Corey Wills and his son C.J. make their way down Peachtree Street during the Atlanta Streets Alive ride Sunday, April 7, 2019. Atlanta Bicycle Coalition activated 3.1 miles of Peachtree Street for the Sunday afternoon ride. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC
Photo: Steve Schaefer
Photo: Steve Schaefer

Southwest Atlanta streets to shut down for bikers, pedestrians this fall

Bikers and pedestrians in Southwest Atlanta can ride or walk their streets for four hours this fall without worrying about cars. 

Atlanta Streets Alive-Southwest will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. on September 29 on a 4.8-mile course. The initiative is part of the Atlanta Bike Coalition’s effort to create safer shared streets and raise awareness around traffic crashes and fatalities. 

The event is free and for all ages. Participants are urged to take MARTA to get to the route.

The route begins at the Cascade Springs Nature Preserve at the corner of Cascade Road and Veltre Circle and ends at the intersection of Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard. 

A parade will kick off the route beginning at 1:30 p.m. with opening remarks. 

Roads will be closed to cars on Cascade Road between Vetre Circle and Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. Roads will also be closed between West Ontario Avenue and Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard along Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard. 

Learn more about the event here.

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