Archive for September 2011

Fenders and Kickstands

Back in the days of bottled Coke, skinny ties, and drive-in movies, my bicycle had a cushy seat, fenders over the wheels and a flip-down kickstand. This fully-equipped tank probably weighed sixty pounds or more, with fat, white-walled tires and a bell I rang to scatter pedestrians and small animals. At some point in time…

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Nancy Creek Trail Adopted

Many miles of PATH trails have been adopted by groups and individuals who wish to help maintain and manicure trail segments to a level higher than our standard maintenance budget allows. Adoptive organizations often plant flowers, mulch beds, clean signs and act as ambassadors for their adopted segment of trail.

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Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead TriPATHlon a Success

An eager group of volunteers led by Bo Heiner and Brian Cosgray envisioned, organized, and held what is believed to be Atlanta’s first ever sprint triathlon conducted entirely within the City. The inaugural TriPATHlon took place in Chastain Park and through Buckhead bright and early Mother’s Day morning as though it had been done a…

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New Projects on the Horizon

Georgia PATH Foundation

DeKalb, Rockdale, and Henry Counties, and the City of Atlanta recently competed successfully for a total of seven Transportation Enhancement trail projects that will extend and connect the trail system PATH is building in metro Atlanta. New projects recently funded include:

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Eastside BeltLine Trail Underway

The long-awaited Atlanta BeltLine trail between DeKalb Avenue and Piedmont Park is under construction! The Astra Group began the tedious job of erecting erosion control devices, pulling up railroad ties, buried concrete slabs, rails, and other hidden treasures in early May.

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Olde Town Conyers Trail

The first segment of the trail between Olde Town Conyers and the South River Trail was officially dedicated on May 19th at the Rockdale County Library on Green Street in Conyers. The trail was built by a partnership between the City of Conyers, Rockdale County, and PATH. The 1.9 mile-long trail begins at the Rockdale…

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Destination: Panola Mountain State Park

Panola Mountain State Park is considered a conservation park with visitors either enjoying a family picnic or hiking through the extraordinary landscape surrounding the mountain. There are no ball fields, RV camps, or swimming pools. Instead, Panola is a quiet place for hiking through the forest and observing nature.

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Georgia Coast Rail-Trail To Be Extended

The City of Woodbine Georgia had the foresight to buy the segment of the abandoned railbed that runs through their city from CSX Railroad when it was abandoned over twenty years ago. Since then, they have improved the corridor as the centerpiece of their small town with lush landscaping, a ten foot wide brick-lined concrete…

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Model Multi-Modal

In 1991 about the time PATH was organized, the Georgia Department of Transportation was wrestling with neighborhoods in an attempt to build Georgia 400 through Buckhead from I-85 to I-285. We approached GDOT then about adding a trail to the corridor to complete the multi-modal package and make Georgia 400 something really special.  (GDOT was…

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