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We celebrate another year of advocacy in Alpharetta, Georgia on July 25 as Bike Alpharetta turns 9!

Even with limitations due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bike Alpharetta continues to advocate for safer bicycle infrastructure in our community and to support local cyclists of all ages and abilities. Our work is even more important now as there are more families cycling together and new cyclists taking up the sport!

Here’s a quick recap of some of our accomplishments this past year:

Bikes for Kids: Nearly 300 used bikes rescued for needy Fulton kids
Adopt-A-Mile: De-littering the next to roads for cyclists and pedestrians
Zen Rides: Casual Greenway rides for everyone
Beginner’s Ride: Helping newcomers learn how to ride safely
Infrastructure: Advising and advocating with the City of Alpharetta
– Endorsing Bike Trail study for North Point Mall connectivity
– Westside Parkway striping for bike lanes
– Bike lanes/shoulder advice for Rucker Road
– Start of Kimball Br construction (to include bike lane!)
– Bethany/Mayfield bike lane configuration
– Alpha Loop bike repair stations
– Greenway expansion (underway!)

Cycling advocacy is super hard work, and we really thank all of our past volunteers and board members for their insight and time. Thank you also to the City of Alpharetta for continuing to make Alpharetta an Awesome place to ride bikes!

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Don’t let the Coronavirus keep you from getting some exercise! Our first ever “Do It Yourzelf Zen Ride” will start June 5 – and continue on the first and third Fridays of every month. Start out on the Greenway (bike, run, walk, skate) from Marconi Drive trailhead, and then end with adult beverages at Jekyll Brewing Taproom (also near the Marconi Drive trailhead). Ride solo or with family after work — the Taproom is open from 4 pm to 10 pm on Fridays. Note that Taproom has outdoor seating, and interior seating is available again. Please patronize Jekyll Brewing as they are a highly valued sponsor of Bike Alpharetta!

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Here is an update on the extension of the Big Creek Greenway up to Forsyth County. It’s one of the most anticipated pedestrian and cycling projects in our area. The Alpharetta portion is due to be complete by end of 2021!

The City of Alpharetta is working to extend the Big Creek Greenway north from the Marconi Drive trailhead along Windward Parkway to connect to the Forsyth County line along McGinnis Ferry Road. This project includes construction of one pedestrian/cycling bridge, new concrete trail and a pedestrian/cyclist culvert under Windward Pkwy. When the full project is completed by Alpharetta and Forsyth County, it will result in a trail system that runs more than 14 miles through Roswell, Alpharetta, and Forsyth County. Ultimately the trail system will span from the Chattahoochee River in Roswell to Bethelview Road in Forsyth County.

PROJECT PLAN:

https://www.alpharetta.ga.us/…/gre…/project-timeline-updates

MAP:

https://www.alpharetta.ga.us/…/route-plan—big-creek-green…

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Stay Healthy

As we navigate the ongoing health crisis related to the Coronavirus pandemic, please remember to continue business with your local bike shops! Most have curbside service, and online! They are essential businesses to keep us rolling along – commute, run errands, stretch our minds/legs, visit loved ones and elderly friends.

Start by checking out a local bike shop via Facebook:

Cannon Cyclery Twisted Spokes Bicycles Roswell Bicycles Fresh Bikes Atlanta Cycling Whitetail Bicycles & Coffee Shop Reality Bikes REI

Here is a good read about safe cycling in the age of coronavirus – https://www.bikelaw.com/2020/03/cycling-in-the-age-of-coronavirus/

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Success! – Bikes For Kids 2019

2019BikesForKids-Recap publicinfo

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Georgia Gives Day!

Dec. 4 – Georgia Gives Day – funds go to support Bikes for Kids! THANK YOU to so many people who did click and donate. Bike Alpharetta raised $1287!! Click the link in the column to the right to continue donates in 2020.

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Exciting Plans for Webb Bridge Rd

The City unveiled plans for the Webb Bridge project at a well attended meeting October 15, 2019. We are really pleased that the City listened and was able to incorporate many suggestions from the community (including cyclists). The design will be posted soon on the City’s website, but we wanted to share some of the key elements:

– 8′ sidewalks and 4′ bike lanes
– access to the Greenway for cyclists traveling West
– a roundabout at Webb Bridge Way

Along with the Alpha-Loop and North Point District, as well as numerous other projects, walking and biking will keep getting more connected, safer, and better in Alpharetta!

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There are a lot of exciting road and path improvements underway and in planning. Here are a few updates from our recent meetings with the City:

Bethany & Mayfield: Build Pending
Roundabout intersection, ~120’
4ft bike lane for eastbound traffic
Targeted finish Q3 2020

Morris Rd @ Webb: Build In-progress
120’ Roundabout
4ft Bike Lanes north of Roundabout, connection to Webb Br
Pathway access to park Old Milton & GA400, Q4 2019

Greenway Extension: Build Pending
Mixed surface, largely at grade concrete path, with raised walkway
Construction Start Jan/Feb 2020
City to find the means to fund for 2020 budget – part of the 8/19 workshop

Kimball Bridge – East of North Point: Build Pending
Features: Westbound bike lane (Northside), Eastbound 10ft sidewalk (Southside)
Awaiting ROW acquisition

Rucker Rd: Build In-Progress
Maintain 10’ lane end-to-end (Houze to Wills), consistent with Roswell’s implementation
Features: Bike Lanes on the eastside, Multiuse pathways in both sides of street
Construction Complete target year end 2019

Alpha Loop – Thompson Rd: Build In-Progress
Connection from City Center to Avalon, completion target end of year

Academy St: Design In-Progress
3-4ft bike both directions, 6’ sidewalk
No roundabouts, not enough $$
Project spans Loxford Ln/Academy Park to Westside Pkwy

Webb Br East: Design In-Progress
Features 8’ multi + 4 ft bikes lanes, Westbound greenway entrance
More design work required….2yrs
Public Reveal preliminary design – September/October

Hopewell & Vaughn: Conceptual Design Pending
Roundabout intersection, 104’ minimum, but will try to incorporate larger, 110 – 120’
Design Funding Approved 08/19

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