Earlier this month, Atlanta BeltLine and PATH Foundation held a virtual meeting to update the public on their Northwest Trail Planning Study (you can watch the video here). PATH Foundation has identified several corridors that could become the future Northwest BeltLine. To narrow it down to the final alignment, they will be assessing feasibility and costs for each possible corridor.
We have also been working with PATH Foundation on an Upper Westside trail network and are in the planning stages of a trail which would connect the Westside BeltLine Trail (Segment 3) currently under construction (from Marietta Blvd and Huff Rd) to the Whetstone Creek Trail. This trail was named “Woodall Rail Trail ” because it uses abandoned rail spurs and some sections follow Woodall Creek. The Woodall Rail Trail will bring walkability to the Bolton, Blandtown, Underwood Hills, and Hills Park neighborhoods as well as retail destinations like The Works and Bolton Town Center.
Trail projects were identified in the Transportation and Mobility portion of our masterplan, specifically connected to our “Go Off-Road” initiative, which you can read more about (along with the rest of our Big Ideas) in the most recent draft of our Masterplan.