What to Know for Atlanta Streets Alive Highland+

 Where will you be in 9 days? 

If you're not at Atlanta Streets Alive Highland+, you're missing a chance to witness the transformative effects of open streets on the community. 


Join us on Sunday, September 27th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., as a 4.5-mile loop is opened to people on foot, bike, and other human-powered activities and closed to motorized traffic.


Did you join us last year? If so, then you know this is our biggest open streets of the year! More than 100,000 people joined us in walking and rolling the streets of Highland Avenue, North Highland, Boulevard, and North Avenue last year.  And we're expecting for a wonderful turnout again this year. Check out the map on our website. 


The Bicycle Parade and Opening Remarks

Join us for The Bicycle Parade, with the lineup at N. Highland Ave. and Virginia Ave, starting at 1:30 p.m. The theme is "Peace, Love, and Alternative Transportation" in tribute to the Atlantans of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s who stopped a highway from being built through their neighborhoods.

Opening remarks will be made at 1:45 p.m. Featured guests are Tim Keane, Atlanta's new Planning Commissioner, and Councilman Hall. 

Things to Remember for Day Of:  

  • You can enter/exit Atlanta Streets Alive anywhere along the car-free roads i.e. the event route

  • Remember to follow general rules of the road, including, but not limited to:

    • Say to the right side of the street in the direction of travel

    • Stop at traffic signals when red. Many of the cross streets will still have car traffic over the car-free route.

    • Be courteous, be alert - no need to speed on bikes, skates, or boards.

  • It’s okay to walk your bike in areas of dense participation. Enjoy the scenery, businesses, and activity!

  • There will be additional trash/recycling and portable restrooms along the route so please do your part to keep the ATL beautiful!

  • It’s FREE and we encourage everyone - no matter the age, ability, or neighborhood you rep, come! Even if have no clue what exactly an Open Street is, we promise you will like it.


Live/Work along the route? Atlanta Streets Alive is for you too, so enjoy!

 See the chart below for street closure information for the 27th. Streets will be closed from 12:30-7:30 p.m.. Check out our website for more information about intersection closures.


How to get there


The two closest MARTA stations are North Avenue (on the red/orange line) and Inman Park/Reynoldstown (on the green/blue line). 

By Bike

Use Google Maps bike routing tools to find the best route to get there by bike. 

By Foot

The Highland+ route will touch five Atlanta neighborhoods: Virginia Highland, Atkins Park, Poncey-Highland, Inman Park, and the Old Fourth Ward. Walk over to the route from your neighborhood!