Archive for April 2015

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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South River Construction Continues

PATH crews continue to make progress with construction of the South River Trail between Gresham Park and Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) on Panthersville Road. Wet weather has hampered progress, but completion of this 3.1 mile extension of the South River Trail is still planned for mid-summer. During February, crews demolished the bridge over Doolittle Creek…

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PATH TO BITSY

PATH crews are less than a month away from finishing the trail between the existing Atlanta BeltLine Trail in Tanyard Park and the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center on Northside Drive. The one-third mile-long trail will give neighborhoods on the west side of Northside Drive access to the existing Tanyard Park Trail and destinations such as…

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You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

I recently attended a fabulous Park Pride Conference at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens where I ran into scores of former colleagues who have helped me build trails during the past twenty-four years. After a handshake or a hug, several of them began recalling their favorite story of the struggles we shared while building a path…

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