The Atlanta BeltLine, Then and Now

It’s been 16 years since the Atlanta BeltLine was just a concept in a Master thesis, and nearly ten years since the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. formed to help make this concept a reality. Lots of progress has been made along the way. Check out these before and after images to see how far we’ve come!

Eastside Trail:

Eastside Trail at bridge over Ponce de Leon, before and after. Top photo: Ryan Gravel, bottom photo: Valdis Zusmanis.
Eastside Trail at bridge over Ponce de Leon, before and after. Top photo: Ryan Gravel, bottom photo: Valdis Zusmanis.
The Eastside Trail near Greenwood Avenue, 2011 and 2015. Photos: Matt Serafin
The Eastside Trail near Greenwood Avenue. Photos: Matt Serafin
The Eastside Trail from Virginia Avenue.
The Eastside Trail from Virginia Avenue.
The Eastside Trail near Monroe Drive. Photos: Matt Serafin.
The Eastside Trail near Monroe Drive. Photos: Matt Serafin.
The Eastside Trail under Virginia Avenue. HENSE painted both murals for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. Photos: Matt Serafin.
The Eastside Trail under Virginia Avenue. HENSE painted both murals for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. Photos: Matt Serafin.
The field at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark. Photos: Christopher T. Martin
The field at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark. Photos: Christopher T. Martin
The splashpad at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Top photo: Christopher T. Martin. Bottom photo: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
The splashpad at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Top photo: Christopher T. Martin. Bottom photo: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Historic Fourth Ward Park from the Ponce City Market roof. Photos: Christopher T. Martin.
Historic Fourth Ward Park from the Ponce City Market roof. Photos: Christopher T. Martin.

The Westside Trail, now under construction, has seen significant progress over the years as well:

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Westside Trail at Lucile. Photos: Christopher T. Martin
The Westside Trail at Ralph David Abernathy. Photos: Christopher T. Martin
The Westside Trail at Ralph David Abernathy. Photos: Christopher T. Martin
The Urban Farm site at Allene Avenue, before and after.
The Urban Farm site at Allene Avenue, before and after.

Stay tuned to the blog for more progress updates, and check out the photo gallery for all the latest and greatest images of Atlanta BeltLine projects.

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