The streets of the West End are coming alive! Atlanta Streets Alive, organized by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, is introducing a new route. On April 20, from 2-6 p.m., a 2.7-mile loop in the West End will be closed to traffic and opened to pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-vehicular activities.
This event encourages people to explore the streets of their neighborhood from a new perspective – one that promotes health, reduces emissions, and encourages interaction between neighbors. Atlanta Streets Alive has had very successful events elsewhere in Atlanta, including on the east side and Downtown.
While you’re at it, this is a great opportunity to explore the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail before it goes under construction this fall. The Westside Trail, currently open as an interim hiking trail, will be a 3-mile multi-use trail running from Washington Park to Adair Park, utilizing the existing West End Trail in the West End neighborhood.
Part of the Atlanta Streets Alive route also uses the West End Trail between White Street and Gordon White Park.
The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on April 20th in the West End neighborhood:
- Ralph David Abernathy Blvd (from Langhorn St SW to Murphy Ave SW) all lanes
- Murphy Ave SW (from Ralph David Abernathy to Lee St Connector) all lanes
- White St SW (from Peeples St to Lee St SW) all lanes
Keep your calendar open for another Atlanta Streets Alive event May 18th on Peachtree Street, from Downtown to Midtown.