ATLANTA, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the 10th anniversary of its Cox Conserves sustainability program, Cox Enterprises is announcing its support of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition's (ABC) Atlanta Streets Alive open streets initiative. Cox is joining Atlanta Streets Alive at the Road Captain level, supporting ABC's efforts to develop a more livable and accessible Atlanta by making biking equitable, safe and appealing.
"We are thrilled to support the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and Atlanta Streets Alive as we pursue the common goal of connecting our local communities," said Cox Enterprises Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Administrative Services Bob Jimenez. "Our hope is to encourage Atlanta residents to enjoy the outdoors and embrace sustainable lifestyles."
The open streets initiative is scheduled to cover nine miles of 'open streets' and will feature live music, games, dancing and more.
"By opening streets to people, we hope Atlantans will experience their city on foot or bike, discover something new in their backyard or across town, and gain a renewed appreciation of the simple pleasure of riding a bike," said Rebecca Serna, executive director of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.
Routes and Schedules:
- April 23 from 2-6 p.m.: Southside Route via Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. and Georgia Ave.
- June 11 from 4-8 p.m.: Westside Route via Marietta St. and Howell Mill Rd.
- Sept. 24 from 2-6 p.m.: Central Route via Peachtree St. from Downtown to Midtown
Cox has a legacy of supporting sustainability and connecting individuals with outdoor spaces. Atlanta's Cox Conserves Heroes program, presented locally by Ch. 2 WSB-TV in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, has honored 30 environmental volunteers across Metro Atlanta who are creating or preserving outdoor spaces for the community to enjoy. More than $100,000 has been donated to local nonprofits on behalf of the winners and finalists. Cox and its related entities have also been a significant contributor to the PATH Foundation and Atlanta BeltLine.
About Cox Enterprises
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms).
The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim. Through Cox Automotive, the company's international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, please visit CoxCSRReport.com.
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