The City of Roswell holds the distinction of being the first city in Georgia to receive the official designation of a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. The city features the Roswell Riverwalk Trail which runs along the Chattahoochee River and connects to city parks as well as the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Trails and popular routes also connect riders to the Roswell Historic District which features historic homes and some of the best dining options in the Atlanta area. Roswell is also home to the trailhead for the Big Creek Greenway which connects to the City of Alpharetta and features the popular Big Creek Mountain Bike Park.
The city is also home to major yearly biking events including the Roswell Cycling Festival, GA400 hospitality century, the Bike Roswell! Mayor's Ride, Roswell Moves! and the Big Creek Quick Six Enduro hosted by RAMBO.
How do you measure a Bicycle Friendly Community?
The League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Community program provides guidance and scoring in 5 key categories. The criteria in these categories help communities measure their progress and serve as a guideline for how to improve in the future. Bike Roswell! is proud to participate in this application process and to engage with our city and community throughout the year to continue making Roswell a more Bicycle Friendly Community.
Building better infrastructure to move people and not just cars
Bike tours, events, bike share, wayfinding signage are just some of the ways communities can encourage participation
Providing educational opportunities for riders both young and old to learn skills, safety and to educate riders and drivers on the rules of the road and bicycle safety and laws
EVALUATION & PLANNING
Bike and Pedestrian counts, crash data, complete streets policy and a Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan are just some items that are looked at for a Bicycle Friendly Community
Enforcement and education of basic laws and rules of the road. Enforcement policies that encourage safe roads for all users