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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City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs awarded one of 66 “Our Town” Projects Selected Nationwide for Project on the Atlanta BeltLine Atlanta – National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced plans to award 66 Our Town grants totaling $5.073 million and reaching 38 states in the Our Town program’s fourth […] Read more
People sometimes ask us what we’ve learned from the time we started building the Atlanta BeltLine, and often the answer is: “Expect the unexpected.” Because we are working with and remediating a 100+ year old railroad corridor, it isn’t uncommon that the documents and records have been lost over the years, leaving our team to […] Read more
posted in Eastside Trail, Volunteer Programs // 05/07/14
By Ethan Davidson Originally published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 6, 2014. Something is happening in Atlanta. On the surface it doesn’t seem extraordinary, but upon further reflection, it is. When you visit the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, two miles of what will be a 22-mile streetcar transit and trail corridor — particularly on […] Read more
posted in Eastside Trail, Volunteer // 03/25/14
Bring on the charm! Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta Bicycle Coalition volunteers are bringing an etiquette campaign out to the Eastside Trail on weekends in March and April to remind everyone how to keep the Atlanta BeltLine fun and enjoyable for all users. We call it #BeltLineCharm. You’ll see  friendly faces smiling over signs with simple reminders […] Read more
You may have noticed the structures on the hill across from Two Urban Licks on the Eastside Trail. These structures, called fascines, are part of the effort to reduce erosion and preserve the plantings on the hill. Made of natural materials, the fascines help catch sediment and organic debris, gradually building a layer of soil […] Read more
posted in Eastside Trail // 02/28/14
Part of what is exciting about the Atlanta BeltLine project is that there is so much history buried in Atlanta, and much of it can be found by exploring the rail corridor that loops the city. For those of you that love Atlanta as much as we do, seeing glimpses of the past makes the […] Read more
Have you seen the January 2014 issue of Planning Magazine? The new issue of the American Planning Association’s national publication is all about Atlanta, and the Atlanta BeltLine features prominently. An excerpt from Planning Atlanta, a book due out in April 2014, takes a look at the Atlanta BeltLine’s beginnings, its grassroots growth, and its progress with an essay […] Read more
On the heels of receiving the EPA’s National Smart Growth Award in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, today’s AJC featured op ed columns from local celebrity chef Kevin Rathbun and Heather McTeer Toney, the EPA Region 4 Administrator, on how the Atlanta BeltLine is good for local business and a national model for […] Read more
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
posted in Atlanta BeltLine News, Eastside Trail // 01/15/14
We are excited to announce that the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail is a State Finalist for the Georgia Engineering Excellence Award presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Georgia! The ACEC Georgia is a member organization of the American Council of Engineering Companies, a national organization supporting the advancement of engineering as […] Read more
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