The Cycle Atlanta: Phase 1.0 Study represents a strategy to create a complete and connected network of high-quality bicycle facilities in the core of the city.
The focus of the study is on five cycling corridors that extend from the Atlanta BeltLine into the center of the city. Completing the bikeway network along each of these corridors will improve cycling conditions and expand route options that are desirable for a wide range of cyclists. When implemented, the improved and expanded bikeway network will enhance connections between neighborhoods, job centers, transit stations, tourist attractions, shops, and restaurants, as well as other daily destinations.
To develop facility concepts and route alignments, Alta worked with City staff, key local stakeholders, and the community. The proposed facilities are based on guidance from the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide and then calibrated to local context and policy. The route alignments were also developed using data from the Cycle Atlanta app, which is a smartphone app developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology that tracks bicycle trip information for app users. To connect policy and concepts to implementation, the study provides a five-year implementation strategy for each of the five corridors that include cross-section treatments and planning-level cost estimates.