Two great opportunities to experience healthy, vibrant open streets in Atlanta are just around the corner. And it’s October, so a costumed bike parade is definitely part of the festivities. (Read on for details!)
These events are fun – but they’re more than that. We’ve all learned some truly worrying news about pedestrian safety in Atlanta. Open streets encourage us to dream: What if our streets were designed as safe spaces for people getting around by foot, wheelchair, bike, and bus, 365 days of the year?
On to the details!
Photo credit: Wild Grain Photography
Atlanta Streets Alive, Peachtree Street, Sunday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Dec. 3
Bike, skate, wheel, or stroll on out as our city’s signature street is closed to cars and opened to people. And join a Halloween parade to kick things off! Costumes encouraged, or decorate your bike with us. The line-up starts at 1 p.m. on Mitchell and Peachtree.
Where: Peachtree Street, from 15th Street in Midtown to Mitchell Street Downtown (See map.)
When: 1-5 p.m.
Westside Stride, Howell Mill Road & Marietta Street, Sunday, Oct. 29
It’s a giant block party on Atlanta’s upper westside as the first Westside Stride opens 1.5 miles of roads for biking, walking, and rolling on a popular former Streets Alive route.
Where: Howell Mill Road and Marietta Street between Trabert Avenue and Northside Drive, plus a stretch of 17th Street (See map.)
When: 12-6 p.m.