable, and sustainable transportation solutions for all Atlantans ATLANTA (June 17, 2021) — The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and PEDS — two of the Southeast’s leading organizations dedicated to sustainable transportation advocacy — are thrilled to announce they have formally merged as of June 17, 2021.

Enjoy National Walking Day!

For me, every day is walking day. But since the first Wednesday of April is National Walking Day, let’s all make April 3 really special. Celebrate by joining us for a downtown walk. Grab your coffee and meet outside Starbucks for a morning walk with your fellow pedestrian and bicycle advocates. Everyone welcome! If you

Action Alert

Please join us in urging Atlanta officials to make Safe and Complete Streets projects the top priority! Round 1 of Atlanta’s public meetings about Renew Atlanta and TSPLOST priorities are now underway. Round 2 begins on February 26. The City is considering three options. Option 1 makes Complete Streets projects, including ones on Monroe Drive

Prohibit riding motorized scooters on sidewalks!

Shareable motorized scooters have great potential, especially as a fun, convenient alternative to relying on cars to reach nearby destinations. PEDS welcomes this sort of future, but it’s essential that people ride scooters in the road, not on sidewalks. Sidewalks must remain safe and welcoming for people on foot and using wheelchairs. Period. During July, Sally Flocks,

Demand safe sidewalks and crossings on Monroe Drive

At the Renew Atlanta meeting last week, I was just one of many who was shocked and disappointed by the city’s latest recommendations for the Monroe Drive/Boulevard Complete Street project. “As a Monroe Drive resident with a new baby,” Kristie Clark told me, “I am positively gutted by the latest proposal.” As currently designed, Monroe

Dangerous curbs challenge people with disabilities

Before you judge a man, the old saying goes, walk a mile in his shoes.  Yet before most people could possibly understand what James Curtis experiences on a daily basis, we’d have to roll a mile in his wheelchair. James, who is 46 and lives in Buckhead, relies on his wheelchair and MARTA to get

New to Town: Patty explores by walking

At her day job, Patty Boston works as a Project Administrator for AECOM. On the weekends, she is one of the regulars on walks with her local 50+ Walks group in Norcross. Patty has always been a walker. “My goal is to stay healthy and active. I’m one who wants to be healthy and walking

In memory of Susan Collins

Susan Collins was a long time supporter of PEDS. She died this year and to keep her memory and her passion for improving the walkability of our region for all alive, we wanted to share a little bit about Collins. We interviewed Collins back in 2015 to hear about her life without a car. She

50+ Walks Profile: David in Norcross

“My name is David, and I have worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency   in downtown Atlanta for the past 30 years.” David lives just outside Atlanta. “I moved to Norcross from Doraville, Georgia in 2013,” he says, “I’m looking forward to getting more involved in the Norcross community once I retire in the next

Citizen feedback: how to make Atlanta more accessible

Jamie Olson is a long time supporter of PEDS. He primarily gets around by using MARTA and walking. In Atlanta this is no simple task with broken sidewalks, missing sidewalks, and a driver culture that does not put pedestrian safety first. Add in the fact that Atlanta’s sidewalks rarely meet ADA guidelines and you have