Where did the idea originate?

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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, Japan to Kiev, Ukraine. Now we are bringing it to Atlanta! Our first Atlanta Streets Alive took place May 23, 2010 from 1-6 p.m. in downtown Atlanta, and we've since held over 11 events in 13+ neighborhoods.