Let the countdown begin!
On Sunday, May 19th, 2013, Atlanta Streets Alive will close 2.7 miles of Atlanta’s signature street to cars, and open it up to the public — for 4 hours — to create a whole new healthy, sustainable and vibrant city street experience.
For four hours, you, your friends and your family will have the chance to take back 2.7 miles of Peachtree Street – by foot, by bike, by roller skates, by skateboard or by any human-powered means of transportation. Just one thing… no gasoline-engines allowed.
Atlanta Streets Alive aims to transform Atlanta streets into safe places for people to bike, walk, run, dance and skate — for fun, fitness and transportation.
It’s an event inspired by open streets projects all over the world. The idea originated in Bogotá, Colombia, where neighborhood activists opened the streets for people to bike, skate, or use any human powered means of transportation, while temporarily closing them to motor vehicles. In Bogotá today, 70 miles of streets are opened to the public from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday. Amazingly, over 2 million people – young and old, on foot, bike, and every imaginable kind of wheeled device – take part every Sunday!
Our Atlanta event is organized by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition in partnership with Midtown Alliance, Central Atlanta Progress, and hundreds of local businesses, activity partners and volunteers.
Atlanta Streets Alive is graciously sponsored by the City of Atlanta, The Coca-Cola Company, MailChimp, Ponce City Market, Birds of a Feather, New Belgium Brewery and REI.