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Voices for Healthy Kids Awards Grant to Georgia Bikes

Georgia Bikes is very pleased to have been awarded a Voices for Healthy Kids grant to support the proliferation of robust Complete Streets policies in cities throughout Georgia. 

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This funding will allow Georgia Bikes to hire a full-time Complete Streets Coordinator, who will assist the Executive Director with local polling, coalition building, presentations and policy work in sixteen cities outside of the Atlanta Market.

The goal of the campaign is to help those cities that do not currently have Complete Streets policies to adopt best practices policies and to work with communities that do have such policies to improve them and to develop actionable implementation plans. While several cities in Georgia do have Complete Streets policies on the books, implementation has lagged, and much needed improvements for non-motorized road user safety have not been pursued.

Campaign work has begun in earnest, and Georgia Bikes looks forward to announcing its new Complete Streets Coordinator very soon. Our first major campaign activity will be targeted polling in five Georgia cities. The purpose of the polling is to gauge likely voter support for the adoption and implementation of Complete Streets policies. With polling data, Georgia Bikes will coordinate seminars, meetings and policy analysis workshops with key stakeholders in target cities.

 

Guest Blogger: Brent A. Buice, Executive Director for Georgia Bikes and member of the American Heart Association’s Georgia Advocacy Committee

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