Nonetheless, it is becoming a popular route for northbound cyclists, especially during rush hour.
Spring Street, running southbound a block away, does not have a bicycle lane. It also has four lanes of traffic and, at one point, a freeway interchange. I used to see people cycling southbound on West Peachtree Street, riding against traffic on the sidewalk. More recently, I am spotting regular bicycle traffic using Spring Street.
It would probably function better for everyone if these were converted to two-way operation. Motorists wouldn't have to drive around in circles to reach their destinations (there are a number of one-way cross streets too). Pedestrians would feel safer, vehicle speeds would probably be more appropriate, and cyclists wouldn't have to merge across 3 or 4 lanes of traffic to turn left.