Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the PATH Foundation are analyzing results of community feedback, overall experience of the trail user, constructability, and financing in the Northwest Trail alignment study. Residents were encouraged to give input into several potential corridors on an interactive map posted for more than 13 weeks. In mid-January, an additional corridor option – Corridor 7 – was added to provide another avenue of study in case design and real estate right of way challenges on Corridor 5 and Corridor 6 cannot be resolved.
This new development will require additional analysis and pushes the timeline back slightly to announce a preferred alignment priority order. ABI and PATH Foundation hope to schedule a community meeting to share findings by April 2022. The next step will be to host a community meeting to kick off design and implementation plan for the trail, hopefully in May.