What is a Bike Box?

Bike Box Example

A bike box is a marked area for bicycles at the front of intersections that allow bicyclists to position themselves in front of motorist traffic when the light is red. Motorists should stop just before the box, while cyclists ride up the lane and move over into the box, in front of the cars. Bike Boxes make cyclists at intersections more visible, reduce “right hook” crashes between cars and cyclists and allow bicyclists to wait for a light without having to breathe exhaust.

What do the bicycle symbols on Clifton Road mean?

We could tell you but our poster covers it so well. For more information on the shared lane project go here.

Shared Lane Explanation

What are Emory’s Bike Parking and Usage Regulations?

For information on Emory’s Bicycle Parking Rules and Regulations please read beginning on page 15 of Emory’s TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING HANDBOOK document.

Bike Emory works with Parking and Transportation and Campus Services to seize abandoned bikes twice a year. Bikes that appear to be abandoned will be tagged and if the tag is not removed in one week the bike will be removed and stored for thirty days. If the bike is not claimed in thirty days the bike will be donated or re-purposed. If you believe that your bike has been seized please contact Bike Emory.

Who can buy discounted bikes and accessories?

All students, faculty and staff are eligible for our unbeatable bike and accessory discounts. To browse the products that we offer go to the BUY page.

Some discounts and incentives have limited eligibility. For more information on our offers go HERE.

Who manages Bike Emory?

Jamie Smith is the Director of Bike Emory and Manager for Business Process Analysis at Emory University.

Jamie came to Atlanta to work for Emory in 2002. In 2007 Jamie guided the Bike Emory program to national acclaim as a part of the Clifton Community Partnership project.

Jamie is a cycling commuter, musician and passionate neighborhood advocate. Jamie lives with his wife and daughter in Ormewood/East Atlanta.

Jamie can be reached by emailing

Why won’t Emory build bike lanes on Clifton Road?

Emory does not own the road right of way on Clifton Road. Emory is committed to improving conditions for cyclists on the roads that it controls and manages where necessary and feasible. Bike Emory works with campus planners to represent the needs of Emory cyclists.

Do I have to give up my parking pass if I want to try riding a bike to work?

No. No one has to give up their parking permit to try riding a bike to work or class.

What is Bike Emory?

Bike Emory is a nationally unique partnership, created in 2007, between Emory University, national partner Fuji Bikes and local partner Bicycle South.

This exclusive partnership allows Bike Emory to provide Emory cyclists with deep discounts on Fuji bicycles, exceptional bike service at two on-campus Mobile Repair Centers, a Bike Share program and much more.

When did Bike Emory start?

Bike Emory launched in July 2008 with the launch of the BIKE.EMORY.EDU website.