Grady Wellness Program Encourages Westside Residents to “Walk the Line”

For ten weeks last fall, a group of more than thirty Westside residents participated in Grady Health System’s inaugural “Walk the Line” wellness program. Part of the Westside Trail Community Health Grant Program sponsored by the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and funded by Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, Grady’s new program is designed to connect people with … Continue Reading →

City Councilman Andre Dickens and Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Host Second Annual Senior Walk

Members of Atlanta’s fastest growing population segment get up-close-and-personal on the Eastside Trail ATLANTA (September 27, 2016) – In collaboration with the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta City Councilman and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. board member Andre Dickens offered a group of the city’s “golden citizens” an up-close-and-personal experience during his annual Senior Atlanta BeltLine Walk. Now … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Kaiser Permanente of Georgia Announce $500,000 Grant for Health Programming Along the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail

Interested Community-Based Health Organizations Encouraged to Apply for Program Funding The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) and Kaiser Permanente of Georgia (KPGA) have announced Westside Trail Community Health Grants, a new program designed to provide funding to organizations interested in developing and implementing unique, health-related programming in communities along the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail corridor. This … Continue Reading →

Cigna Funding Supports More Than 500 Free Fitness Classes on the Atlanta BeltLine

Funding contribution announced at the Atlanta BeltLine’s Fall Play Day ATLANTA, GA – Cigna, a global health service company, announced yesterday that it will be providing funding to support more than 500 free fitness classes at the Atlanta BeltLine, Atlanta’s sustainable redevelopment project and network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit. Through a unique … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Board of Directors Adopts Long Range Strategic Implementation Plan

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 … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Street Cup

Dozens of Atlanta Youth Enjoy the First Atlanta BeltLine Street Cup

Nearly 40 youth between the ages of five and 19 joined us for the first Atlanta BeltLine Street Cup – presented by the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Soccer in the Streets – on Sunday, October 27 at D.H. Stanton Park. With walk-up registrations and game-day team formations, the event provided an opportunity for all to … Continue Reading →

Intro to FitWit on the Atlanta BeltLine

Join Us for Free, Fun Fitness on the Atlanta BeltLine through November!

Aerobics, Bike Riding, and Trail Yoga – Oh My! The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is encouraging Atlantans to get out and get active on the Atlanta BeltLine, and is making that easier through new health programming that includes free, fun fitness activities at parks and trails around the Atlanta BeltLine. From aerobics to FitWit and REI-led … Continue Reading →

National Brownfields Conference 2013

Recap: 2013 National Brownfields Conference

The 2013 National Brownfields Conference came to Atlanta on May 15 of this year, and the Atlanta BeltLine was a prominent presence. The Conference convenes every 18 months and is the largest event in the nation focusing on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment. Brownfields are defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as property that has … Continue Reading →

Family Fitness on Atlanta BeltLine

Coca-Cola Contributes to Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Health Initiatives

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership has been awarded grant funding from The Coca-Cola Foundation as part of its active healthy living initiative and The Coca-Cola Company’s global anti-obesity campaign. The Coca-Cola Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to help fund Atlanta BeltLine health initiatives, including free and reduced-price fitness classes in the parks around the Atlanta BeltLine … Continue Reading →

Peoplewatching on the Atlanta BeltLine

By Atlanta BeltLine Blog contributor Melanie Lasoff Levs, reported in March 2013. If you have visited the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine even once, you have noticed its diversity – the scenery, the bikes and dogs (and other animals on and off leashes), and, most obviously, the people. Every day, people of all ages, … Continue Reading →

New York Times: Now Atlanta Is Turning Old Tracks Green

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 … Continue Reading →

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Cycle Atlanta app shows bicycle love for the Atlanta BeltLine!

While Cycle Atlanta only burst onto the app scene a few months ago, it is already blazing trails. Cycle Atlanta supplied developers at Georgia Tech with data from the app in a transit day hack-a-thon and below is a section of the map they produced. The thickness of the line indicates the frequency of use. … Continue Reading →

Atlanta Streets Alive by Ponce City Market - October 2012

Guest Blog: “The BeltLine Lifestyle” by Ed McBrayer

Guest blog post by PATH Foundation co-founder and Director Ed McBrayer As the Director of PATH, I have spent a fair amount of time over the past seven years working with the Atlanta BeltLine team and neighborhood leaders to plan and build the Atlanta BeltLine Trail from Piedmont Park through east Atlanta. This project has … Continue Reading →

The Atlanta BeltLine and Brownfield Remediation and Redevelopment

An aspect of the Atlanta BeltLine that is one of the project’s pillars, but receives less attention than parks, trails and transit, is brownfield remediation. From a regulatory perspective, brownfields have a very specific definition, but the term is often used to describe a location with some degree of contamination. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s program management … Continue Reading →

Fact-check: Setting the Record Straight about Falsehoods in an AJC Op-Ed

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 … Continue Reading →

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Working Exercise Into the Work Week – Guest Blog

Improving health in the community is a priority for Kaiser Permanente Georgia, as described in the following article by Dr. Rob Schreiner, their executive medical director. Kaiser Permanente Georgia donated $2.5 million for the construction of the soon-to-open Eastside Trail.  They have also launched the Every Body Walk app (found in the Apple App Store or Google … Continue Reading →

senior citizens and walkable communities

Transportation Options, Walkability and Seniors

A recent article from Switchboard shows a video produced by AARP in collaboration with StreetFilms that illustrates how walkable, transit-oriented neighborhoods can help seniors. The six-minute video features conversations with residents, local officials and experts in transit-oriented development (TOD) in Arlington, Virginia—a walkable, mixed-use community with access to a variety of public transit options, entertainment … Continue Reading →

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“Retrofitting Suburbia” – Coming to PBA June 18

Mark your calendars or set your DVRs – an important new program is coming to PBA 30 on Monday, June 18 at 11 pm called “Retrofitting Suburbia.” It is the first of a four episode series by Designing Healthy Communities hosted by Dr. Richard Jackson, MD, MPH. Here is the gist: A provocative new 4-hour series, “Designing … Continue Reading →

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Want to Lose Weight? Lose the Commute.

It  sounds like the beginning of a bad infomercial, but according to a new report from the Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, the longer the commute the more weight people tend to gain. A number of factors contribute to the tire-around-the-belly syndrome, as this article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution explored on Sunday: Commute Can Add … Continue Reading →