The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest urban revitalization programs currently underway in the United States.

The BeltLine is a planned loop of parks, trails, transit, and affordable housing that circles the City of Atlanta. Built mostly in abandoned railway corridors, it will include 33 miles of multi-use trails, 22 miles of light rail transit, 1,300 acres of new greenspace, and 1,100 acres of remediated brownfields. The 8.75 miles of open trails are lined with public art installations and a linear arboretum. The parks and trails are home to hundreds of free fitness classes. The Atlanta BeltLine will ultimately connect 45 in-town neighborhoods, provide first and last mile connectivity for regional transportation initiatives, and put Atlanta on a path to 21st century growth and sustainability.

Project Details

Infrastructure Type Railway
Status Open / Ongoing
Opening October 2008
Anticipated completion in 2030
Size 22 miles
Design Team Perkins + Will, Kimley Horn
Management

Managed and operated by Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, and the City of Atlanta

Latest News / Atlanta BeltLine

Atlanta Magazine / March 29, 2018

What’s going on with transit on the Atlanta BeltLine?

There’s growing concern that the construction of light-rail transit along the full Atlanta BeltLine loop may not be moving forward as planned. As MARTA officials work to finalize what they can afford to build with the limited funding available, an advocacy group is mobilizing citizens to demand transit for the BeltLine.