Monday, January 7, 2013
The “Gateway” connection will link this new park to the rest of the Atlanta BeltLine, which connects to Piedmont Park and the Freedom Park Trail leading to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library complex.
Staff Report On the last day of 2012, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) purchased a critical property from The Trust for Public Land that will connect the recently opened Eastside Trail with Historic Fourth Ward Park. Funding for the acquisition came from private donations to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Capital Campaign. This “Gateway” connection, when completed, will for the first time link this new park to the rest of the Atlanta BeltLine, which connects to Piedmont Park and the Freedom Park Trail leading to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library complex. “This acquisition is another critical milestone for the Atlanta BeltLine that will connect two of the city’s newest and most inspiring public places,” Chief Operating Officer and interim…
Monday, November 26, 2012
The weather looks to be great for the event that is expected to attract more than 1,000 participants.
The forecast for this Saturday is for plenty of sun and temps in the mid-60s. Sounds like perfect weather for a scenic run as the Atlanta BeltLine Running Series will hold the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K on Dec. 1. Runners will have a chance to take to the new Eastside Trail, winding through the Inman Park, Midtown, Old Fourth Ward, Poncey-Highland, and Virginia Highland neighborhoods. This is the first official walk or run on the recently opened Eastside Trail. Runners will also pass by the new Historic Fourth Ward Park and Skate Park, see skyline views of downtown and Midtown Atlanta, travel an off-road stretch of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, and go through Piedmont Park. Strollers and dogs are permitted for the 10 a.m. race that …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Grant from Midtown-based private foundation will help support the development of the recently opened Eastside Trail
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership announced Friday it will receive a generous grant from the Woodruff Foundation to support the Atlanta BeltLine project's expansion, specifically the development of the Gateway connecting the Eastside Trail to Historic Fourth Ward Park. The $3 million dollar grant will also support the development of the portion of the Eastside Trail through Reynoldstown; design for this trail segment will begin by the end of the year. With this contribution, private sector investment in the project now exceeds $41 million. "The Atlanta BeltLine is a critical priority for the City of Atlanta, and the private sector has been a tremendous partner in its accelerated progress over the last several years," Atlanta Mayor Kasim …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Midtown-based pedestrian advocacy organization hands out annual Golden Shoe Awards, including one to the Atlanta BeltLine that is hosting a public-invited implementation plan meeting Thursday night on the westside.
UPDATE: 11 a.m. 11/15/12 There's been a change of address for tonight's Atlanta BeltLine meeting as just posted on the group's Facebook page: We hope to see all of you this evening at our Citywide Conversation! We have had a change of address and the new location is just across the street from the previous venue. Plenty of parking is available and it is close to the Vine City MARTA station. New location: Central United Methodist Church 503 Mitchell Street SW Atlanta, GA 30314 ORIGINAL STORY PEDS, metro Atlanta’s pedestrian advocacy organization, presented its 13th annual Golden Shoe Awards Tuesday evening in Midtown in a celebration to honor the people, projects and places that have contributed significantly this year to making metro …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Construction is now underway at the northern end of the Atlanta BeltLine's Eastside Trail for a new pedestrian crossing at Monroe Drive and 10th Street.
A few weeks ago, one of the most anticipated public spaces in Atlanta officially opened with the Atlanta BeltLine's Eastside Trail. The new 2.25-mile long section of the Atlanta BeltLine, running from Irwin St. to 10th St. and Monroe Dr., connects the neighborhoods of Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, Midtown, Poncey Highland and Virginia Highland. But as many trail users know, when the trail reaches Monroe, there are still safety concerns in attempting to cross Monroe to reach Piedmont Park and Park Tavern, especially during the rush hour commute. Those concerns will soon be alleviated somewhat as construction began this past week on new pedestrian signals and a 28-foot wide striped pedestrian crossing with new curb ramps built into the …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The Eastside Trail's completion, along with that of the two completed trails creates six miles of walking paths.
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Monday, October 15, 2012
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will lead the official dedication of the Atlanta BeltLine's Eastside Trail at 10 a.m. today at the intersection of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor and the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, located at 830 Willoughby Way. "The opening of the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail will be a revelation for Atlantans who can traverse their city, neighborhood-to-neighborhood in unprecedented fashion," Reed said in a statement. "This world-class public space is the result of great public-private partnerships. It creates new mobility options, lays the foundation for transit along the Atlanta BeltLine, promises improved health and enhanced neighborhoods, and is already spurring sustainable economic growth and development." The …