The PATH Foundation has just completed a new trail project that connects the trail head of the BeltLine Westview/West End spur trail at Westview Drive with the Westview neighborhood. The path was constructed along the border of the Westview Cemetery, creating a much needed connection. The projected was started in March and swiftly finished in April.
Time: 1:45pm to 5:00pm
Location: Meet at the Wren’s Nest, 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Details: The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Atlanta Bicycle Coalition offer free, guided bike tours of the Atlanta BeltLine on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Enjoy the ride while you learn about the Atlanta BeltLine concept, history, and updates on project planning, implementation and development.
These tours will include rest stops highlighting assets and points of interest along the Atlanta BeltLine. Staff with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition will lead the rides, and each group will have a ride sweep to help with any unexpected mechanical difficulties.
Riders should bring a multi-geared bicycle in good working condition, wear comfortable clothing, wear a helmet, and bring a water bottle. Plan to arrive 30 minutes early; availability is limited.
Brief Rest Stops:
- Gordon White Park
- Brown Middle School/Rose Circle Park
- Lionel Hampton greenspace
We book Atlanta BeltLine Bike Tours one month at a time. The reservation system opens at 9:00 a.m. on the 25th of each month for the following month’s tour dates.
Source: Atlanta BeltLine
On January 12, 2013 the Atlanta BeltLine and PATH Foundation held the groundbreaking for the new “Southwest Connector Trail.” Since then construction for the trail has been well under way. The results are already looking very promising with a lovely meandering path through the forest along a creek, nicely designed bridges, and a granite seating area.
The trail is not in Westview, but is conveniently located a few blocks down Westwood Avenue in the Westwood Terrace neighborhood (just west of Westview) and will be a great amenity for Westview residents. Once complete the trail will connect the Westwood Terrace neighborhood with the Lionel Hampton Trail.
To view more photos of the Southwest Connector Trail being constructed please visit our Westview Facebook page.
The original Westview BeltLine plans included landscaping to be planted along the path. Unfortunately due to the severe drought these plans had been eliminated. With improved weather and rain conditions the PATH Foundation has petitioned to get the landscape plans reinstated – and have received approval this week. Tree plantings will start in approximately two weeks.
Westview can be excited for the next step forward in the BeltLine process. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has given the PATH Foundation and the BeltLine the thumbs up to start construction of the trail on the eastern and northern borders of Westview.
Creative Loafing has written a short article about Westview’s BeltLine trail: “Southwest Atlanta Beltline trail gets green light” (Click link to read the article.)