We Love BuHi has done it by bike and by MARTA bus. Next up for its slate of Buford Highway food tours: trolleys.

The Buford Highway "CirculaTour" logo from We Love BuHi.
The Buford Highway “CirculaTour” logo from We Love BuHi.

Dubbed the “CirculaTour,” the series of food tours planned for later this summer will double as advocacy for some sort of mass transit “circulator” system on the Buford corridor, according to We Love BuHi founder Marian Liou. Various transit ideas for the corridor have been floated in recent months, from dedicated bus lanes to a monorail.

We Love BuHi’s tours focus on the multicultural food and urban planning challenges of Buford Highway. The CirculaTour, or “BuHi Circ” for short, is planned as a series of motorized trolley tours on five dates in July, August and September. They will visit places matching such themes as “Sweet,” “Wrapped” and “Whipped,” Liou said.

The tour routes will terminate near MARTA stations to show how easy it is to get around on Buford Highway and encourage public transit use. And, Liou said, another goal is to “induce popular imagination and support for a Buford Highway area circulator, whether it takes the form of a bus, trolley or even streetcar.”

The CirculaTour is still in the planning stage, but We Love BuHi aims to hold the first installment on July 23. For more information, watch welovebuhi.com.

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.