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.
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.
|Status||Open / Ongoing|
Anticipated completion in 2030
|Design Team||Perkins + Will, Kimley Horn|
Managed and operated by Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, and the City of Atlanta
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Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is looking for proposals for their 2018 exhibition. Art pieces seek to enhance the visitor’s sense of discovery and adventure through street-style performances, art-making along the trails, interactive art, and works that embody navigating urban space as an experience as well as a place.
Atlanta City Council unanimously approved legislation to require affordable housing for new residential units near the BeltLine and the Westside District.