Images via the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.
Atlanta Streets Alive is returning this Sunday with its longest route yet. Stretching across the city, the 8.8-mile, car-free ride will connect 21 neighborhoods from Howell Mill Road across to Dekalb Ave.
“We want biking, walking, and taking transit to be a real and realistic option for all Atlantans getting around the city, and we believe that safe streets will pave the way for this type of change,” Atlanta Streets Alive program manager Heather Luyk said in a statement.
The route will allow access to 10 activity hubs, including two kids’ zones, and more than 50 partners will be on site to provide with free and family-friendly programming, according to program materials. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition invites participants to learn more about their Safe Streets for All advocacy efforts all along the route.
The kickoff parade will take place at the 8th Street Hub at 1:30 p.m., on June 9, where city officials and community leaders will provide comment on the two Complete Street projects along the route.
Participants are encouraged to walk, bike or use other human-powered means of transportation to enjoy the celebration. To learn more, click here.