FAQ (Updated for 2020 program hiatus)
- Will there be an Atlanta Streets Alive this year?
- If so, when will Atlanta Streets Alive occur?
- How many Atlanta Streets Alive activations will there be?
- Where will Atlanta Streets Alive occur? What's the reasoning behind this decision?
We are closely monitoring Atlanta's reopening plan that was released on May 21 and what that means for the special events permitting that's required by the City of Atlanta. When circumstances allow for a safe open streets experience, we will resume our planning of dates and times. Until then, stay tuned and make sure you are on our email newsletter list and following us on, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Since early 2020, we have been planning for a fall program but, as all of us know, a lot is up in the air right now. Currently, there is a moratorium on all City of Atlanta special event permits, so no one is able to apply for permits at this time. We are keeping a close eye and will give an update when the City begins accepting permit applications once again.
For the last few years we have moved our program around the city and organized three to four open streets demonstrations within a year, each taking place on a Sunday in varying months. When circumstances allow for a safe open streets experience, our plan for the next iteration of Atlanta Streets Alive is to introduce a higher frequency format with a four-week weekly pilot occurring along the same street.
In order to execute a weekly pilot, we are choosing to focus on Peachtree Street for a number of reasons. Peachtree is in the heart of our city and links two of Atlanta's densest neighborhoods together -- Downtown and Midtown. Peachtree Street is also where our city’s momentum towards more sustainable modes of transportation is most visible. This corridor is where there’s a distinct opportunity for Atlanta Streets Alive to build on public enthusiasm for open streets and further establish sustainable transportation as an essential part of our city’s daily life and infrastructure.
Not only is there momentum, but strong support through partners like Central Atlanta Progress, Midtown Alliance, South Downtown, and Colony Square as well as a large concentration of retail businesses and restaurants -- all accessible by multiple modes of sustainable transportation.