Archive for December 2012

They Don’t Maintain Themselves

A majority of trail users have no clue that many of the trails we build are maintained with donations. Most of the trails inside the City of Atlanta and DeKalb County are maintained by crews hired by PATH and paid for with contributions to our annual campaign. We thought we would give you an idea…

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Beaufort Beauty – The Spanish Moss Trail

PATH has had the good fortune this year of working with the James Cox, Jr. Foundation, the City and County of Beaufort, and local supporters to build the first mile of the Spanish Moss Trail in Beaufort, South Carolina. A grand opening ceremony was held November 20th inside the historic freight depot, a few blocks…

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Southwest Connection

Several years ago, Atlanta BeltLine supporters went to the Atlanta City Council members asking them to support the formation of a Tax Allocation District for the proposed Atlanta BeltLine trail and transit project. The lobbying effort was ultimately successful and the TAD legislation passed. One of the promises made in order to get the support…

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Eastside BeltLine Trail Open for Business

Years of planning, engineering, designing, and construction are over for the first Atlanta BeltLine trail segment actually built on the abandoned rail right-of-way. On October 15th, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Cox Enterprises Chairman Jim Kennedy, and Kaiser Permanente President Kerry Kohnen helped dedicate the Eastside BeltLine Trail from Piedmont Park to Irwin Street with over…

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The BeltLine Lifestyle by Ed McBrayer

As the Director of PATH, I have spent a fair amount of time over the past seven years working with the BeltLine team and neighborhood leaders to plan and build the Atlanta BeltLine Trail from Piedmont Park though east Atlanta. This project has been challenging and sometimes even frustrating for everyone involved. We all kept…

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