4. Encourage more designated ‘Walk-Friendly’ and ‘Bike-Friendly’ communities
Increasing the number of people walking and biking in the region requires a multi-pronged, holistic approach that includes improved infrastructure, robust educational outreach and increased public safety measures.
ARC’s bike-ped plan encourages communities across the region to strive to become designated Walk Friendly and/or Bike Friendly Communities. These programs provide a roadmap to help communities improve conditions for walking and bicycling.
ARC will become a resource center for communities that want to work towards becoming Walk Friendly and/or Bike Friendly places. The agency will provide technical assistance and convene an annual forum to bring together like-minded community leaders for sharing ideas, challenges and best practices.
There are six nationally-designated Walk-Friendly & Bike-Friendly Communities in the Atlanta region:
- City of Decatur – Walk Friendly & Bike Friendly
- City of Atlanta – Walk Friendly
- Peachtree City – Bike Friendly
- City of Roswell – Bike Friendly
- Georgia Tech – Bike Friendly University
- Emory University – Bike Friendly University