Archive for August 2015

BICYCLE TRAFFIC SIGNALS COME TO ATLANTA

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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GDOT AGREES TO PATH PROPOSAL

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…

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