New Video of the Big Creek Greenway Extension in Alpharetta!
Check out the cool video of what it is like to ride the beautiful Greenway extension!
City Bike Routes and Maps
The Big Creek Greenway has been extended in June 2021, with an extra 2.2 miles! You can now walk, ride, roll or ride between Marconi Drive and Union Hill Park. It’s all concrete and provides a tunnel under Windward Parkway!
The City of Alpharetta, with input from non-profit organization Bike Alpharetta Inc., has adopted four City Bike Routes and a City Bike Routes Map. These routes are recommended for easy connectivity to parks, schools and shopping, as well as beautiful roadways with wide shoulders or bike lanes for safer travel. These routes are marked on Share the Road signs with a designated route color and the number of miles to/from the new City Center, ranging from six to 16 miles. The Orange Route (12 miles) and Yellow Route (9 miles) provide connection to the Big Creek Greenway. Coming soon – Alpha Loop!
Bike Alpharetta will have new printed Big Creek Greenway maps in spring 2022, which will be available for free at Alpharetta City Hall, Parks & Recreation office, Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Jekyll Brewing Taproom, REI, Pedego Electric Bikes, Cannon Cyclery, and other bike shops around town.
Use links below for Bike Maps
- Big Creek Greenway Map
- New Greenway Extension
- City Bike Route Map
- Big Creek Greenway – park rules
Local Bike Shops and Organizations
Atlanta Cycling – two locations
1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell
3576 Peachtree Ind. Blvd, Duluth
1000 Northfield Ct Suite 150, Roswell
Fresh Bike Service
1575 Old Alabama Rd #209, Roswell
6480 North Point Pkwy #1100B
20 Tri-County Plaza, Cumming
7531 North Point Pkwy, Alpharetta
670 Houze Way, Roswell
Whitetail Bicycles & Cyclery Cafe
770 Mid Broadwell Rd, Milton
RAMBO (Roswell Alpharetta Mountain Bike
NITRO (North-Metro Interscholastic Trail Riding
Link to register is here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/alpharetta/Activity_Search?applyFiltersDefaultValue=true&cat=Activities&txtActivitySearch=trails%20and%20ales
Click It and Fix It
The City of Alpharetta is partnering with 3rd party provider, SeeClickFix.com, in a program to provide citizens & businesses with a method of reporting issues within the city.
SeeClickFix.com is an online web application that allows any individual to report non-emergency issues such as graffiti, potholes or traffic safety issues on a map for everyone to see. Click Here
MARTA and Bicycle Commuting
Driving isn’t your only option for getting around Alpharetta, or for commuting to other metro communities. Try using your bicycle for your commute, even if just once a week. You can use the Big Creek Greenway to easily move along the north-south corridor near N. Point Parkway and to access Park & Ride lots on Mansell Road and N. Point Parkway. MARTA is a bike-friendly option for east-west connections, as every bus has storage racks for two bikes. Once on a MARTA train, all offer plenty of room for both you and your bicycle.
Read more here.
The Alpha Loop is progressing even more!
The City of Alpharetta continues to build out the Alpha Loop, a multi-use pathway that connects key city locations. Recently, the City Council approved connections to the Greenway. Keep up to date on developments and maps at the city website:
Position Statement – Webb Bridge Road
Bike Alpharetta appreciates the continued opportunity to provide input to the City of Alpharetta on the design of the Webb Bridge Corridor. At the meeting on October 10th and 11th, the City presented new design options. Bike Alpharetta is aligned with the City and is pleased to see incorporation of cycling specific infrastructure to allow for accessible and safe cycling.
After further consideration of the options presented, we believe that on-road bike lanes are the best option, rather than the raised, separated bike lane directly next to a path. This will allow cyclists to transition more easily with traffic in order to make turns and, in general, provide for safer crossing at intersections.
We would also like to make an additional suggestion. Where there is sufficient room, we would like the city to consider a painted, striped buffer separating the vehicle lane from the four-foot bike lane. We believe that this would provide some additional security to cyclists and increase usage as well.
Online map provided by City – click here