The streets of Atlanta’s West End will spring to life on Sunday, April 19 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., as a 3.5-mile loop in the Historic West End is opened to people on foot, bike, and other human-powered activities, and closed to motorized traffic.
Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s open-streets initiative, Atlanta Streets Alive, is designed to give people the opportunity to experience vibrant, people-oriented streets that encourage walking, biking, and other healthy activities, by taking cars out of the equation for the afternoon. Last year was Atlanta Streets Alive’s first visit to the West End.
This year’s event will feature tactical urbanism, or inexpensive, individual projects that make small places more lively and enjoyable, designed with seniors in mind, through a grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission. In addition, People for a Livable Lee Street will construct a pop-up protected bike lane on Lee Street. Lee Street will be highlighted during the event in order to bring attention to the group’s goal of converting this high speed arterial to a Complete Street that encourages transportation by foot and on bike, while connecting neighborhoods, transit, and jobs.
Visit AtlantaStreetsAlive.com for more information about getting involved. Atlanta Streets Alive is an initiative of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.
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