Have You Heard the BIG News About the Beltline?
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced on Wednesday that the City of Atlanta has purchased the railroad corridor needed to complete the Atlanta BeltLine’s Southside Trail, connecting the Eastside and Westside Trails for approximately 14 miles of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. This is the largest remaining land required to complete the Atlanta BeltLine’s planned 22 mile loop. This is huge for the transit options in our city to allow for options other than driving or using MARTA. You can bike to work, festivals, shopping, or anything your heart desires! Even better since we get to call the Atlanta BeltLine our “backyard!”
From the Atlanta BeltLine official website: “The Southside Trail will connect the east side of the Atlanta BeltLine to the west side for the first time in its history – and that changes everything.” said Brian P. McGowan, President and CEO of ABI. “This inactive rail corridor that once divided neighborhoods can now be used to create jobs and transit.”
The Southside Trail goes from University Avenue on the west side to Glenwood Avenue on the east side, djacent to several neighborhoods including Pittsburgh, Capitol View Manor, High Point, South Atlanta, Peoplestown, Chosewood Park, Grant Park, Boulevard Heights, Ormewood Park and Summerhill. The BeltLine plans to open this section in the interim state within a year and will continue the work to complete the expansion while it is open.
We can’t wait to see the restaurants. shopping, and bussinesses that will open on the trail and are thrilled that this will give us even more local fun!
We love to hear that many of our residents don’t even use their cars during the weekend because they chose our location in part because of the direct BeltLine access and use it instead. What do you like to use the BeltLine for?