PATH’s new partner, the City of East Point, has their first trail project out to bid. The PATH planning and design team completed a trail master plan for the city in late 2016. In 2017, the city allocated T-SPLOST funding for the first phase of the East Point PATH, a 1.4 mile-long trail along Norman Berry Drive through the heart of the city, connecting Tri-Cities High School to Sumner Park.
Norman Berry is an under-utilized, four-lane parkway with wide lanes and generous shoulders. The PATH construction team will create space for the trail by reducing lane width and taking advantage of the parkway greenspace.
Neighborhood students will be able to walk or bike to Tri-Cities High School and Sumner Park on a trail. This trail segment will also serve as the spine for future trail segments feeding into the downtown commercial area and East Point Station.
The East Point PATH plan identifies 24.5 miles of greenway trails that connect every neighborhood in the city to downtown East Point, parks, schools, and the MARTA station. The new trail is expected to generate enough buzz to encourage development of the entire system within ten years. PATH is honored to play a part in the development of this great trail system.