Archive for August 2014

Downtown Cycle Tracks Set for Construction

  PATH is partnering with the City of Atlanta, Central Atlanta Progress, and Midtown Alliance to build a network of cycle tracks on downtown streets that will greatly enhance commuter cycling in Atlanta. By early next year, it will be possible to ride a bike on a separated cycle facility from Stone Mountain and the…

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Southtowne Trail Extended

  Earlier this summer, PATH began constructing a one mile extension to the Southtowne Trail that will connect South Bend Park to the Swan Nature Preserve and the existing trail around Brown’s Mill Golf Course. The project traverses a defunct development on Harper Road that the City purchased as greenspace for the adjoining neighborhoods. Prior…

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Spanish Moss Trail Extended

Another 1.6 miles of the Spanish Moss Trail in Beaufort South Carolina was completed by PATH crews earlier this summer. The latest segment begins at Broad River Boulevard and continues north to just south of Laurel Bay Road. PATH crews had to restore a historic timber trestle over Alboghetti Creek in this phase, (pictured below).…

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Silver Comet Repairs Continue

The Cobb County DOT completed bridge and drainage repairs on the Silver Comet Trail in late May. In June they began repaving the Comet, a project that will be completed in mid August. Segments of the trail have been closed throughout June and July to give paving crews a safe venue for completing their work.…

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PATH and Clayton County to Build Trail System

Earlier this year, Clayton County agreed to partner with the PATH planning and design team to develop a trail master plan for the County. PATH unveiled the “Clayton Connects” brand along with a 105 mile plan for trails at a public meeting in early June. PATH will also help Clayton build a demonstration trail in…

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Million Dollar Bridge

Opening our 525 foot-long South River Bridge in Rockdale County was one of our proudest moments since we began building trails back in 1993. It was six years in the making, requiring multiple re-designs due to an ever-changing river channel, wretched soil conditions, and permitting issues. It started out much shorter, slightly lower, and certainly…

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Arabia Mountain PATH is Dedicated

The 33 mile-long trail system connecting Lithonia, The Mall of Stonecrest, Panola Shoals, Panola Mountain State Park and the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, was ‘grand opened’ twice this spring. Ed McBrayer, Director of PATH, led a group of fifty cyclists on Pride Ride from the Alexander Lake Trailhead to the Monastery on May 10th,…

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“Moderate Difficulty” continued…

Part I of this story concluded with a band of fifteen young cyclists and me, on our way from Castelvecchi to Radda in Chianti for an exciting day of cycling and shopping. If you have never cycled through Tuscany it is one of the most incredible adventures you will ever experience. The forty-mile visibility, the…

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Move Over Lenox Road!

On July 7th, PATH crews began the incredibly complicated process of moving Lenox Road between Georgia 400 and Piedmont Road to make room for the PATH400 Trail. In order to “squeeze” the trail between Lenox Road and the large retaining wall near Piedmont, PATH is reducing lane widths on Lenox Road from twelve feet to…

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