Streets Alive will take place for the final time this year on Sunday, September, 2019. It will be a 3.4 mile route through Southwest Atlanta, including Cascade Avenue, Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., and Georgia Avenue.
The event goes from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. For these four hours, select areas of southwestern
Atlanta streets will be closed to traffic — and open for people to stroll, roll, bike, and play!
The Streets Alive Southwest route connects seven neighborhoods, including Westview, Historic West End, Adair Park, Pittsburgh, Mechanicsville, Beecher-Donnelly, and Summerhill.
Along the route, you’ll find a wealth of interactive experiences, hosted by community organizations, local businesses, and Streets Alive sponsors. You can stop at a free water station, or buy a commemorative event t-shirt.
Remember, there is no set beginning or end. You can explore the open streets from end to end, or enter and exit the route at any cross-street at any time during the four-hour activation.
Bring a valid ID with you if you’d like to enjoy a cocktail along the way.
Atlanta Streets Alive is FREE and fun for all ages. So bring your friends and family, and share in the experience of enjoying our city streets as public space!
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The Streets Alive kickoff parade
Join in the official opening of the route, followed by a bicycle parade.
The parade lineup and opening ceremony is at 2 p.m. and the parade launches at 2:30 p.m.
All are welcome to walk, roll, and stroll in the parade! FREE bicycle decorations are available while supplies last.
Remember, you don’t have to begin or end at a set point. You’re free to hop on and off the open streets anywhere you’d like. You don’t have to participate in the parade to enjoy Streets Alive.
Plan a stop for Music in the Park
Pop-up stages along the way will provide live entertainment.
New to Streets Alive?
Here’s how it works!
Streets Alive is FREE and it’s for everyone. You don’t have to be an athlete to join in. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what neighborhood you live in. Even if you’ve never heard of the Open Street concept before, you’re invited to get out and experience it firsthand.
The open street route has no formal beginning or end. You can hop on at any point you like. The flow of people will move in both directions, like it does on the Beltline.
This is a chance for you to EXPLORE our city. You can stroll, roll, shop, eat, play, socialize, or simply enjoy the spring weather — all without the noise, fumes, and intensity of Atlanta’s traffic. You create your own experience and the possibilities are endless.
The idea is to OPT OUT traffic. Getting to Atlanta Streets Alive is easy by MARTA, by bike, or any human-powered mode of transportation. Consider challenging yourself to leave your car at home all day and, if you have to drive, then carpool with others. (We realize some of you have to drive to a MARTA station!)
Streets Alive creates a a whole new healthy and vibrant city street experience in Atlanta. It’s a program inspired by open streets projects all over the world. So bring your bicycle, your skateboard, or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way!
Please don’t bring a car to Streets Alive!
You can walk, bike, or scooter to the route. You can also use Uber or Lyft, but the idea is to opt out of traffic.
This route is perhaps not as accessible as some others, which followed the MARTA tracks closely.
The only MARTA rail station along the route is West End Station. It is somewhat in the middle of the route. West End Station is on the Gold/Red (north-south) line.
View the MARTA Guide to navigating West End Station.
The West Lake and Ashby MARTA Stations, on the Blue (east-west) line are also options.
We recommend the Marta On The Go app for easy access to rail maps and timetables. Remember, trains run less often on Sundays, usually every 20 minutes.
NOTE: If you live or work in the area, be sure you’re aware of street closures in the area.