Westside Trail Construction Update

Coming Soon: Westside Trail Opening

Do you have questions? The Atlanta BeltLine’s got answers!

Do you have questions about trail hours, lighting, security, fencing and more? Join the Atlanta BeltLine during a Westside Trail construction update meeting. They will also be discussing the installation of a shed at the Aluma Urban Farm in Adair Park.

Additional supporting meeting materials can be found at: beltline.org/engage-meetings. These materials will be posted the day of the meeting.

Atlanta BeltLine Westside 5K & Play Day

Come Run Along the Westside of the Atlanta BeltLine!

Now in its 6th year, the 2016 Atlanta BeltLine Run.Walk.Go! Race Series is the perfect chance to explore various trail segments and stay active. Check out the latest developments along the Atlanta BeltLine, snag an awesome t-shirt, and burn a few calories – runners, walkers, strollers, and dogs are welcome!

This event takes participants through the oldest neighborhood in Atlanta – West End. It also travels on the original segment of the Atlanta BeltLine – the West End Trail, before continuing through Westview.

Route: View the 2016 route.

Cost: Early bird registration available now through June 16th for only $30! Or register for both races and receive the series registration discount of $65!

Awards: Race with a team! Awards will be given to the largest, fastest, and top fundraising teams.
-The top three male and female finishers will be presented with overall awards-based upon finishing time.
-There will be age-group awards for the top 3 male and female racers in each age-category.

More Info: BeltLine website

Play Day

Following the race, everyone is invited to stay for our second Play Day of 2016. Play Days are free, fun-filled days of sports, fitness and education where local trainers and coaches come together to facilitate activities, drills and games for a variety of sports. Play Days are presented through the Atlanta BeltLine’s partnership with Atlanta ContactPoint, a nonprofit established to engage children and adults through the power of play. Play Day will start immediately after the road race and will last until 2 PM.

BeltLine Atlanta Streetcar Vehicle Support Facilities

Study Group Meetings: Atlanta Streetcar Vehicle Support Facilities
Join us at one of these three upcoming study group meetings to discuss possible locations for Atlanta Streetcar support facilities.

What: Westside + Southwest Study Group
When: Thursday, May 28, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Kipp Strive Academy, 1444 Lucille Avenue SW, 30310

Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K

Come run along the Southwest of the Atlanta BeltLine!

Check out the progress of the Westside Trail at the Run.Walk.GO! Southwest 5K on July 11, 2015! Run/walk through historic West End and Westview neighborhoods, and gather your friends, coworkers, running club, neighbors, or coworkers to compete for the $500 cash purse in our team challenge.

When: Saturday, July 11, 2015, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Gordon White Park, 1350 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, 30310
Cost: Early bird cost – $30; Regular price – $35; Day of race – $40

Learn more & register: http://beltline.org/programs/better-you/running-series/2015-southwest-5k/

Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar System Plan

Please join the Atlanta BeltLine for a Citywide Conversation to learn about recent updates to the Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar System Plan.

Free parking is available, but please consider carpooling or riding MARTA.

For more info contact: Nathan Soldat, Community Engagement Advocate at NSoldat@atlbeltline.org

Westside Trail Construction Updates

Please join the Atlanta BeltLine for Westside Trail construction updates:

  • Safety
  • Schedule
  • Construction Impacts
  • General Questions

Free parking available or travel by MARTA bus #68 or #81.

For more information, contact Nathan Soldat: NSoldat@atlbeltline.org


Westside Trail Groundbreaking

Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership invite you to the groundbreaking of the Westside Trail.

Join the Atlanta BeltLine for a celebration as they break ground on the next significant milestone: the Westside Trail. The ceremony will take place on the Westside Trail where it intersects Allene Avenue (between Catherine Street and the Urban Farm) in historic Adair Park.

The ceremony site is accessible from the West End and Oakland City MARTA stations on the red / gold lines. From the West End station, take the 95 bus down Metropolitan. From the Oakland City station, take the 193 bus to Sylvan Road.

Biking and walking to the ceremony is encouraged and is an opportunity to use the interim hiking trail before it goes into construction. Bike racks will be available for locking up your bike at the event. Riding a bike in the corridor requires a suitable all-terrain bike.

On-street parking is available on Allene Avenue, Catherine Street, and Lexington Avenue. For navigation purposes, enter 1076 Allene Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

The Westside Trail is a three-mile multi-use trail that will connect Washington Park in the north to Adair Park in the south with connectivity to multiple neighborhoods in between. This historic investment in southwest Atlanta will create a bicycle-and pedestrian-safe corridor with connections to four schools, four parks, and the future Urban Farm. It will stitch together economic nodes via shared-use trails, trailheads, and access points all while preserving the corridor for future streetcar transit. The design includes lighting, cameras, and ADA-accessible entry points. Visit our Westside Trail construction page for more information.

The Westside Trail is made possible through a U.S. DOT TIGER V grant of $18 million, a local match from the Georgia Department of Transportation for $9.5 million, funding from the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Transportation Improvement Plan, and the generous support of the following:

> James M. Cox Foundation / PATH Foundation
> Kaiser Permanente
> Susan and Richard Anderson
> Wells Fargo
> Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
> AGL Resources
> Ray Weeks, Jr.
> Cousins Properties
> Richard and Susan Dugas Family Foundation
> Georgia-Pacific Foundation
> SunTrust Trusteed Foundations:
Harriet McDaniel Marshall Trust and Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund
> Jamestown
> John W. Somerhalder II
> Philip I. Kent
> Mr. and Mrs. R. Charles Shufeldt
> Carter

BeltLine Westside Trail Renderings and Final Plans

The Atlanta BeltLine released artist renderings showing how upcoming Westside Trail will look when complete. One set of renderings show what the rail corridor will look like after the trail is constructed and the second set shows how the corridor will look in the future with transit.

The Atlanta BeltLine also posted the 100% complete Westside Trail construction plans on their website for contractor bidding. Final bids are due August 22nd. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall.

Westside Trail at Lucile

Westside Trail at Lucile | Source: Atlanta BeltLine

Westside Trail at Lucile with Transit

Westside Trail at Lucile with Transit | Source: Atlanta BeltLine

Westside Trail at Kroger and RDA

Westside Trail at Kroger and RDA | Source: Atlanta BeltLine

Westside Trail at Kroger and RDA with Transit

Westside Trail at Kroger and RDA with Transit | Source: Atlanta BeltLine

Westside Trail at MLK

Westside Trail at MLK | Source: Atlanta BeltLine

Westside Trail MLK with Transit

Westside Trail MLK with Transit | Source: Atlanta BeltLine

Westside Trail White and Lawton

Westside Trail White and Lawton with TransitWestside Trail White and Lawton with Transit | Source: Atlanta BeltLine

Westside Trail Stafford Street Park

Westside Trail Stafford Street Park | Source: Atlanta BeltLine

Westside Trail Holderness with Transit

Westside Trail Holderness with Transit | Source: Atlanta BeltLine

Westside Trail Allene

Westside Trail Allene | Source: Atlanta BeltLine

BeltLine at Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd.

$5 Million Private Donation Towards BeltLine Westside Trail

The $43 million Westside BeltLine Trail project is one step closer to its private funding goal thanks to the generous commitment of a $5 million donation from the philanthropic James M. Cox Foundation. The Atlanta BeltLine’s fundraising arm, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, has a goal of receiving commitments of $10 million in private funds by July 2014. It is in large counting on donations from Atlanta’s business community, and as such the James M. Cox Foundation is setting the precedent for other philanthropic groups.

To learn more about this story read the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s article “Business leaders launch new $10 million fundraising campaign for Beltline.”

The Atlanta BeltLine is turning in its trail application to the Georgia Department of Transportation in June 2014, in July 2014 a contractor will be selected, and construction of the trail is scheduled to start around September 2014 with a completion timeframe, set by the federal government, of 2016. The Westview portion of the trail marks the middle of the path, with one end of the trail being marked by Washington Park and the other end of the trail being marked by Adair Park.