Atlanta Streets Alive drew more than 100,000 participants to Peachtree Street in September (Photo by Asep Mawardi)

The success of Atlanta Streets Alive – where busy streets are closed to motorized vehicles for the afternoon and open to bicycles, pedestrians and scooters – has led to what organizers are calling a “slightly audacious” plan for a nearly 10-mile route in 2019.

More than 100,000 people took part in September’s Atlanta Streets Alive on Peachtree, but it was the new spring route along Decatur Street/DeKalb Avenue in April that had many talking. By combining that new route with the Westside route along Howell Mill Road and Marietta Street, organizer Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is planning its biggest event yet.

The “Cross-City” route will run from Underwood Hills on the Westside all the way to Decatur on Sunday, June 9, from 2 to 8 p.m. More details will be released as the event approaches.

Atlanta Streets Alive will kick off the new year back on Peachtree on April 7 and are asking the public to help select the streets for a Southwest route on Sept. 29 via a public survey at this link.

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Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.