PATH Parkway Set to Open

In September, the partnership between PATH, the City of Atlanta, and Georgia Tech will officially open PATH Parkway, a tree-lined walking and biking facility connecting West Midtown, Georgia Tech, and the Coca-Cola headquarters to Centennial Olympic Park.  West Midtown residents, Georgia Tech students, and Coca-Cola employees walking, jogging, or traveling by bike will have a…

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Boardwalk in the Trees

On June 24th, more than 200 people braved dark clouds and an occasional sprinkle of rain to hear DeKalb County Commissioners Jeff Rader and Kathie Gannon preside over the grand opening of the newest segment of the South Peachtree Creek Trail at the Mason Mill Tennis Center. The Commissioners recognized many county staff members who…

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It’s Time to Connect the Comet

On June 28th, representatives of the advocacy group ‘Connect the Comet’ delivered a petition signed by more than 3000 people to Governor Deal requesting state assistance with the effort to extend the Silver Comet Trail to the Atlanta BeltLine. The group headed by Wendell Burks, Tony Aeck, and Roberta Cook has been spearheading the effort…

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Proctor Creek Greenway

Construction is underway on Phase I of the Proctor Creek Greenway  between the Bankhead MARTA station and the Grove Park neighborhood in west Atlanta. The first T-SPLOST funded project in Atlanta features not only a trail but green infrastructure to help improve water quality and the overall health of the Proctor Creek corridor. The project…

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PATH to MARTA

PATH crews recently completed construction of the East Decatur Greenway from the Avondale MARTA station Transit Oriented Development (TOD) to the Friends School on Columbia Drive. Columbia Residential is presently constructing the trail through a pedestrian plaza that will end at the MARTA bridge over College Avenue to the Avondale MARTA station and the Stone…

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Weaving the Thread Through LaGrange

The City of LaGrange and the Friends of the Thread officially opened the first segment of the LaGrange Thread on July 22nd. The 1.8 mile-long trail originates two blocks from Lafayette Square and weaves through Granger Park near LaGrange High School. LaGrange engaged the PATH planning and design team to develop a trail master plan…

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Hank and the Chicken Bones

I have wonderful memories of my year as a right-of-way man trying to close the gap in the Silver Comet Trail between Rockmart and Cedartown. The rail was still active between the two cities so options for connecting the Silver Comet centered on convincing thirty plus property owners to let us pass through. My partner-in-crime…

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Trail With a Twist

Is this not the coolest trail ever? PATH crews continue to make progress snaking a boardwalk trail between the trees and over the creeks between North Druid Hills Road and the Mason Mill Tennis Center. Much of the trail is 15-20 feet above the ground as it twists and turns to avoid a majority of…

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