Category Archives: In the News

“Moderate Difficulty”

I cycled a lot during the summer of 2011. Every week, I cranked out at least fifty miles on the Silver Comet and added a spin class or two to my usual routine so I would be in peak condition for the up-and-coming trip: a cycling tour of Tuscany. I did not want to be […]

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Trail Will Connect Tanyard to Atlanta Memorial Park

Several extensions to the PATH trails near the Bobby Jones Golf Course are in the works. PATH and the City of Atlanta will begin work this summer on the connection between the existing trail in Tanyard Park and Northside Drive at the entrance to Bitsy Grant Tennis Center. Later in the year, the Georgia Department […]

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A Secret No Longer

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PATH recently completed the installation of a 520 foot-long bridge over the South River with funding from the Transportation Enhancement Program administered by the Georgia DOT and matching funds from Rockdale County. Many thanks to DOT board member Robert L. Brown, and Rockdale County Special Projects Manager Andrew Hammer for their support for this project. […]

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PATH 400 Underway

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PATH recently began work on the PATH 400 trail between Lenox Road and Old Ivy Road in Buckhead. Construction will continue through the rest of the year along the southern side of Georgia 400. Phase 2 between Old Ivy Road and West Wieuca Road will be under construction later this summer and be completed in […]

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Chastain Improvements Coming

PATH is helping the Chastain Park Conservancy and the City of Atlanta replace the narrow sidewalk on the west side of North Fulton Golf Course along Powers Ferry Road with a full size PATH. Work should begin sometime this summer and be completed by year end, except for the bridge over Nancy Creek. A stand-alone […]

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Low Country Riding

A magnificent partnership in Beaufort, South Carolina recently completed an additional 2.27 miles of the Spanish Moss Trail through the towns of Beaufort and Port Royal. PATH collaborated with Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail, the City and County of Beaufort, the Town of Port Royal, Beaufort-Jasper Water Sewer Authority, and Beaufort Memorial Hospital to […]

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City Launches Path Police Program

The City of Atlanta recently launched a program to enhance public safety on the Atlanta BeltLine and connecting PATH trails. Mayor Kasim Reed and Police Chief George Turner introduced a team of officers on bicycles as the Path Force Unit, charged with patrolling the Atlanta BeltLine Trail and many of the BeltLine connector trails PATH […]

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Bridge Art

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The next time you pack up and head out for a day-long trail experience, consider a new destination. It’s hard to change habits and venture outside of your comfort zone but there is so much more to biking and hiking near Atlanta than the Silver Comet and Stone Mountain Trails. Until recently, the trail system […]

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Bearly A Trail (part 2)

A big part of me wanted to stay at the tunnel with people rather than heading toward the raspberries, (and anything eating raspberries) but we pointed our bikes south and pushed away. I remember thinking to myself what the TV interview with those folks would sound like after they found parts of me mixed in […]

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Southwest Connection

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In 1993, PATH began building Atlanta’s first greenway trail in Southwest Atlanta. At that time the famous band leader, Lionel Hampton, had the largest single tract of privately-owned land inside I-285. The tract, purchased as an investment for future development followed Utoy Creek from Flamingo Road to Westview Cemetery and Beecher Hills Elementary School. The […]

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