Atlanta Streets Alive
Photo by Steve Eberhardt
Imagine a street full of people of all ages and backgrounds, walking, biking, creating and laughing, together. A street temporarily closed to cars, but open to people. Imagine residents safely enjoying their city, socializing with neighbors, and engaging in healthy activities. Imagine if all of this were free, with absolutely no barriers to participation. By the people, for the people.
In May 2010, we turned this vision into a reality by organizing the first-ever Atlanta Streets Alive. Atlanta Streets Alive takes a valuable public space – our city’s streets – and opens them up for people to play, walk, bike, breathe, and make their own. It's modeled on tremendously successful initiatives from around the world, including Bogotá, Colombia’s Ciclovia.
During the pandemic in 2020, we were unable to organize Atlanta Streets Alive, so we took the time to develop a proposal for the City of Atlanta to take on the initiative and make it happen more often.
In 2022, we worked with City Council on legislation to create a monthly program on Peachtree Street, to create demand for streets that serve all Atlantans. You can help! Ask the City of Atlanta to fund Atlanta Streets Alive’s Peachtree activation as an ongoing, monthly program.
Frequently asked questions about the monthly program: