Atlanta Streets Alive Southwest
On Sunday September 29, Atlanta Streets Alive will happen on Ralph David Abernathy Street. The event starts at Cascade Rd and Donnelly Ave with the Bike Parade. We can meet at the Checkers at 1449 Donnelly Ave at 2pm. You can join us anywhere along the route.
Be sure to bring plenty of water so you can stay hydrated.
WHEN AND WHERE
On Sunday, September 29, 2019, from 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition activates Atlanta Streets Alive - Southwest, connecting 7 neighborhoods spanning from Cascade Avenue along Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard to Georgia Avenue. We'll close the streets to cars and open them for people to walk, roll, bike, and play!
KICKOFF PARADE & OPENING PROGRAM
The fun kicks off on the Cascade Avenue side of the route at Donnelly Avenue where you can join in the official opening of the street followed by a parade of the route. Parade lineup and opening remarks are at 2:00 pm followed by a 2:30 pm parade launch. All are welcome to walk, roll, and stroll in the parade! FREE parade decorations are available while supplies last.
WHAT AND WHY
History, culture, spirit, and pride are dominant themes in Atlanta’s Southwest neighborhoods and communities. Another aspect of life for residents in Southwest Atlanta is greater exposure to severe or fatal injuries from traffic collisions. Despite higher rates of walking and transit usage, neighborhoods in the Southwest have some of the lowest sidewalk coverage in our city.
Safe and complete streets improve connectivity to transit, jobs, schools, social and recreational destinations, healthcare, and other services. The way to achieve safe, complete, and inclusive streets is through community engagement -- that's why we involved community members of Southwest Atlanta in helping us select this route. We extend our thanks to members of the Atlanta City Council, church ministers, MARTA, neighborhood associations and NPU leadership, and the Atlanta Streets Alive: Southwest Steering Committee for their commitment and contributions to solidifying the revised route.
Whether we are advocating for safe crossings, bike lanes, sidewalks, or Complete Streets, all the streets in our city should be safe for all people. We're encouraged by the level of community involvement we've had in planning this route. It is further evidence that our city streets are vital public space.
Join us as we further mobilize the community in support of #RespectCascade to advance safe streets for all.
Atlanta Streets Alive is FREE and fun for all ages. Bring your friends and family, and share in the experience of enjoying our city streets as public space!
September 29, 2019
2pm - 6pm