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Published on May 15th, 2015 |

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Atlanta hires full-time employee to make city more bike-friendly

The city of Atlanta has hired a full-time bicycle planner, engineer and advocate through a five-year $250,000 grant who will work to make the city more bike-friendly.

Officials say the chief bicycle officer will help Atlanta work toward doubling the amount of bicycle lane miles, shared use trails and more within the boundaries of the city of Atlanta.

The bike officer will work with the city’s Department of Public Works, the Georgia Department of Transportation and Invest Atlanta on projects that improve the city’s economic competitiveness.

Director of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Rebecca Serna said in a statement that the newly-created position shows Atlanta’s commitment to creating a safe bicycle network and making Atlanta a more livable and walkable city. (Walkable? We thought this was about riding bikes.)

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