Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety in Georgia

The Georgia Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Center strives to be the online clearinghouse for information regarding safety laws, events, suggestions, and tips for bicyclists and pedestrians around the state. Working with our safety partners, both in government and the local community at large, it is hoped that this site will be comprehensive resource to educate Georgians on bicycle and pedestrian issues. In doing so, we can all learn how to make the right choices whether walking or biking ourselves or while sharing the road while in other forms of transportation.

Bicycle & Pedestrian Partners

In addition to the information provided in the Georgia Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Center, GOHS recommends visiting the following partners as additional sources of material.

national highway traffic safety administration

Through education, enforcement, and outreach, NHTSA's pedestrian safety programs are directed toward reducing pedestrian injuries and fatalities, improving the safety of elderly pedestrians, and reaching diverse communities.

In addition, NHTSA encourages bicycling as an alternate mode of transportation to motor vehicle travel. NHTSA works with partners to reduce injuries and fatalities through education, enforcement, outreach, and legislative efforts.

georgia department of transportation

The Georgia DOT’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Program incorporates a broad range of programs and initiatives throughout the state, offering technical assistance, engineering and planning guidance, public information, and educational materials and programs for cyclists, walkers, and visitors in Georgia.

safe kids georgia

Safe Kids Georgia promotes changes in attitudes, behaviors, laws and the environment to prevent accidental injury to children. In the United States, Safe Kids partnerships have contributed to a 45 percent reduction in the child fatality rate from accidental injury – saving an estimated 38,000 children’s lives.

peds (pedestrians educating drivers on safety)

PEDS is a nonprofit, member-based advocacy organization dedicated to making metro Atlanta safe and accessible for all pedestrians. We work to improve engineering of the pedestrian environment, increase enforcement of pedestrian safety and educate drivers about their responsibilities to pedestrians.

georgia bikes!

Georgia Bikes! works to improve bicycling conditions and promote bicycling throughout the state of Georgia. To view the Georgia Bikes! blog, click on http://georgiabikes.org/index.php/blog. For the latest Georgia Bikes! RSS feed for up to minute news, click on http://georgiabikes.org/index.php/blog?format=feed&type=rss

atlanta bicycle coalition

The Atlanta Bicycle Coaltion mission is to create a healthier, more sustainable Atlanta by making it safer, easier, and more attractive to bicycle for fun, fitness, and transportation.

SEND US YOUR NEWS!

Have a pedestrian or bicycle event coming up in Georgia? Send us your information and we will add it to this site. Email Megan Grundy with your details and check back to this space often!

More info on Bicycle Safety HERE

More Info on Pedestrian Safety HERE

More Info on Bicycle and Pedestrian Grantees in Georgia HERE

For more information on Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Issues, contact GOHS at: 

Megan Grundy
mgrundy@gohs.ga.gov
404-463-0156