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

Curbed / August 7, 2018

Atlanta BeltLine buys final piece of railroad corridor

The City of Atlanta and the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. purchased the final segment of the inactive rail corridor needed for the 22-mile BeltLine project. In addition to stitching together the main BeltLine loop, this segment creates opportunities for future trail connections.

Curbed / June 6, 2018

BeltLine CEO: 5,600 affordable housing units won’t cut it

The Atlanta BeltLine’s original master plan outlined ambitions to create 5,600 affordable housing units along the trail over a 25-year period. Brian McGowan, who stepped into the project’s CEO role amid concerns of undelivered affordability promises, wants to increase the promised number of affordable units to 10,000.