Next year will mark ten years that we have activated Atlanta Streets Alive. We have found that emergency service providers can access requests faster on Atlanta Streets Alive routes. All cross streets are open to local traffic, and providers have full access to the route in case of an emergency. Also, people that are walking, rolling, and biking can disperse faster than cars. Since Atlanta Streets Alive is closed to car traffic, police personnel stationed at each cross street can assist emergency service vehicles through the route more swiftly. The majority of Open Streets programs around the globe primarily plan them on Sundays since traffic is lighter.
Additionally, we have two-three ambulances and medic stations along the route for Atlanta Streets Alive participants in case of an emergency.