One of Atlanta’s greatest assets is its idiosyncratic neighborhoods. Trouble is that it can be hard to take in all of a community’s charms and quirks when you’re just driving through. But Atlanta Streets Alive closes off traffic—allowing you to walk, bike, or skateboard through a neighborhood—and gives you the chance to explore miles of the city at sidewalk level. Organized by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Streets Alive events have included celebrations in the West End, along Peachtree Street, and through Poncey-Highland. atlantastreetsalive.com
This article originally appeared in our December 2014 issue.