Atlanta Streets Alive returns soon: What you need to know

Atlanta Streets Alive returns soon: What you need to know


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2019 events debut with the most “iconic” route on Peachtree Street

Get ready to ditch the car and hit the streets with your feet, bike, skates, or scooter.

Next month, Atlanta Streets Alive returns with three events for 2019. Starting on April 7, the first event features the “Central” route, the flagship route for the sixth consecutive year.

From 2 to 6 p.m., pedestrians will take over 3.1 miles of Peachtree Street, traveling through Midtown and downtown without a motorized vehicle in sight—unless, of course, it’s parked, or stuck at a cross-street.

To get the celebration going, Atlanta Streets Alive kicks off at the intersection of Peachtree and 16th streets in Midtown with a parade. Lineup begins at 1:30 p.m. for the 2 p.m. start. Participants will receive free bike decorations while supplies last.

Peachtree Street will be closed from Mitchell Street to 17th Street for motorized vehicles starting at 12:30 p.m. and will reopen at approximately 7:30 p.m. Cross-streets Peachtree Place, Fourth Street, and Edgewood Avenue also will be closed to crossing car traffic during this time.

Then, on June 9, Atlanta Streets Alive embarks on its first “cross-city” trek, with a huge route stretching between Underwood Hills and Decatur.

Given the extra distance in this route, the event will run longer, from 2 to 8 p.m. Finally, on Sept. 29, the event moves to the city’s southwestern corner, although that particular route is yet to be announced. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, the event’s founder, sought input from the Southwest Atlanta community regarding their opinion on what the exact route should be, but has not revealed the results.

Update: According to ABC officials, the survey regarding the Southwest route is still open until March 13. Southwest Atlanta residents are asked to weigh in with their thoughts on selecting the route.

For original article see: https://atlanta.curbed.com/2019/3/8/18255226/atlanta-streets-alive-2019-info?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Curbed%20Atlanta%203819&utm_content=Curbed%20Atlanta%203819+CID_6d37f8f543f7bd082aed86e161831e0e&utm_source=cm_email&utm_term=Atlanta%20Streets%20Alive%20returns%20soon%20What%20you%20need%20to%20know

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