Atlanta Bicycle Coalition announces award recipients for bike-friendly initiatives, policies and street plans

December 12,2017

--Annual fundraiser and VeloCity Awards event celebrates groups that have helped transform Atlanta into a more livable city by bike--

ATLANTA (Dec. 6, 2017) - On Nov. 30, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition (ABC) hosted an annual fundraising event to support its advocacy efforts to transform Atlanta into a more livable city by bike. 

Held at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, ABC’s Fall Fundraiser included a speech by an Atlanta At-Large City Councilmember Andre Dickens about bicycle infrastructure and its ability to further equity in the city of Atlanta, followed by the announcement of VeloCity Awards recipients. 

The VeloCity Awards, sponsored by the Grady Health Foundation’s VeloCity Atlanta inaugural ride, recognized organizations in three categories: Bike-Friendly Initiatives, Bike-Friendly Policies, and Bike-Friendly Street Plans. 

2017 Recipients include: 

  • VeloCity Award for Bike-Friendly Initiative: Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs for their Mural Bike Rack project
  • VeloCity Award for Bike-Friendly Policy: TSW and the Atlanta Office of Zoning & Development for bike rack requirements in the zoning update
  • VeloCity Award for Bike-Friendly Street Plans: Newport USA and Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District for their plans for Downtown Atlanta. 

Several guests of the fundraiser received annual bike share memberships donated by Relay Bike Share as door prizes.

For more information about the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, visit www.AtlantaBike.org.