Atlantic Station is at the heart of Atlanta, with some of the best restaurants and retail the city has to offer, alongside its many homes and office buildings. A community like this has a lot of opportunities to keep the air clean, and Atlantic Station is taking advantage of them.
Here are some of the ways the Atlantic Station community does its part for sustainability and clean air.
Atlantic Station was developed to be people-first—not car-first. Homes, offices, and retail spaces are all within walking or biking distance of each other, making Atlantic Station a true walkable community.
This means that simply by nature of its design, Atlantic Station takes cars off the road. By some estimates, the convenience of car-free travel in the district removes 75 tons of CO2 from the air each day.
The Atlantic Station Access Program
To further reduce the amount of driving needed to access Atlantic Station, the Atlantic Station Access Program (ASAP) helps commuters get to and from Atlantic Station via green travel.
ASAP works with Atlantic Station employers to help their employees find clean commutes, including walking, biking, carpooling, or taking transit. With ASAP’s help, employers can then incentivize clean commutes by offering rewards to people who take them. ASAP also helps employers manage telework and hybrid work policies so employees don’t need to drive into work every day.
While Atlantic Station is walkable, getting from the nearest MARTA station to the heart of the neighborhood can be a little far. That’s why Atlantic Station and ASAP have introduced shuttle buses that take people from the Arts Center MARTA Station to central Atlantic Station. This shuttle bus transports an estimated 746 riders each month.
Bike and Scooter Rentals
For people who want to easily get around Atlantic Station without having to walk, there’s a Relay bike rental station located at District Ave. and 17th Street. Atlantic Station has also recently partnered with scooter providers and designated five different locations for scooter drop-offs and pick-ups.
Biking and scootering make for fun and healthy alternatives from driving across the neighborhood to another.
In addition to taking cars off the road, air quality is also dependent on responsible energy usage. This means committing to energy efficiency. For example, Atlantic Station has converted over 300 pole lights to LED bulbs. LED lights are 80% more efficient than traditional bulbs, reducing the emissions created from the neighborhood’s electricity generation.
As a walkable neighborhood with a lot of options for getting around, Atlantic Station reduces air pollution by design—and with the help of ASAP, the neighborhood is growing more environmentally friendly by the day.