Atlanta Streets Alive returns on Sunday, June 9, with its longest and most ambitious route yet covering 10 miles from the Westside to Decatur along Howell Mill Road, Decatur Street, DeKalb Avenue and West Howard Avenue.
Atlanta Bicycle Coalition said Cross-City, which will connect 21 neighborhoods along the way, will also have longer hours – 2 to 8 p.m. – for pedestrians, cyclists, skaters and scooter riders to explore the route. The City of Decatur has partnered with ABC to activate West Howard Avenue.
At 10 activity hubs, including two kids zones, more than 50 partners will engage participants with free and family-friendly programming. ABC will have information about its Safe Streets for All advocacy at the 8th Street Hub on Howell Mill Road in Home Park, the Five Points Hub on Decatur Street in Downtown, and the Inman Park-Reynoldstown Hub at Hurt Street on DeKalb Avenue.Donations of $25 or more come with a limited edition t-shirt designed by the popular Atlanta street artist Yoyo Ferro.
The official opening of the street and lineup for the kickoff parade will take place at the 8th Street Hub at 1:30 pm, and City of Atlanta officials and community leaders will remark on the status of the two Complete Street projects along this route and rally in support of safe streets.
“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,” says Atlanta Streets Alive program manager Heather Luyk.
Visit AtlantaStreetsAlive.com/cross-city for more information and to see the route map.