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Bicycle & Pedestrian

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.

 

 

Notice

New Partnerships with PEDS and Georgia Bikes

Georgia DOT is now partnering with Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety (PEDS) and Georgia Bikes to increase the safety of people who walk and ride bicycles in Georgia. Both organizations have actively engaged in developing the state’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) and will now have the opportunity to implement several of the strategies included in the SHSP.

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Georgia Laws

Pedestrian Safety

Georgia law requires drivers to stop and stay stopped for pedestrians in crosswalks on the driver’s side of the road or within one lane of the driver’s side of the road. Never pass a car stopped at a crosswalk.

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Bicyclist Safety

Georgia law requires drivers to pass people biking in the street by at least 3 feet. Drivers should slow down and wait until it’s safe to pass with at least 3 feet. Also, It is less safe and illegal for bicyclists to ride on sidewalks.

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​U.S. Bicycle Route System

U.S. Bicycle Route 21 (USBR 21), approved in the Fall of 2015, is Georgia’s first USBR designation. The route terminates in downtown Atlanta at the Five Points MARTA Train Station, leaves Atlanta on Peachtree Street, and then connects to the Silver Comet Trail. USBR 21 deviates north from the Silver Comet Trail in the city of Cedartown. The route is then mainly on two-lane country roads to bring bicyclists through northwest Georgia to Chattanooga. Two spur routes—USBR 321 and USBR 521—connect cyclists to other destinations in northwest Georgia. The Georgia DOT plans to build on the success of our first Georgia designation and is leading the effort to designate the three other US Bike Routes that will pass through Georgia.



 

Statewide Map

Bike Map

Safety Action Plan

Safety Action Plan  

Georgia Bike Sense

Bike Sense Cover
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Policies & Manuals
Georgia Pedestrian & Streetscape Guide
Guidebook for Pedestrian Planning
Georgia Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan
ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADADAG)


 

Contact Information

For more information about the Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, please contact:

Katelyn DiGioia
State Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator 
935 East Confederate Avenue - Building 24, Floor 2, Atlanta, GA 30316
bikeped@dot.ga.gov, (404) 635-2834