BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESS DRIVING TRIPS T RA IL S A ND GREENWAYS WAL NG TRI KI BIKE SHARE TRANSIT BIKE T Atlanta Regional Commission "Walk. Bike. Thrive.!" Walking and bicycling are often overlooked when planning for these long commuting distances. When people set out to walk, in Atlanta or anywhere else, they feel comfortable up to about a mile. Most bicycle trips range from two to six miles. Trips to work typically range a bit farther, while errands and school tend 14 BICYCLE FRIENDLY AMERICA to fall a bit shorter. These statistics were critical as our team set out to establish a strategy for walking and bicycling in metro Atlanta. PEOPLE-ORIENTED PLANNING From the beginning, a core focus of the "Walk. Bike. Thrive!" effort was to establish a vision for making walking and bicycling safe, comfortable, and convenient throughout our region. Our team knew that the diversity of the region means a diversity of opinions, so we conducted interviews along sidewalks, bike lanes, and trails in a variety of communities.