Atlanta Streets Alive, West End

Atlanta Streets Alive was great today! Streets were closed to cars and open to human powered transport in the lovely historic West End neighborhood.

The route included the West End Trail of the Beltline. Another highlight: goats! It was definitely one of the best Streets Alive events I’ve been to — it drew a huge crowd and everyone looked to be having a good time.

My favorite part was seeing West Enders in front of their houses saying hi to visitors. It’s a friendly place.

Home Movie of Atlanta in 1929
Great 1929 home movie of Atlanta shows Stone Mtn being carved, the early Atlanta airport, and the ticker tape parade on Peachtree for golfer Bobby Jones. Here are the time marks where you can find stuff:

1:58min Carving of Stone Mountain

2:40min Atlanta Airport

3:50min Ticker-tape parade for golf champion Bobby Jones on Peachtree Street
Broad Street in the rain today, Downtown Atlanta

Broad Street in the rain today, Downtown Atlanta

"The largest subsidy in the federal system is the mortgage interest deduction, about $100 billion annually. Gas taxes don’t begin to reflect the costs incurred by automobile use, from pollution to depressed land values around highways. By contrast, urban mass transit, school systems, parks, affordable housing and even urban welfare recipients receive crumbs relative to the vastness of government largess showered on suburbia."

America’s Urban Future | New York Times, 04/16/2014

Streets are closing to cars this Sunday at West End in Atlanta! Come out from 2 to 6 p.m. to walk or cycle the streets as Atlanta Bicycle Coalition once again presents Streets Alive.
Read about the event here
EDIT: oops, mistakenly typed Saturday at first. Corrected to Sunday.

Streets are closing to cars this Sunday at West End in Atlanta! Come out from 2 to 6 p.m. to walk or cycle the streets as Atlanta Bicycle Coalition once again presents Streets Alive.

Read about the event here

EDIT: oops, mistakenly typed Saturday at first. Corrected to Sunday.

"If biking and walking infrastructure is presented as some kind of recreational amenity, it will be the first thing cut the next time budgets tighten. Successful biking and walking infrastructure is not recreation but transportation. It is also an extremely high returning investment, one that not only disproportionately grows the tax base but allows local money to stay within the community longer."

Stupid is as Stupid does | Strong Towns Blog, 4/14/2014

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