Monthly Archives: February 2014

Atlanta funds trail patrols with U.S. Dept. of Justice grant.

In July, Mayor Kasim Reed and Police Chief George N. Turner introduced the Path Force. This dedicated unit of the Atlanta Police Department is comprised of 15 officers, all military veterans, and three supervisors. The Path Force is on duty seven days a week, patrolling the three open trails on the Atlanta BeltLine, the interim hiking trails and adjacent parks and neighborhoods.The unit is funded by a $1.8 million U.S.Department of Justice COPS grant
received in 2012.

Read more in the Atlanta Beltline quarterly report…

From The Guardian

Four reasons US business leaders want to import Danish-style cycling

San Francisco urban cycling protected bike lanesAt long last, cycling is being supported by American business – not out of environmentalism but because it’s delivering profit. Cities are driving the US economic recovery, and as they do, Americans are getting on their bikes. In 85 of the 100 largest metro areas cycling is increasing. All part of a deeply healthy – and profitable – reshaping of urban economies.


Read the entire article at The Guardian’s web site…