The public is invited to attend an open house on July 31 to learn more about the Downtown Cycle Track project planned for Peachtree Center Avenue between Peachtree Street and Edgewood Avenue. The open house will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at Peachtree Center near the guest services kiosk in the center of the mall.  Cycle tracks have been in the news since the announcement of construction of one in Midtown along 10th Street.

During the informal, drop-by session the project planners and design team will share conceptual designs and receive the public’s feedback regarding the cycle track. The Downtown cycle track will convert the westernmost northbound lane on Peachtree Center Avenue to a two-way, 8-foot-wide cycle track with 2-foot minimum buffer delineated by thermoplastic striping, flexible plastic bollards, and durable green pavement markings in conflict zones. On-street parking and/or formal loading zones will be provided along the east side of Peachtree Center Avenue.

The planned bike facility is funded by the City of Atlanta to help achieve the goal to make Atlanta a Top Ten U.S. Cycling city. This cycle track will connect to other facilities planned in Downtown on Peachtree Street, John Portman Boulevard, Edgewood Avenue and Auburn Avenue, as well as a citywide network proposed by the CycleAtlanta plan.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.