Tagged pedestrian safety


In January, Atlantan Tom Opdyke challenged himself to live 31 days in our car-obsessed city without driving. During that period, he biked 207.3 miles, walked 59 miles, and spent 70 hours getting from Sandy Springs to Vine City to Stone Mountain to Peoplestown and everywhere in between. He also learned to navigate MARTA, talked to tons of Atlantans, got hit by a car on his bike (and nearly hit as a pedestrian about two dozen times), and logged the whole experiment on Autoless ATL. For this week’s Friday Five, we talked to Tom about the challenges, lessons, and surprises he encountered during his month-long adventure.
One month away from the wheel… >>