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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Streets Alive Plans October 6 Return to VaHi

The folks at the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition have advised they are tentatively planning to hold another Streets Alive event in the Virginia-Highland area on Sunday October 6. This is in addition to a second event planned this year for Peachtree St. on Sunday September 8 (there was an earlier Streets Alive event on Peachtree in May).

The ABC says that, as with previous events, N. Highland Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic on the afternoon of the event. No word yet on whether Virginia Avenue will be closed as well (as was the case with last October’s event).

Here’s a link to the Streets Alive website (no mention yet of the events planned for later this year). We’ll post more information on the event when it’s available.

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Streets Alive! Virginia, N. Highland closed to traffic

From Atlanta Streets Alive! this information:

On Sunday October 7th, 2012, Atlanta Streets Alive will return to North Highland Avenue for four hours — from 2pm-6pm.

Two miles of North Highland plus one mile of Virginia Avenue plus just about two miles of the brand new Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail means we will have almost FIVE miles of 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.

Read more at the Atlanta Streets Alive! website

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Atlanta Streets Alive on N. Highland

The organizers of Atlanta Streets Alive have approached the VHCA with a proposal to close N. Highland Ave. from 2-7 PM on Sunday, May 20th to promote their goal of “making Atlanta a more lively and connected city”. The flyer (click on the image to open) has more information. This event has been held several times over the last few years, most recently along Edgewood Avenue. It sounds like it has great potential as a community event, and we want to hear what you think. It will be discussed at the March meeting of the VHCA Board – Monday, 3/12/12, 7 PM, at the Library, 980 Ponce de Leon Ave. You are welcome to come, and you may also share your thoughts by writing us at safety@vahi.org.

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Neighborhood Races and Festivals

  • The Intown10 Race on 3/4/2012 news at – http://intownten.com/news/pics/map/ for times of street closings.
  • The Publix Georgia Marathon on 3/18/2012 news at – http://georgiamarathon.com/road_closure.htm for times of street closings.
  • The proposed Streets Alive festival plans slated for 5/20/2012 will be presented and discussed at the next VaHi Civic Association meeting on 3/12/2012 at 7 at the PDL Avenue library.
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