Monthly Archives: October 2015

Mayor Kasim Reed appoints ‘Chief Bicycle Officer’

As a frequent traveler to most of America’s major metropolises, this writer has seen the proliferation of bicycles in elite cities in recent years — as well as the considerable infrastructural changes to accommodate bike riders, thereby improving the overall health, safety and lifestyle of its denizens.

Meet Becky Katz, Atlanta’s first-ever chief bicycle officer

For years, residents and advocates such as the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition have had to lean on city officials to make sure bicycles got a fair shake at City Hall. Now two-wheelers will have an advocate in city government to help rally for Atlanta to become a more bicycle-friendly city. 

Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Becky Katz as Chief Bicycle Officer

Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that Becky Katz has been named Chief Bicycle Officer and will join the administration on October 14. Her appointment, a first for the City of Atlanta, will support Atlanta’s efforts to achieve national recognition as a Bicycle Friendly Community and to become a top ten city in the U.S. for… Read more