Drivers who park, stop or drive in the city’s bike lanes will now be slapped with a $100 fine. The Atlanta City Council unanimously approved the new law at its last meeting, according to a report in the AJC. Those driving tractor-trailers will get a $1,000 fine for violating the new law. Part of the new law includes a ticket diversion program through the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and city solicitor’s office.
The City of Atlanta Department of Public Works (DPW) announced the implementation of scheduled residential bulk collection to begin Monday, April 1. Residents will receive 12 scheduled bulk pick-ups per year at no charge. This includes over 20 bags of yard trimmings. Bulk items should not be placed curbside before 7 p.m. on the day preceding the scheduled pick-up day. If items are curbside prior to that time, residents may receive a citation. Residents who place bulk curbside without scheduling a pick-up will receive written warnings from April 2019 through June 2019. Effective July 1, 2019, residents will be charged $325 for failing to schedule collection and/or if they exceed 12 collections per year. Residential customers should schedule bulk item pick-up at least one business day in advance. Collection days are subject to availability. Bulk waste pick-ups should be scheduled by contacting ATL311 at (404) 546-0311, or by visiting

Chelsea Clinton will appear at Zoo Atlanta for a reading, Q&A and signing of her new children’s book “Don’t Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe,” on Wednesday, April 24, at 4 p.m. The event will take place in the Coca-Cola World Studio in the Zoo’s Conservation Action Resource Center (ARC). ickets are available now at

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.