Southwest Connector Trail

Bicyclists ride the Southwest Connector Trail at the grand opening ceremony.
Photo Credit: Kwadwo Atta

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The Atlanta BeltLine Project

The 5 Ws and Then Some

Here we've outlined the who, what, when, where, why and how. Learn how we're making this project happen and about all the research and work that has gone into bringing it to life!

The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive revitalization effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment and mobility projects currently underway in the United States. This sustainable project is providing a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit by re-using 22-miles of historic railroad corridors circling downtown and connecting 45 neighborhoods directly to each other. Learn more
The Atlanta BeltLine has received numerous awards for its visionary approach to one of the most ambitious and wide-ranging urban redevelopment and mobility projects in the country. Learn more
A form of tax increment financing known as Tax Allocation District (TAD) Funding anchors the 25-year financial plan for the Atlanta BeltLine. Since 2005, the Atlanta BeltLine has received $120 million from TAD bonds/tax increment, and $179.5 million from private and local government sources, including $37.5 million donated by private and philanthropic organizations. Learn more
Some Atlanta neighborhoods have continued to prosper with time, while others have fallen into disrepair. New development, new roads, and new realities have altered some neighborhoods, while others have remained virtually unchanged for decades. Obstacles, both natural and manmade, have created barriers separating many of these neighborhoods, and the result is a curious hodgepodge lacking a common thread — until now. Learn more
The Atlanta BeltLine is for everyone to enjoy, safely and securely. Our public safety resources include a dedicated Atlanta Police Unit to patrol our trails and parks, lighting, security cameras, and a routine maintenance fix-it line. Learn more
City leaders the world over spend decades seeking ways to upgrade infrastructure, improve housing opportunities, revolutionize transportation services, promote new job growth, and bring communities together. The Atlanta BeltLine accomplishes every one of these elements, and as the project takes shape, it will provide a blueprint for urban renewal that will be envied and followed by cities across the country and around the world. There are similar projects in other cities that share this vision of a positive transformation. Here are some examples. Learn more