Atlanta Streets Alive Returns to VaHi on October 6

Atlanta Streets Alive Oct. 6 logoAtlanta Streets Alive Oct. 6 logo - Version 2On Sunday, October 6, Atlanta Streets Alive will return to N. Highland Avenue. As with last October’s event, Virginia Ave. will also be included, but this time Boulevard and Monroe Dr. will be included, as well. Make plans now to attend the biggest Streets Alive yet, nearly 4.5 miles!

For four hours, you, your friends and your family will have the chance to take back nearly 4.5 miles of our streets – by foot, by bike, by roller skates, by skateboard or by any human-powered means of transportation. Just one thing… no gasoline-engines allowed.

Atlanta Streets Alive aims to transform Atlanta streets into safe places for people to bike, walk, run, dance and skate — for fun, fitness and transportation.

It’s an event inspired by open streets projects all over the world. The idea originated in Bogotá, Colombia, 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 2 million people – young and old, on foot, bike, and every imaginable kind of wheeled device – take part every Sunday!

Our Atlanta event is organized by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition in partnership with Yo Boulevard! and hundreds of local businesses, activity partners and volunteers.

Atlanta Streets Alive is graciously sponsored by the City of Atlanta, The Coca-Cola Company, MailChimp, Birds of a Feather, 92.9 The Game, Whole Foods, Yelp, New Belgium Brewing, Ponce City Market, REI, Antica Posta, Kilpatrick Stockton, Silverman Construction, and Custom Installation Atlanta.

Scroll down to view a map of the October 6 Streets Alive event.

ASA—October-6-2013

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