Walking and bicycling provide convenient, healthy, and fun transportation options for many trips in the Atlanta region. As transportation costs and congestion increase, walking and bicycling continue to grow in importance here and around the country.
ARC has been promoting safe, functional, and regional bicycle and pedestrian planning since 1973, and continues to update its process to address new needs and trends. Our current plan update is underway and expected to be adopted in May 2016:
Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan Update (2015)
The Atlanta Regional Commission is currently updating our Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, expected to be adopted in May 2016.
The goal of this plan is to support active communities where bicycling and walking are safe, healthy, fun, and normal daily activities. The strategies outlined in ARC's plan aim to improve the safety, mobility, and growth of a 21st Century region.
Draft Plan Documents:
The plan is divided into three parts for recommendations, regional travel assessment, and public input:
Public comments on this plan closed in January 2016 and the final draft docuements will be voted on by ARC's board in May 2016. Any questions or comments on the document can be emailed to
May 29th Walk Friendly + Bike Friendly Community Forum Presentations:
For more information on the 2015 Atlanta Region Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan Update, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.463.3345.
The Atlanta Region Bicycle Transportation & Pedestrian Walkways Plan (2007)
Adopted September 26, 2007
The following maps are taken from the 2007 Bike/Ped Plan documentation. Each map is also available upon request in a size formatted for plotter printing.
Planning & Research
Over 2013 and 2014 the ARC staff focused on planning, outreach, and research to achieve a better understanding of active transportation in the metro Atlanta region. Projects have included a Regional Bicycle User Survey, a review of project solicitation and program procedures around active transportation funding, and non-motorized travel assessment mapping
Regional Bicycle User Survey
Bike/Ped Project Evaluation - Review & Proposed> Procedures
Non-Motorized Travel Assessment
Links and Resources: