Mark Sutton June 8, 2016
The Atlanta Regional Commission has made good on a 2013 ambition to become a cycling city with the earmarking of $1 billion for walking and cycling leading to 2040.
Stating that going forwards walking and biking will get priority in regional investment, the ARC plan will also provide a tool to assist local authorities in creating safe and comfortable environments for cyclists and walkers. Atlanta is made up of 10 counties and over 70 towns.
“Metro Atlanta residents, from Millennials to Baby Boomers, want more opportunities to travel without hopping in a car,” said Mike Alexander, director of ARC’s Center for Livable Communities. “This plan provides a roadmap to help our region meet this demand and create healthier, more livable communities.”