Atlanta Streets Alive

A monthly Open Street presented by ATLDOT with support by Propel ATL & the Atlanta community

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.

Sun. September 24, 2023 from 1PM - 5PM

Sun. October 22, 2023 from 1PM - 5PM

Sun. December 3, 2023 from 1PM - 5PM

Frequently asked questions about the monthly program


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. The City of Atlanta made it official by including funding for Atlanta Streets Alive in its 2023 fiscal year budget, bringing us closer to the goal of regular, ongoing activations. In 2023, ATLDOT hired staff to make this a reality. 

Visit the website to learn more and get involved! 


Photo by Steve Eberhardt