Atlanta Streetcar Tour
The Atlanta Streetcar, a modern, ADA compliant, electrically-powered transit system is the subject of the April 28th, 2012 walking tour. The City of Atlanta has received $47 million from the United States Department of Transportation to construct the project. Construction is now underway, and the system will run for 2.7 miles in the downtown, business, tourism and convention corridor connecting Peachtree Street with Sweet Auburn Avenue.
By connecting seamlessly with other rail lines and bicycle routes, the streetcar will allow residents and tourists to get out of their cars and avoid downtown congestion. The line will run on electricity and will release zero-emissions into downtown Atlanta. And the line's cars will be built using sustainable and recycled materials in a facility that uses renewable energy sources. Stick around for an optional lunch at Peachtree Center afterwards!
Level of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Things to bring: Please wear comfortable shoes, and feel free to bring water and cameras
Things to not bring: Anything you don't want to lug around for 2 hours
Kid Friendly: We will be crossing some busy intersections and highway on ramps and the sidewalks are not in great shape, so use your best judgement. No strollers, please
Dog Friendly: Yes, but with above caveats
Meeting location: SE Entrance to Peachtree Center MARTA station at Peachtree & Ellis.