On September 19, 2017, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, in partnership with PEDS, The MARTA Army, Partnership for Southern Equity, Young Professionals in Transportation Atlanta, Southern Environmental Law Center, Citizens for Progressive Transit, Sierra Club Metro Atlanta, Environment Georgia, Atlanta Cycling Festival, Civil Bikes, Advance Atlanta, and the Transformation Alliance hosted a mayoral forum at the Loudermilk Center.
All these advocacy organizations came together to create the event because we wanted our audiences to hear where candidates for Atlanta mayor stand on the future of transportation in Atlanta -- especially transit, walking, and biking. What would candidates do to make streets safe for people walking, biking, and waiting for the bus? What transportation-related ideas do they have to keep Atlanta affordable? What investments are most pressing to realizing Atlanta's potential for active transportation modes?
Now, with the runoff just one few week away, we created this cut with the responses of the two candidates who made it to the runoff, in the order in which they appeared during the September event. With the crowded initial field of candidates, it was challenging to get a solid impression of any one candidate in particular. We hope this compilation will help clarify the views on active transportation of both candidates, and help inform your decision.