Lantern Parade

More than 10,000 people lit the Eastside Trail with lanterns at the 2013 Lantern Parade.
Photo Credit: Sinan Sinharoy

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posted in Access Points // 05/31/12
In southwest Atlanta, the Atlanta BeltLine rail corridor passes under I-20 and Westview Drive (the West End Trail runs alongside the interim hiking trail until it turns west along Westview Drive). Travel east down Westview Drive, turn left on Napoleon Drive, and you will dead-end into the interim hiking trail. The cul-de-sac circles around a […] Read more
Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Chris Leinberger penned two op eds this weekend about the ever-increasing importance of walkable communities. In Sunday’s New York Times piece he explains new research that shows “the most valuable real estate lies in walkable urban locations. Many of these now pricey places were slums just 30 years ago.” “Our research shows […] Read more
June 9 – 11 (4 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday) June 16 – 18 (4 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday) The Eastside Trail project, now under construction, spans more than two miles from the southeast tip of Piedmont Park to Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward neighborhoods. It is the next major […] Read more
posted in Access Points // 05/26/12
The old railroad corridor that forms the Atlanta BeltLine Ts into Hulsey Yard (the CSX railroad freight yard) at DeKalb Avenue and Airline Street. Above DeKalb is the east-west line of MARTA. One block north is Edgewood Avenue and the bridge that will be replaced within the next two years. Step back in time and […] Read more
The volume is rising. The “debate intensifies.” Critics are predictably nitpicking the project list for the upcoming Transportation Referendum. What to make of it all? When it comes to the Atlanta BeltLine, sometimes the volume goes up even further. It’s unlike any other project in the region, or the country for that matter. It’s a […] Read more
posted in Transit, Transportation Referendum // 05/24/12
The July 31 Transportation Referendum is almost here. It’s a big decision. If it passes, it means transit on the Atlanta BeltLine in just a few short years, much faster than would otherwise be possible. To provide a better understanding of what the Atlanta BeltLine and Streetcar projects on the Referendum list are, we’ve broken […] Read more
posted in Events, Historic Fourth Ward Park, Parks // 05/23/12
On Saturday, June 16, 2012, the Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy will celebrate its Spring Fling! This is rescheduled from the original June 10 date due to rain that day. The Conservancy is a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the maintenance and security of the park. It should be a wonderful event, held for the first time […] Read more
posted in Public Health // 05/22/12
It  sounds like the beginning of a bad infomercial, but according to a new report from the Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, the longer the commute the more weight people tend to gain. A number of factors contribute to the tire-around-the-belly syndrome, as this article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution explored on Sunday: Commute Can Add […] Read more
posted in Events, Perkerson Park, Progress // 05/22/12
Families gathered in Perkerson Park and children waited impatiently for fountains to start gushing during the splash pad grand opening event this past Saturday, May 19. What started as a vision of Councilmember Joyce Sheperd came into fruition thanks to a generous donation from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and construction planning and project oversight […] Read more
posted in Economic Development // 05/21/12
Taking a look around the country, USA Today wrote about the trend of people increasingly wanting to live in more walkable urban environments and real estate developers responding to this demand. “A housing industry slowly shaking off the worst economic conditions in decades is rethinking what type of housing to build and where to build […] Read more
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