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What Makes Macon’s Pop-Up Bike Lanes So Special?

Did you notice the bike lanes in downtown Macon back in September? Have you noticed how those lanes have mysteriously vanished? Well, it wasn’t your imagination. For an entire weekend, an 8-mile bike route crisscrossed through Macon, but do you know why? Pop-Up Bike Lanes Make an Appearance in Macon! It was hailed as the largest pop-up bike lane in the world and from September 13-16, it drew bikers to the heart of downtown Macon. These pop-up bike lanes were the brainchild of the Better Block Foundation. With a $750,000 grant from the Knight Foundation, and the volunteer work of Macon Connect, we got to see what bike friendliness in Macon would look like. But this could be just the beginning to making Macon more bike friendly. City officials say that the pop-up bike lane served as more than just a festival for bicycling. It was also a bicycle safety…
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Will New Bike Trails Make Georgia Safer For Riders?

Wednesday April 6th, a man riding with his cycling group was hit from behind by a car that was negotiating a corner on Lower Woolsey Road in Hampton. The 59-year-old rider, a local doctor and cycling enthusiast, would later die at the hospital. Two weeks later, a 13-year-old riding his bike with his 12-year-old brother were stopping in a crosswalk when a truck took a right-hand turn off a cross street and ran into the 13-year-old. The boy sustained chest trauma but survived the ordeal. Can anything be done to keep these Georgia bike riders safer? Will New Bike Trails Make Georgia Safer For Riders?> Georgia is not the worst state to ride a bike in, nor are we the best—nationally Georgia ranks number 25 on the list of the friendliest states to bike in. However, our state officials are always trying to improve this ranking while at the same…
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