Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail Grand Opening Ceremony

Southside Trail - Segment 1. Photo by John Becker.
Southside Trail – Segment 1. Photo by John Becker.

What:  Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail
                This is the first segment of the multi-use Southside Trail to be completed.

When:  Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Remarks: 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
Ribbon-cutting: 10:15 a.m.
Tours and interviews: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Pittsburgh Yards, 352 University Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.
This event will also be livestreamed on Zoom and

Who: Speakers will include:

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

Clyde Higgs, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Councilmember Joyce Sheperd, Atlanta City Council

Eshé Collins, Atlanta Board of Education

Rob Brawner, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

Kweku Forstall, Pittsburgh Yards® / Annie E. Casey Foundation

Adrianne Proeller, Capitol View Manor Neighborhood Association

Winfrey Young, Pittsburgh Neighborhood Association

Contact: Jenny Odom, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Communications and Media Relations Manager, 404-863-8450 or

To ensure the safety of attendees, masks are strongly encouraged, and hand sanitizer will be available. There will be a limited number of spaced-out chairs in front of the covered stage, and standing guests are encouraged to socially distance as possible.

The Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail Segment 1 is a 0.8-mile section of mainline, multi-use trail and the first to build on the Westside Trail. It is another step closer to connecting the Eastside and Westside Trails and completing the 22-mile loop. It connects four open and emerging job centers – Pittsburgh Yards, Murphy Crossing, the Met, and Lee + White.

The speaker list was updated October 11, 2021.

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