Mayor Kasim Reed gives $50,000 to Atlanta Streets Alive!!

Last night, every Atlanta bicycle enthusiast had reason to jump up and down.

At the Blinkie Awards hosted by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Mayor Kasim Reed won the “Most Bike-Friendly Elected Official” award and returned the favor by announcing to Rebecca Serna and the entire crowd that he is giving $50,000 to expand  Atlanta Streets Alive!

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The crowd went nuts!!

And the Mayor stayed for the entire event, shaking hands and hanging out with those that are working hard to make Atlanta a more vibrant, safe and sustainable city.

This will be a night remembered for quite a long time. Perhaps it marks the tipping point for Atlanta. It’s been an exciting week for two-wheelers, especially with the unanimous City Council vote that passed a $2.5 million city bond to fund 15 miles of protected bicycle lanes in Atlanta.

So to say our thanks, we thought it would be AWESOME if our fans and the Atlanta bicycle community returned the kindness. Check out this Valentine the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition created to send to the Mayor. Please make sure he knows how much we appreciate his investment to make Atlanta a more bike friendly city!

 

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  1. An Epicurean stroke of genius! Every community in America should follow suit.

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