Atlanta’s First Chief Bicycle Officer Is Going to Have a Busy Year
Next City, 1/11/16
Bikeability in the car-centric city has improved dramatically in the last three years. Atlanta’s Bike Score jumped from 43 to 50, earning it an official “Bikeable” moniker. Preservationist/cyclist Nedra Deadwyler launched Civil Bikes, offering bike tours designed to spark conversations about equity and accessibility in the city.
I’ve only been to Atlanta once but even in a car the traffic was terrifying. It’s surrounded and intersected by highways so bad that they actually have “accident lanes.” Like a breakdown lane but with more impact.
The part of this story that cracks me up is the fact that a deadline was created for progress and people are upset that it wasn’t met. That’s kind of like complaining when you lose money betting on a toddler race.