Mayor Reed, Atlanta City Council approve funding for new bike routes
ATLANTA, GA (CBS46) -
More options for riding bicycles safely around the city of Atlanta will be available this year as a result of Mayor Kasim Reed and the Atlanta City Council's support to fund $2.47 million to create new bicycle projects.
Twenty-six new projects will enhance safety and efficiency for current cyclists and is part of the city's plan to attract new riders by connecting neighborhoods to the Atlanta BeltLine and various activity and employment centers.
"Over the next three years, we have over $62 million in transportation projects planned for construction that include new bicycle paths, lanes and routes," said Mayor Kasim Reed. "This new funding supports my vision for complete streets that are designed for all citizens and modes of transportation," he said.
Attracting all types of riders and connecting diverse communities within the city of Atlanta is a major objective of the new investments in innovative bicycle improvements. Several two-way bicycle paths are included in the project plan.
New "cycle tracks" will connect Castleberry Hill to downtown, Midtown to Piedmont Park and the Old Fourth Ward to Freedom Park.
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Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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