Mayor Reed to Lead Eastside Trail Gateway Grand Opening

The Gateway Trail connecting the Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park opens August 22 ATLANTA –The Eastside Trail Gateway, an ADA-accessible path connecting Historic Fourth Ward Park to the Eastside Trail, officially opens at 11 a.m. on August 22 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mayor Kasim Reed. The Gateway begins across from the Angier … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Receives National Endowment For The Arts Grant

City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs awarded one of 66 “Our Town” Projects Selected Nationwide for Project on the Atlanta BeltLine Atlanta – National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced plans to award 66 Our Town grants totaling $5.073 million and reaching 38 states in the Our Town program’s fourth … Continue Reading →

Digging up History at the Eastside Trail Gateway

People sometimes ask us what we’ve learned from the time we started building the Atlanta BeltLine, and often the answer is: “Expect the unexpected.” Because we are working with and remediating a 100+ year old railroad corridor, it isn’t uncommon that the documents and records have been lost over the years, leaving our team to … Continue Reading →

Path Force paid a visit to the Southern Charm volunteers.

Atlanta BeltLine’s Emerging Etiquette

By Ethan Davidson Originally published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 6, 2014. Something is happening in Atlanta. On the surface it doesn’t seem extraordinary, but upon further reflection, it is. When you visit the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, two miles of what will be a 22-mile streetcar transit and trail corridor — particularly on … Continue Reading →

Atlanta Streets Alive on the Eastside Trail

Trail Etiquette Campaign is Coming – Volunteers Needed!

Bring on the charm! Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta Bicycle Coalition volunteers are bringing an etiquette campaign out to the Eastside Trail on weekends in March and April to remind everyone how to keep the Atlanta BeltLine fun and enjoyable for all users. We call it #BeltLineCharm. You’ll see  friendly faces smiling over signs with simple reminders … Continue Reading →

Erosion control on hill across from Two Urban Licks

Erosion Control and Planting on the Eastside Trail

You may have noticed the structures on the hill across from Two Urban Licks on the Eastside Trail. These structures, called fascines, are part of the effort to reduce erosion and preserve the plantings on the hill. Made of natural materials, the fascines help catch sediment and organic debris, gradually building a layer of soil … Continue Reading →

The Southern Railway building. Photo credit: The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

History on the Atlanta BeltLine – Piedmont Park

Part of what is exciting about the Atlanta BeltLine project is that there is so much history buried in Atlanta, and much of it can be found by exploring the rail corridor that loops the city. For those of you that love Atlanta as much as we do, seeing glimpses of the past makes the … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Map

Atlanta BeltLine in Planning Magazine

Have you seen the January 2014 issue of Planning Magazine? The new issue of the American Planning Association’s national publication is all about Atlanta, and the Atlanta BeltLine features prominently. An excerpt from Planning Atlanta, a book due out in April 2014, takes a look at the Atlanta BeltLine’s beginnings, its grassroots growth, and its progress with an essay … Continue Reading →

Two Great Atlanta BeltLine Columns in the AJC

On the heels of receiving the EPA’s National Smart Growth Award in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, today’s AJC featured op ed columns from local celebrity chef Kevin Rathbun and Heather McTeer Toney, the EPA Region 4 Administrator, on how the Atlanta BeltLine is good for local business and a national model for … Continue Reading →

Eastside Trail Gateway Groundbreaking Recap

Even though the weather was chilly last Friday, the sun was shining and the skies were blue as officials and community members began to move dirt on the Eastside Trail Gateway. An enthusiastic crowd of about 150 people turned out to see the first shovels go into the ground. When completed, the Gateway path will be … Continue Reading →

Eastside Trail a State Finalist for Georgia Engineering Excellence Award

We are excited to announce that the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail is a State Finalist for the Georgia Engineering Excellence Award presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Georgia! The ACEC Georgia is a member organization of the American Council of Engineering Companies, a national organization supporting the advancement of engineering as … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Map

2013 – A Year in Review

Last Tuesday was the fourth and final Atlanta BeltLine Quarterly Briefing of 2013. We took the opportunity to present the public with a recap of Atlanta BeltLine progress and events from the past year, and now we want to offer it to our online audience in blog form. Here it is: 2013 – A Year in … Continue Reading →

Google Streetview of Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail over MLK

The Atlanta BeltLine is now on Google Street View

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Atlanta BeltLine or if you just want to relive your latest visit to the corridor, you can now do so from the comfort of your own computer with Google Street View! Just go to and search for your favorite open trail on the Atlanta … Continue Reading →

National Recognition for the Atlanta BeltLine

This year, the Atlanta BeltLine has been honored and recognized with several awards, including the ARC Development of Excellence Award and the Project of the Year Award from ULI Atlanta for Historic Fourth Ward Park. The Atlanta BeltLine is also receiving attention on a national scale. Altanta BeltLine, Inc. placed as a finalist in the ULI Jack … Continue Reading →

Chris Leinberger, ARC State of the Region, Development of Excellence, WalkUPs, Eastside Trail, Atlanta BeltLine

Atlanta BeltLine Wins ARC Development of Excellence Award

On Friday, November 1, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) held its annual State of the Region Breakfast. At the event, the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail received the  ARC’s Development of Excellence Award for “Exceptional Merit for Adaptive Reuse.” Staff from Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and the PATH Foundation were on hand to accept the award. … Continue Reading →

Santiago Paramo, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Performance Finale

We hope you’ve had a blast at the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine performances this year! Though the visual art will be on exhibition through November, the performances came to a close last weekend with a packed lineup of dance, music, theater and other interactive performances. Crossover Movement Arts and Pete Peterson made their second … Continue Reading →

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine – So Much to Explore!

As we approach the halfway point of the 2013 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition, now is the time to get out to the Atlanta BeltLine to see some art! The weather has been perfect for a daytime hike through the Southwest Trail, where you’ll see murals and sculptures along with the beautiful foliage of the … Continue Reading →

Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta Awards Honor the Atlanta BeltLine Again!

The folks at Creative Loafing have once again been hard at work on their annual “Best of Atlanta” issue, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the Atlanta BeltLine with nods in seven categories from the staff and readers! The Southwest Trail was honored as the staff’s pick for Best Urban Hike for its “rustic splendor.” With … Continue Reading →

2013 Lantern Parade, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, Eastside Trail

2013 Lantern Parade Recap

What a spectacular kickoff for 2013 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine at the annual Lantern Parade! More than 10,000 – yes, 10,000! – paraders and spectators came out for the fun. It was a glowing procession of light, music and color -one of the most beautiful Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parades yet! The enthusiasm and energy … Continue Reading →

Railroad Artifact Sculpture Makes its Debut

Since receiving a donation from the Georgia Chapter of the International Interior Design Association to install a piece of permanent art made of rail artifacts from the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, we’ve been anticipating the piece’s debut. A panel selected Phil Proctor’s proposal out of 20 submissions, and we think the finished product looks even better in … Continue Reading →

Trees Atlanta native grass signs - on the go

Update: Native Grasses on the Eastside Trail

Since hundreds of volunteers tirelessly planted 109,000 native grass and wildflower plugs this spring along the Eastside Trail, we have enjoyed a remarkably wet summer. While this is wonderful for Atlanta’s water table, it poses a challenge for new grasses struggling to establish their roots. Brian Williams, the project manager from Trees Atlanta, explains: This … Continue Reading →

10th Street Cycle Track, Midtown

10th Street Cycle Track

A partnership between the City of Atlanta, the PATH Foundation, and the Midtown Alliance has facilitated the construction of Atlanta’s first “cycle track,” a two-way bike lane on 10th Street near Piedmont Park, between Monroe Drive and Charles Allen Drive. The cycle track connects to the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail at Monroe Drive. This portion … Continue Reading →

Eastside Trail Piper Cat's sold sign

BeltLine Piper, the Eastside Trail Kitty, Finds a Forever Home

Since late last year, the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail has seen its fair share of visitors, and one famous resident: Piper T. Cat. After establishing his new home in a drain pipe just south of North Avenue, Piper set up a mailbox (at 640 Eastside Trail) and burst onto the social media scene (on facebook … Continue Reading →