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Atlanta Bicycle Coalition debuts route connecting several neighborhoods to Downtown Atlanta

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Source: Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Source: Atlanta Bicycle Coalition

The city of Atlanta is continuing to make its mark as one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in America and a new route that opened on Sunday will help connect several neighborhoods to the downtown area.

The new Atlanta Streets Alive route will connect eleven neighborhoods to Downtown Atlanta with 4.4 miles along Decatur Street and DeKalb Avenue, from Rocky Ford Road to Peachtree Street.

The route will make a safe connection for bicyclists and pedestrians throughout the following neighborhoods: Sweet Auburn, Old Fourth Ward, Grant Park, Cabbagetown, Inman Park, Little Five Points, Reynoldstown, Candler Park, Edgewood, Lake Claire and Kirkwood.

Vision of DeKalb Avenue

How it happened

The route was made possible after voters approved the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond in 2015. The initiative was aimed at transforming a dangerous street into a safe connection from Decatur to the BeltLine and onto Downtown Atlanta.

An event was held Sunday on Decatur Street between Pryor and Central to christen the route.

Route Map

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