The city of Atlanta is quickly becoming a proponent of bicycles and the month of June offers several opportunities for residents to experience this first hand. Often referred to as the poster child for suburban sprawl, Atlanta has recently been putting an emphasis on becoming more pedestrian friendly. This can be seen in the countless mixed-use developments that are popping up on every street corner, the push to further extend and develop the Atlanta Beltline, talks of adding bike lanes on major thoroughfares and even a bike share program? Yep that’s right, Atlanta is getting its very own bike share program, similar to that of NYC’s Citi Bike. See what else Atlanta has in store this June for it’s two-wheeling civilians!
Atlanta Streets Alive – June 12th 4-8pm
Atlanta Streets Alive is a program that opens the streets to the people by temporarily closing them to cars. Inspired by open street projects all over the world, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition has brought this new healthy, sustainable and vibrant city experience to Atlanta. This month’s event will take place on the 2.7 mile stretch of Peachtree Street from Edgewood to 17th Street. The event kicks off with a bicycle parade where participants are encouraged to decorate their bikes and themselves. This year’s “stripe” theme is an effort to push for bike lanes/stripes on Peachtree Street. The free, family-friendly event is open to anybody on foot, bicycle or other human-powered activities. After the parade, patrons can enjoy a hosts of other activities like music, dancing, eating, relaxing, and otherwise just enjoying their city and the people who make it what it is. (more…)