At the end of September, I had the opportunity to attend the national Open Streets Summit in Atlanta, GA. The summit brought together new and veteran open streets organizers from around the country to learn and share challenges, successes, and best practices in organizing successful open streets programs in American cities.
By far, the highlight of the weekend was a great talk by Gil Penalosa about the amazing impact open streets can have on our cities, and why we even bother. A close second, was the chance to get out on the streets and experience Atlanta Streets Alive, Atlanta’s own open streets program.
It was fascinating to see how Atlanta Streets Alive is like Sunday Streets in some ways, and different in others. Below are pictures of a few things that I noticed.