— via irishboyinlondon
Jeanne Bonner at Atlanta Unsheltered posted this great photo of the crowds filling the sidewalks of downtown Atlanta for Dragoncon (her full post here). She points out that one of the best things about this kind of event is just seeing so many pedestrians in Atlanta’s urban core.
I love that, too. I don’t get to see downtown during its busy 9-5, M-F time since my job takes me elsewhere. When I’m here at nights and on the weekends I end up seeing the often empty streetscapes of this northern downtown area around Peachtree Center (the area around Five Points, Underground Atlanta and elsewhere in southern downtown is much more active) where cars outnumber pedestrians. It’s great to have an event like Dragoncon or Streets Alive so that we can see the pedestrians have the upper hand.