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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Construction Updates

Even though the weather was chilly last Friday, the sun was shining and the skies were blue as officials and community members began to move dirt on the Eastside Trail Gateway. An enthusiastic crowd of about 150 people turned out to see the first shovels go into the ground. When completed, the Gateway path will be […] Read more
Last Tuesday was the fourth and final Atlanta BeltLine Quarterly Briefing of 2013. We took the opportunity to present the public with a recap of Atlanta BeltLine progress and events from the past year, and now we want to offer it to our online audience in blog form. Here it is: 2013 – A Year in […] Read more
Phase 1 of 4.5-mile spur trail will eventually connect to the Atlanta BeltLine ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the PATH Foundation, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership will officially dedicate the Atlanta BeltLine Southwest Connector Trail on Saturday, August 10 at 10 a.m. next to Beecher Hills […] Read more
Utility boring has started at the future “Gateway” connection, a planned path that will connect Historic Fourth Ward Park with the Eastside Trail. Georgia Power, Comcast, and AT&T will bury the utility lines near the Angier Springs access point to the Eastside Trail in preparation for the Gateway. The existing lines will be wired down the utility […] Read more
posted in Access Points, Construction Updates, Parks // 06/14/13
The Piedmont Park Conservancy, working with Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., recently removed a stretch of fence along Evelyn Street in order to allow easier pedestrian access into the park from the interim hiking trail. While this section of the park at the northern end of the dog park has paved trails, they were disconnected from the […] Read more
From the City of Atlanta Department of Public Works: Please be advised that Krog Street between Edgewood Avenue and Dekalb Avenue will be closed temporarily to allow for AT&T utility work to occur adjacent to the Edgewood Avenue Bridge Construction Zone.  The closure is planned for June 17, 2013 through August 3, 2013, weather permitting. […] Read more
As the replacement of the Edgewood Avenue bridge over the Eastside Trail is now underway, more people are asking about the extension of the Atlanta BeltLine through Reynoldstown to Glenwood Park. The next two years will see a dramatic transformation to this segment with trail construction and bike / pedestrian improvements. Simultaneously, corridor design is now underway […] Read more
posted in Construction Updates // 04/26/13
We wanted to remind everyone that despite the construction happening on the Edgewood Ave Bridge, the businesses on both the east and west sides of the bridge are accessible and OPEN FOR BUSINESS! These are the businesses in the immediate vicinity- please consider stopping by and patronizing them during construction. Ammazza Pizza, 591 Edgewood Ave SE  Atlanta, […] Read more
posted in Construction Updates, Progress // 02/26/13
After many years of studying, planning and reporting on maintenance and safety issues along the Ponce de Leon Avenue corridor, the City of Atlanta is taking advantage of several funding sources to improve this arterial road between Piedmont Avenue and Briarcliff Road / Moreland Avenue. The project list is a direct result of studies dating […] Read more
It has been remarkable to see the thousands of people using and enjoying the Eastside Trail on a daily basis in the short time since its opening. In the face of a few recent robberies, the APD has increased patrols along the Eastside Trail, including officers on bicycle, on foot and on an electric vehicle […] Read more
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