Next month, everyone's favorite street-closure party will debut a new, 4.5-mile route that we'll call The Big Dipper. It's similar to the Atlanta Streets Alive extravaganza route last fall that summoned more than 83,000 runners, walkers, bikers and general revelers — with one notable difference: North Avenue will make its first official Streets Alive appearance, which should showcase recent progress at Ponce City Market, Historic Fourth Ward Park and the Beltline's Gateway. The Big Dipper will be off-limits to vehicles from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 28, connecting five different intown neighborhoods. For the uninitiated, Streets Alive summarizes their events like so: "Where we close the streets to cars and open them to people. Bring your bicycle or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way."
· Atlanta Streets Alive [Website]
· Street Parties, Walkability Threaten To Make ATL 'Cool' [Curbed]