An Assessment of Social and Health Equity in Atlanta Streets Alive Events
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This paper aims to summarize the benefits of open streets initiatives in the U.S. and uses Atlanta as a case study to evaluate open streets routes and the communities with access to the events. The research examines open streets events implemented within the City of Atlanta in relation to the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the communities with access to the event and the city as a whole. The research also considers potential routes that may better connect more subpopulations to an event. Ultimately, the research summarizes the reach of open streets events within Atlanta and provides recommendations for event organizers to consider in order to ensure that future events are accessible to as many Atlanta residents as possible and include populations that have historically been underserved to enable equitable exposure to the positive benefits of the events.