“Imagine residents safely enjoying their city, socializing with neighbors, and engaging in healthy activities. Imagine if all of this were free, with absolutely no barriers to participation. By the people, for the people.“
This is probably one of the coolest “things to do” I’ve posted about yet – if this doesn’t make you jump up off the couch and get out there, I don’t know what will!
Today – Sunday, May 23, 2010 – from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM is the first ever Atlanta Streets Alive. It’s being described as “part bike tour, part block party, and a great time.” It’s a way for Atlanta to get out into the street and socialize, support local businesses and be active! Hosted by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and supported by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the event is modeled after events around the world, such as Bogotá, Colombia’s Ciclovia; Paris, France’s Paris Plage; and San Francisco’s Sunday’s Streets, that have enjoyed success.
Streets will be closed, but local businesses will be open and the streets will be, well, alive! There will be group activities, such as tango, yoga, hula hooping, break dancing, an obstacle course, tribal belly dancing, and other fun activities. For an interactive map of street closures, activities and businesses, click here. If you’re planning on biking, click here of a map of the bike loop.
WHERE: Atlanta Street Alive – Woodruff Park, between Edgewood and Auburn Avenues