Atheists Are Taking Over the Streets April 9, 2009

Atheists Are Taking Over the Streets

We’re already taking over buses.

It only makes sense that atheists begin to adopt the streets those buses could drive on 🙂


The Atheist Longhorns at the University of Texas at Austin have been doing their part to
keep the city clean — nice!

Are there other atheist groups out there who are adopting streets or highways in their community?

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  • The North Texas Church of Freethought has adopted two miles of Northwest Highway, right through the middle of Dallas.

    See pictures here.

  • Polly

    I saw a section of freeway that was adopted by an Atheist group. I can’t remembe if it was the 215 or the 15 or some other Fwy in the San Bernardino area. I don’t remember what Atheist group it was. I was going by, well, pretty darn fast.

  • Going the other direction, I’ll never forget driving through Northern Louisiana and seeing a mile that had been adopted by the local chapter of the KKK.

  • anon

    I occasionally drive through a section of highway north of Sacramento, Ca maintained by Atheists and Other Freethinkers

    Caltrans selected Atheists and Other Freethinkers as the 2003 District Three and North Region Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer of the Year, in recognition of over eight years of service. Caltrans District Three includes Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento. Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties.

  • BowserTheCat

    I see this one pretty regularly and it always cheers me up – as opposed to the plethora of church and “god” messages that don’t…

  • Brian Westley


    Now they’ll point to this as proof that atheists have horns

  • dfledermaus

    For years, the Freethinkers of Ventura County (California) did cleanup on a stretch of the 101 Freeway. I’m not sure why they aren’t doing it anymore. You’d have to ask them. Their website is at

  • Norm

    Both the Minnesota Atheists and the Humanists of Minnesota have been doing adopt-a-highway cleanups for several years. The former has a portion of US-10 near Rice, MN; the latter does a stretch of I-35W in Lino Lakes.

  • garrick

    Atheists United in Los Angeles adopted a section of the 2 Freeway running through Glendale.

    I don’t know if they have others, but I have been seeing the sign regularly for years.

    Come to think of it, that sign led me to their website, which led me to research more about philosophy, theology, atheism, etc. I’ve always been an atheist, but that sign eventually led me explore and develop it.

  • Check us out over at Freethought Fort Wayne — We had a highway cleanup last Sunday! There’s a picture around here somewhere

  • The Freethinkers of UT-Arlington recently adopted a park near campus. We are currently planning cleanup and beautification projects.

  • tj

    this sign is in Austin in a neighborhood called Hyde park. it was adopted by a couple of atheist students at the university of Texas(that’s where the longhorns part comes from). my mom lives a couple of blocks away from here

  • tj

    this is why austin is the the greatest city ever

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