General FAQ

 

Is it free to attend Atlanta Streets Alive?

Atlanta Streets Alive is absolutely free to all participants. Some will enjoy the route by bicycling, strolling, skating, or just people-watching. Others will participate in free group events such as tango, yoga, hula hooping, break dancing and other physical activities. These group events will be placed at spots along the  route. Information on these activities will be posted on this website as the date draws nearer.

 

My business is on the route, what should I do?

As a business owner, you are encouraged to remain open as usual. Many business at past events reported increased sales due to more foot traffic. As a business owner along the route, you can keep doing what you have been, though you are encouraged to set up an activity in front of your store to bring in event participants! Please contact us with any concerns you may have about the event.

 

How do I become involved as an activity?

Complete the Activity Partner Application (www.atlantastreetsalive.com/activity). An Atlanta Street Alive representative will be in touch with you with two weeks of receipt on next steps.  As the event gets closer, we’ll be posting and sending out a map with assigned locations. Please note that businesses that are located along the route get preference in front of their business.

 

Is it free to host an activity at Atlanta Streets Alive?

It is free for nonprofits, restaurants on the route, and businesses on the route with annual revenues under $1 million. For larger businesses, contact us to become a sponsor of Atlanta Streets Alive. Rates ranging from $1,000 – $50,000. Please view our sponsorship packet for more information. 

 

I represent a non-profit organization, am I allowed to table at the event?

There are lots of great organizations doing good work in Atlanta, and we invite them to come to Atlanta Streets Alive. However, we discourage organizations from simply giving out print materials during the event. Please consider setting up a fun activity. This will bring more people to your table, and help keep Atlanta Streets Alive an active, environmentally friendly event.

 

My business is on the route, what should I do?

As a business owner, you are encouraged to remain open as usual. Many business at past events reported increased sales due to more foot traffic. As a business owner along the route, you can keep doing what you have been, though you are encouraged to set up an activity in front of your store to bring in event participants! Please contact us with any concerns you may have about the event.

 

Are dogs allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed. Please keep dogs on a short lease so not to disturb other participants and clean up all poop per City ordinance.

 

Can I vend at the event?

The emphasis of Atlanta Streets Alive is activity, thus we discourage activity partners from selling goods or services along the route. The lack of street vending sets Atlanta Streets Alive apart as an event. If you are a vendor, you may take this opportunity to make set up a fun activity and make contacts. But please do not vend. Please note: businesses that are located on the route are allowed to sell as usual.

 

Who organizes Atlanta Streets Alive?

Atlanta Streets Alive was founded by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and partners including Atlanta City Council member Kwanza Hall in 2009. ABC continues to organize this event in order to introduce more Atlantans to the joy of experiencing our streets on bike and foot and escaping our cars for the afternoon. This culture-changing event is spreading the idea that our streets should be safe, active places every day, not just during Streets Alive.

 

Are there other events like Atlanta Streets Alive in Atlanta/nationally?

Atlanta Streets Alive was inspired by the ciclovia in Bogotá, Colombia, where city streets are closed to car traffic to allow people to participate in all kinds of free health and community-oriented events. Thirty years after the first program, the concept has spread around the world from Tokyo to New York to Tuscon and beyond! To learn more about other open streets events in the United States, visit openstreetsproject.org.

 

 

 

Activity Partner FAQ

Fun, entertaining, and active activities are a big part of Atlanta Streets Alive. We depend on businesses and organizations to host an activity that promotes movement, and engages event participants. Hosting an activity gives your organization a chance to be out in the community, to gain exposure and to have fun doing it. Please read this FAQ before registering your activity, hopefully it will answer any questions you have about becoming an activity partner.

 

Is it free to be an activity partner?

Yes, it is free to be an activity partner. We just ask that you register ahead of time with your proposed activity. We reserve the right to deny activity partners whose activities are not in keeping with Atlanta Streets Alive’s values (i.e. human powered, family friendly, active, fun!)

 

What kinds of activities do people set up?

The best activities are those that creatively represent your business or organization, but that get event participants involved. For example, a gym hosting workouts or fitness challenges. A dance group giving short lessons. A clothing store doing a fashion show. We’ve even had a self-storage facility create a cardboard box maze for kids! Sometimes activity partners are just individuals who want to share their passion for an activity such as slacklining or hula hooping.

 

I am representing a non-profit organization, am I allowed to table at the event?

There are lots of great organizations doing good work in Atlanta, and we invite them to come to Atlanta Streets Alive to share what they do. However, we discourage organizations from simply giving out print materials during the event. Please consider setting up a fun activity. This will bring more people to your table, and help keep Atlanta Streets Alive an active, environmentally friendly event.

 

My business is on the route, what should I do?

As a business owner, you are encouraged to remain open as usual. Many business at past events reported increased sales due to more foot traffic. As a business owner along the route, you can keep doing what you have been, though you are encouraged to set up an activity in front of your store to bring in event participants! Please contact us with any concerns you may have about the event.

 

Is there a vendor application for the event?

The emphasis of Atlanta Streets Alive is activity, thus we discourage activity partners from selling goods or services along the route. It is the lack of street vending that sets Atlanta Streets Alive apart as an event. If you are a vendor, you may take this opportunity to set up a fun activity and make contacts. But please do not vend. Please note: businesses that are located on the route are allowed to sell as usual.

 

Will you provide power / a place to plug-in for activity partners?

Unfortunately we are unable to provide power to activity partners. If your activity requires electricity we encourage you to reach out to businesses along the route ahead of time to see if you will be able to use their power. If your activity needs to be set up near a specific business because you already have the business owners permission to use their power, please note it in the application.

 

Where do I set up my activity?

Please review the route before registering and note any location preferences in your application. We’ll do what we can to accommodate your request. You will not be able to set up on private property (e.g. parking lots) without permission from the owner. As the event gets closer, we’ll be posting and sending out a map with assigned locations.Please note that businesses that are located along the route get preference in front of their business.

 

How does set up work?

Instructions on set-up will be sent out at least a week before the event. These instructions include specific times and procedures to set-up and break-down. You will be able to use a vehicle to set up after the roads are closed, however, you will need to have a pass, which will be sent-out with activity partner instructions. In planning for set up, keep in mind that you will need to move the vehicle off of the route before the event starts.

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