Category Archives: In the News

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 […]

CHASTAIN PARK TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS UNDERWAY

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 […]

HOW THE WEST WAS WON

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

GDOT AGREES TO PATH PROPOSAL

PATH400 will be included in the $1 billion revamp of the GA 400/I-285 interchange  scheduled for completion at the end of next year.

PATH400 trail will be constructed though I-285/GA 400 Interchange The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has agreed to include a section of the PATH 400 trail within the I-285/GA 400 interchange scheduled for construction next year. This will be one of a handful of trails nationwide built through a major interstate interchange. The one-mile long […]

Stone Mountain Trail Gap Update

DeKalb County, PATH, and CSX Railroad are negotiating an agreement that would allow PATH and the County to complete the missing segment of the Stone Mountain Trail between Glendale Road and Clarkston. The discussions are preliminary at press time but all parties are at the table attempting to reach an accord. In 1992, The old […]

The Wooden Wonder

The partnership between the Friends of the Greenbelt, the City of Carrollton, and PATH recently opened another two miles of the Carrollton Greenbelt near Sunset Hills Country Club. The new segment begins at the Hays Mill Trailhead and ends at Maple Street, just south of the University of West Georgia campus. The highlight of the […]

Wouldn’t This be Cool?

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has agreed to review a proposal presented by PATH and other bicycle and pedestrian advocates to make provisions for the PATH400 Trail through the new I-285/Georgia 400 interchange project. PATH met with GDOT and representatives from Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, the Federal Highway Administration, Livable Buckhead, and the Perimeter […]

Bridging Moreland Avenue

A group of neighbors near Freedom Park have rejuvenated the idea of building a bridge over Moreland Avenue for the PATH in Freedom Park. Ken Edelstein, chairman of the Candler Park Civic Association says his neighborhood is very interested in having the bridge built. When the trail bridge was first introduced back in the early […]