Atlanta Streets Alive's next event is planned for May 19th, 2013 on Peachtree Street! Three miles of Atlanta’s signature street will be transformed for four-hours into car-free community space to ride, walk, play, dance and rock and roll. Look for activities all along the route including local acoustic musicians, a capella groups, marching bands, alongside classes such as salsa dancing, yoga, zumba and thousands of people out riding their bikes and walking.
Atlanta Streets Alive is about closing streets to cars and opening them to the public — for 4 hours — to create a whole new healthy, sustainable and vibrant city street experience.
The idea originated in Bogotá, Columbia, where neighborhood activists opened the streets for people to bike, skate, or use any human powered means of transportation, while temporarily closing them to motor vehicles. In Bogotá today, 70 miles of streets are opened to the public from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday. Amazingly, over 800,000 people – young and old, on foot, bike, and every imaginable kind of wheeled device – take part each week!
How to Participate:
1) Join the volunteer committee. We’re looking for volunteers to help with community outreach, fundraising, marketing and day of execution.
2) Organize an activity or class (No outside vendors allowed, no sales, just pure activities) Register here: http://www.AtlantaStreetsAlive.com/activity
3) Share with friends, family and neighbors to reach our goal of 30,000 people out on 3 miles of Atlanta’s Peachtree Street.
A behind the scenes look at Atlanta Bicycle Coalition's office remodel made possible by IKEA's annual Life Improvement Project. Check out what biking and ABC stands for to the people who work & volunteer in the cycling community. Join us for our Grand Opening Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 6-8pm at our new Cabbagetown location at 692 Kirkwood Avenue C-1 Atlanta, GA 30316.