The Atlanta Streetcar is a new public transportation system, which is part of the city’s plan to increase urban mobility, sustainable development and livability in the city of Atlanta. Each climate controlled, all-electric vehicle can accommodate nearly 200 riders.
The Atlanta Streetcar is part of a regional plan for an integrated system that includes added bike lanes and paths, more sidewalks and greenways, and expanded transit services offering increased service frequency, hours and capacity. Streetcar service will be integrated with MARTA and regional bus service. Bicycles and Segways are allowed on streetcars in the low-floor section only. Click on a map below for a closer look.
The project has had a rough start, with accidents and several operators were recently grounded, not being allowed to operate the street cars, after a Channel 2 Action News investigation revealed they did not have the required credentials. If you are visiting the city and staying downtown, it is a great way to swing by a few tourist spots like the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site, or for a worry free bar crawl down Edgewood Avenue.