Atlanta Streets Alive to return to Peachtree Street this fall

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The Atlanta Department of Transportation is bringing Atlanta Streets Alive back to Peachtree Street for one Sunday each month, with the first installment operating from this September until the end of 2024. Photo by Janelle Ward/The Atlanta Voice Atlanta Streets Alive will make its return to Midtown later this year, following a three-year hiatus primarily induced by the pandemic. Previously hosted each year by Propel ATL since its inception in 2010, the event closes a portion of city streets to automated vehicles, giving cyclists and pedestrians full control of the commerce-heavy strip for four hours on pre-selected weekends. The Atlanta Department of Transportation will host Atlanta Streets Alive along Peachtree Street for the first time since taking over the program this year, in partnership with Propel ATL. Betty Smoot-Madison, mobility director for the Atlanta Department of Transportation, said during a virtual information session about the event last month that relaunching Atlanta Streets Alive will benefit the residents who participate, as well as the business owners whose establishments line and surround the Peachtree Street route. “This is an exciting opportunity to really create true streets for people and bring vibrancy and excitement back to our core downtown and support the local...