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COVID-19 New Guidelines: between 6-10 am, we are prioritizing access to the trail for older adults, people with disabilities, and those with compromised health conditions (asthma, respiratory conditions, etc.). 10 am – 2 pm is suggested for normal daily exercise, such as walking, running, cycling, etc. for those who do not have alternative access to trails or transportation. After 2 pm, the trail should be used for only work and emergency-related travel.

Trail Usage Guidelines Now in Effect

Trail data has shown a significant decline in usage since early March 2020, and we are grateful to the community for joining us to help #FlattenTheCurve. In support of efforts to further ensure social distancing and the safety of Atlanta residents, City of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced new trail usage guidelines for … Continue Reading →

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2020-2021 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Info Sessions

In light of significant impact of COVID-19, we have modified our Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Info Sessions to provide virtual opportunities for artists to learn more about the 2020-2021 Open Call. Artists and art professionals interested in applying for one of the many positions currently open are welcome to tune in to the Online … Continue Reading →

Executive Orders to Shelter-in-Place

Updated on April 6, 2020 at 1:50 P.M. Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order on April 2, 2020 requiring all Georgia residents to shelter in place unless they are conducting essential services, traveling to or from work, or taking part in exempted activities. The Order is in effect until April 13. Read Governor Kemp’s  Shelter-in-Place … Continue Reading →

Deadline Extension for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Open Call

Last updated April 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The effects of COVID-19 on the world have been staggering, and the creative community has been hit particularly hard. We stand with creatives, freelance art support staff, and everyone else who has been negatively impacted by the present crisis. As the dust settles on the recent scuffle … Continue Reading →

BeltLine Housing Partners Offer Assistance to Mitigate Impact of Coronavirus Crisis

Updated April 7, 2020 at 11:59 a.m. While there is still great uncertainty about the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the Atlanta BeltLine’s affordable housing partners, Woda Cooper Companies, is already implementing initiatives to assist households impacted by the crisis. On March 17th, the company announced the creation of an interim rental … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine: Be Smart, Stay Safe!

These are interesting times we are living in. As we all ride out the storm of COVID-19 together, we get how rough it is to be locked inside and socially isolated. Although the Atlanta BeltLine may traditionally be a place for connectivity, this is not the time or place to socialize, and we do not … Continue Reading →

Aluma Farm - Atlanta BeltLine urban farm

Aluma Farm Offers Sliding Scale Payment Options and 50% Off EBT Purchases for Fresh Produce

Aluma Farm farmstand at the intersection of the Westside Trail and Allene Avenue.Our partners at our urban farm, Aluma Farm, on the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail want to make sure that everyone has access to fresh, healthy produce during these uncertain times. They are now offering produce for sale online. Orders can be picked up … Continue Reading →

Curator-in-Residence Courtney Brooks’ Journey of a Black Girl

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine launched its inaugural public art Residency Program in 2019. Multi-disciplinary in scope, ABI recently sat down with the program’s Curator-in-Residence, Courtney Brooks to learn more about her new public art exhibition, Journey of a Black Girl, which opens on March 14. Music fills the empty space usually enlivened with the … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Announces 2020 Atlanta BeltLine Northside 5k!

Registration is now open for the Atlanta BeltLine Northside 5k to be held Saturday, April 4 on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Northside and Northside Connector Trails. This is the first race of the year for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s popular Run.Walk.Go! race series. What: Atlanta BeltLine Northside 5k When: Saturday, April 4, 2019 – Registration opens at 7:00 am; race starts … Continue Reading →

Talkback with Atlanta BeltLine Scholar-in-Residence, Benae Beamon

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine launched its inaugural public art Residency Program in 2019. Multi-disciplinary in scope, ABI recently sat down with the program’s Scholar-in-Residence, Benae Beamon, PhD, to learn more about her research and findings.   “It’s easier for me to express myself in writing,” confided the newly appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Women … Continue Reading →

Kinetic Light; photo by Hayim Heron. Image description: With their arms interlocked, Laurel Lawson gazes toward Alice Sheppard. Alice balances on the left side of her wheelchair--returning Laurel's gaze. They are on an outdoor platform, with lush greenery in the background.

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Issues Open Call for Artists for 11th Season

Four separate calls invite submissions for visual and performing art, sculpture, residency program, and support positions ATLANTA – Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has released a call for artists for visual and performance art, sculpture, the residency program, and support positions. Now in its 11th season, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is the largest temporary … Continue Reading →

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Portion of the Eastside Trail Temporarily Closed for Repair Work

Update: As of Sunday evening, February 25, the temporarily closed portion of the Eastside Trail has reopened. We appreciate the quick response and partnership with the City’s Department of Watershed Management. Please use caution when bypassing the construction area and stay on the paved surfaces. Previous information: On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, the Eastside Trail … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail-West Groundbreaking - photo by The Sintoses

Southside Trail segment now closed as construction commences

On February 17, 2020, construction crews will install security fencing and officially close the western portion of the Southside Trail in order to begin early construction activities. The interim trail will be closed at the paved southern terminus of the Westside Trail, the concrete access point at University Avenue, the stairs at Metropolitan Avenue, and … Continue Reading →

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New land acquisition for Boulevard Crossing Park

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s Boulevard Crossing Park expansion project is one step closer to reality following a recent land acquisition in Chosewood Park. This 2.5 acre of land was purchased from WYZE Radio Station for $1,564,000 with the support of the Conservation Fund, and ABI and the City of Atlanta Parks Department closed on the property … Continue Reading →

Building Social Equity Into the BeltLine: An MBA Student Reflects on a Year of AB67 Service

Editor’s Note: Stephen Spicher is in his second year serving on the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s AB67 young leaders group. Spicher is also in his second year as a student in the full-time MBA program at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business. Spicher recently wrote a blog about his experience as an AB67 member that was … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail-West Groundbreaking - photo by The Sintoses

Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail Officially Under Construction

For the first time in Atlanta BeltLine’s history, three segments are under construction concurrently Atlanta – Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced today the groundbreaking for permanent construction on the first segment of the Southside Trail, known as Southside Trail-West. This initial portion will extend the existing Westside Trail south and east to connect four open … Continue Reading →

Groundbreaking Ceremony to Kick Off Construction on First Section of the Southside Trail

WHO: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, City of Atlanta Clyde Higgs, CEO, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Joyce Sheperd, Councilmember, City of Atlanta Eshé Collins, Vice Chair, Atlanta Board of Education Rob Brawner, Executive Director, The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Kweku Forstall, Director, Atlanta Civic Site, The Annie E. Casey Foundation Neighborhood Association Representatives WHAT: A groundbreaking ceremony will … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Announces 2020 Free Home Empowerment Workshop Series

Support From Two New Sponsors Funds Twice the Number of Workshops Offered in 2019 Through its Empower programming, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) works to understand the challenges to equitable health, housing and economic opportunity that impact residents of Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods — connecting those residents with partners and resources that can empower those who call … Continue Reading →

CEO Corner: Southside Trail-West Groundbreaking

From the desk of Clyde Higgs, Chief Executive Officer of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.    Next week, more Atlanta BeltLine history will be made as we break ground on the first section of the Southside Trail to go into construction. For the first time, the Atlanta BeltLine will have three segments of the corridor under construction … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta Track Club Announce Weekly Group Run/Walks

Run/Walks to be held on four different sections of the Atlanta BeltLine Runners, walkers, rollers and strollers will have a weekly opportunity to exercise and socialize on the Atlanta BeltLine in 2020. Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Atlanta Track Club are expanding their collaboration next year to bring free weekly group run/walks to four different sections of the popular multi-use … Continue Reading →

Three Westside Trail businesses graduate from Emerging Leaders Initiative

Three Atlanta BeltLine businesses along the Westside Trail recently graduated from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Emerging Leaders Initiative. D’s Café and Catering owner Devotis Lee, affectionately known in the community as Ms. D, Melanie Wade, owner of Cultured South, the maker of Golda Kombucha, and Jeannette Katz, owner of Buenos Dias Café and … Continue Reading →