On Sunday, September 27th, Atlanta Streets Alive takes over “Highland.” Parts of the following streets will be open to people and closed to cars: North Highland Avenue, Highland Avenue, Boulevard and North Avenue. The event kicks off at 2:00 p.m. with a bicycle parade, and it continues until 6 p.m. Enjoy biking, skating, walking and rolling down the streets and take part in this fun, free, family-friendly event!

The Route


The streets of Atlanta will spring to life on Sunday, September 27 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., as a 4.5-mile loop on Highland, North Ave., Boulevard and North Highland Avenue are opened to people on foot, bike, and other human-powered activities, and closed to motorized traffic. The route will connect Virginia Highland, Poncey-Highland, Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, and Atkins Park.


Participants can expect a wealth of activities hosted by community organizations and businesses. REI is bringing its “REI Village” which will include lounge chairs and tents, a photo booth, bike mechanics, and their climbing wall. People on bike can also experience riding through several pop-up bike lanes along the route.

Join the bike parade!

Join us for The Bicycle Parade, with the lineup at N. Highland Ave. and Virginia Ave, starting at 1:30 p.m. The theme is "Peace, Love, and Alternative Transportation" in tribute to the Atlantans of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s who stopped a highway from being built through their neighborhoods.
Opening remarks will be made at 1:30 p.m. Featured guests are Tim Keane, Atlanta's new Planning Commissioner; Atlanta City Council President Caesar Mitchell; and Councilman Kwanza Hall. 

Download our community media kit

Download our community media kit to gain access to our graphics, press release, and maps. (Password required)

Interactive map

This helpful guide will let you know what is going on all along this 4.5 mile stretch of open streets.


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What to Know for Day Of

  1. It’s FREE and for EVERYONE. No matter the age, ability, or neighborhood you rep, even if you have no clue what exactly Open Streets is, come! We promise you'll like it!

  2. Hop on the route wherever is most convenient for you. Remember there’s no beginning or end and the flow of people is like a two way street--it goes both ways!

  3. The streets are open for you to get to know these neighborhoods in a new way--sight-see, shop, or eat, by bike, foot or skates. The possibilities are endless.

  4. Getting to Atlanta Street Alive Highland+ is easy by MARTA train or bus, by bike, or you can even walk if in the area! If you have to drive, then with friends/family is always best. You can enter/exit Atlanta Streets Alive anywhere along the car-free roads i.e. the event route 

Live/Work along the route? Atlanta Streets Alive is for you too, so enjoy!

Streets open to car traffic intersecting event route:

  • Virginia Ave
  • St. Charles crossing N.Highland Ave
  • Ponce de Leon crossing N.Highland Ave
  • Freedom Parkway crossing N.Highland Ave
  • Glen Iris Dr. crossing Highland Ave
  • Ralph McGill Blvd crossing Boulevard
  • Angier Ave crossing Boulevard
  • Wabash crossing Boulevard
  • Glen Iris Dr. crossing North Ave
  • Somerset Terrace crossing North Ave
  • Freedom Parkway crossing North Ave
  • Linwood Ave crossing North Ave

Please be mindful to influx of people walking and biking in area.

  • Monroe/Boulevard south bound traffic will be directed west at North Ave intersection for detour
  • North Ave west bound traffic will be directed north on Seminole for detour
  • Elizabeth St crossing N. Highland will be exit only
  • Boulevard north bound traffic will be directed east on Highland Ave at Highland intersection for detour


Atlanta Streets Alive is for everyone in the neighborhood to enjoy!



How to Get There



The two closest MARTA stations are North Avenue (on the red/orange line) and Inman Park/Reynoldstown (on the green/blue line). 


By Bike

Use Google Maps bike routing tools to find the best route to get there by bike. 


By Foot

 The Highland+ route will touch five Atlanta neighborhoods: Virginia Highland, Atkins Park, Poncey-Highland, Inman Park, and the Old Fourth Ward. Walk over to the route from your neighborhood!