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.
Walk Bike Thrive!:
Atlanta Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan (2016)
Walk Bike Thrive! is the official walking and bicycling plan and policy of the Atlanta Regional Commission.
The goal of the plan is to support active communities across metropolitan Atlanta 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 economic growth of our region.
The plan is divided into three parts: Recommendations; Regional Travel Assessment & Existing Conditions; and Public Participation & Priority Topics:
This plan was adopted by ARC's board in May 2016 and is intended to serve as the active transportation component of The Atlanta Region's Plan. Questions or comments on the document can be emailed to
The Atlanta Region Bicycle Transportation & Pedestrian Walkways Plan (2007)
ARC's former bike/ped plan adopted September 26, 2007; replaced by Walk Bike Thrive! as of May 25, 2016. PDFs for reference:
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: