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 Progress, Transit // 06/13/14
Planning for transit on the Atlanta BeltLine corridor and the extension of the Downtown Atlanta Streetcar is progressing. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) has started the technical studies that evaluate the potential impacts of the first extensions of the streetcar lines. These detailed evaluations will consider possible impacts to endangered species, existing parks, historic properties, local […] Read more
posted in Transit // 04/23/14
The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx paid a visit to the Atlanta BeltLine last Wednesday on his “Invest in America, Commit to the Future” tour. Secretary Foxx’s tour took him across eight states, from Columbus, OH to Dallas, TX to raise awareness for transportation. The Secretary’s visit to Atlanta included a tour of 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
Strategy Will Guide Atlanta BeltLine Program through its Completion in 2030 Atlanta, GA – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s (ABI) Board of Directors unanimously approved the Atlanta BeltLine 2030 Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP), which will guide the citywide transportation and redevelopment program through its completion. The first seven years of the program generated a roughly 3:1 return […] Read more
TIGER V Grant to Fund Southwest Corridor Development ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta will receive an $18 million TIGER V grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the development of a 2.5-mile portion of the Atlanta BeltLine in the southwest corridor, announced Mayor Reed on Monday. “The Atlanta BeltLine is one of the […] Read more
Demolition and Construction Will Be Complete by April 2014 ATLANTA – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), in partnership with the City of Atlanta Department of Public Works, will close the Edgewood Avenue bridge between Randolph St. and Krog St. on Wednesday, April 3. Demolition and reconstruction of this section of Edgewood Avenue, which crosses over the […] Read more
The New York Times profiled the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail in today’s paper. It is on the front of the National section in the print edition. Below are some excerpts: “The Eastside Trail, as the path is known, is one of the first legs of an ambitious proposal that has been in the works since the early 2000s […] Read more
ATLANTA, GA. – On the last day of 2012, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) purchased a critical property from The Trust for Public Land that will connect the recently opened Eastside Trail with Historic Fourth Ward Park. Funding for the acquisition came from private donations to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Capital Campaign. This “Gateway” connection, when […] Read more
posted in Atlanta BeltLine News, Progress, Transit // 11/27/12
The following op ed was published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on November 27, 2012. By Kasim Reed During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln pushed forward with building the transcontinental railroad, which helped unite and rebuild America. In the 1950s, President Dwight D. Eisenhower launched the interstate highway system. A few years later, President John […] Read more
Today’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution published two opinion pieces, one by the Chairmen of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, and another by a representative of the Reason Foundation. You can read the piece by the Atlanta BeltLine chairmen here. The other piece, by Baruch Feigenbaum (which for some reason is not posted on the […] Read more
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