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PATH 2015 ANNUAL REP0RT

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We encourage you to review our 2015 ‘report card’ where we summarize PATH activity for our fiscal year ending March 31st, 2015. As you will see, we are still the meanest, leanest nonprofit around, taking 90% of your donations and putting them directly into trail construction. We opened 11 more miles of trails with additional…

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SURROUNDING BOBBY JONES

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PATH is in discussions with the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy and the Peachtree Battle Alliance Neighborhood regarding a proposed PATH trail that would complete the loop around Bobby Jones Golf Course in Atlanta Memorial Park. In pursuit of the project, PATH met with several groups interested in making improvements to the…

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3 MORE MILES OF SOUTH RIVER TRAIL

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PATH crews are done putting the finishing touches on the South River Trail segment between Gresham Park and Georgia Perimeter College on Panthersville Road just in time for holiday trail hikes. The three mile-long addition to the trail follows the periphery of Sugar Creek Golf Course and ducks under I-285 near Flat Shoals Road. There…

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THANKSGIVING WITHOUT ROXIE

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We lost our black Lab to cancer a few weeks ago. Roxie was absolutely the most incredible, wonderful, sweetheart dog that has ever graced the planet. You may nominate other dogs for this honor but I have no doubt Roxie was number one! If there is a doggie heaven, I’m certain our girl is chewing…

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COMET CHASERS

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 Brian Davis,Wayne Waldrip, Tony Aeck

One of these days, an extension of the Silver Comet Trail will be constructed on the discarded rail line between Mavell Road and the Atlanta BeltLine. When this day comes, the Connect the Comet advocacy group should be hoisted onto chariots and pulled down the trail to throngs of cheering citizens all the wayto Atlanta!…

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BICYCLE TRAFFIC SIGNALS COME TO ATLANTA

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First a Lane in the Street, Now a Signal? An incredible milestone was realized last month when the City of Atlanta, Central Atlanta Progress, and PATH officially dedicated the first cycle tracks installed in downtown Atlanta. Over a hundred cyclists participated in the dedication ride on July 17th commemorating the first time cyclists have had…

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CHASTAIN PARK TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS UNDERWAY

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A very young PATH Foundation built the Chastain Park Jogging Trail around North Fulton Golf Course between 1994 and 1998. A traditional PATH trail was constructed along Lake Forrest and across the southern end of the golf course to intersect the existing sidewalk along Powers Ferry Road. Later, PATH returned to build the trail from…

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HOW THE WEST WAS WON

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It has been ten years since we launched an effort to close the eleven mile gap in the Silver Comet Trail between Rockmart and Cedartown. We had completed the trail from Smyrna to Rockmart and the nine mile segment from Cedartown to the Alabama state line utilizing the Seaboard Air Line Railroad abandoned corridor. CSX…

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DUCKING UNDER

The City of Carrollton graciously agreed to allow PATH crews to close a busy highway for thirty days to facilitate construction of a tunnel under the road for the Carrollton GreenBelt.  We closed Newnan Road on June 29th and immediately began excavating for the twelve feet wide by fifty-two feet long concrete tunnel that will…

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TECH PARKWAY IMPROVEMENTS TAKE SHAPE

Construction drawings reached 50% last month for the conversion of the southbound lanes of the Tech Parkway into a cycle track and pedestrian walkway. Georgia Tech, the City of Atlanta, and PATH are working as a team to create a pedestrian/bicycle promenade from Northside Drive to North Avenue. PATH is also working with the City,…

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