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People Pack Peachtree at Atlanta Streets Alive 2019

Atlantans came out in full force this year—on foot, on bike, on scooters, rollerblading, pushing strollers, and with their dogs!

Published: 4/9/2019

On Sunday April 7, Peachtree Street transformed from a car-clogged roadway into a pedestrian's dream. More than 3 miles of Peachtree Street were opened for people and closed for cars for the annual Central Atlanta Streets Alive event, organized by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. The route was full of interactive experiences for people to explore, enjoy and learn from, thanks to adjacent buildings, businesses and community organizations.

This year Midtown Alliance was a sponsor of the event and set up an interactive art project for bikers, walkers, and everyone who passed by along the route. Midtown Alliance’s pop-up activation featured two canvases with Midtown symbols on them ready to be painted and enhanced by artists of all ages. The two completed works of art will be given away to lucky participants.

“We saw people on foot, on bike, on scooters, rollerblading, pushing strollers, with their dogs,” said Lauren Bohn, Midtown Alliance program manager for urban design and placemaking. “It was great to see so many happy people.”

A focus of the mission of Atlanta Streets Alive is to reclaim public streets for the people—streets that appeal to people walking and biking, businesses, and neighbors.

“It's always really well- embraced by the community,” said Bohn. “And with this year's gorgeous spring weather, Atlantans came out in full force.”

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