Outdoor October – October in Buckhead…the heat of the summer is a memory but the chill of winter is still on the horizon. Warm days, cool evenings make it the perfect time to outside. And for Buckhead getting outside should include getting on PATH400.
Starting with a kick-off event on September 23rd, every Saturday from 10 a.m. – noon, PATH400 under the Buckhead wall will host a free yoga class. The sessions will be led by Out of the Box Yoga and lululemon Atlanta will provide water stations.
Yoga is great for reducing stress and allowing for greater relaxation. The program restores balance by helping to strengthen your body, calm your mind, regain your focus and improve self-confidence. Regular practitioners experience healthier, happier living with reduced anxiety, increased tolerance and mindfulness.
September 23 (kick-off event)
October 7, 14, 21, 28
Location: On PATH400 in front of the Buckhead wall on Lenox Road. http://
Attendees who don’t walk or ride MARTA can park at the Prominence in Buckhead building free of charge. All levels of yogis can attend – beginner to serious to kids, and is open to everyone. You will need to bring your mats, water bottles and a towel.
Let’s see if we can get a mile of yoga!
It has been almost two months since I concluded my internship at Livable Buckhead (LBI), and I learned more in my time here than I have in entire semesters. As a student of economics and political science, I have always been interested in the non-profit sector and sustainability, but I had no idea what each field entailed. Through this internship, I have learned the intricacies of what it means to be a non-profit and witnessed the intense legwork required to implement sustainability programs.
Going in I had very few expectations. Despite my lack of experience, I was overly-confident that I could handle anything thrown at me. To my surprise, I immediately found myself out of my depth. It did not take long for me to realize that I had entered a completely unfamiliar world. Every day I would encounter mysterious acronyms that coincided with my projects. Words like ABBC (Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge) and CID (Community Improvement District) suddenly meant something and were part of everyday speech. With each new project, I was able to understand a little more of their code and eventually apply it myself.
Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead, gives us the dirt on PATH400 progress.
- To get to work – A lot people who live in Brookhaven or Buckhead could use PATH400 to get to work if they also work in this area. A great example – Herb Silver, who lives in North Buckhead and rides to his Sensible Wellness clinic in the Buckhead Village. Be like Herb!
- Take your meetings to a new creative level – Get the creative juices flowing by taking your meeting outside. A walk along PATH400 provides an excellent change of scenery which is proven to result in more creative thought and is sure to make your meeting more productive while you log those steps.
- At lunch – We all know we sit too much during the day and our butts are getting bigger as a result! Use the time at lunch to start a walking club or just get out by yourself with those headphones, Spotify and a little 80’s music to get you moving.
Guest Column by Abby Kingsley
As someone who grew up riding bikes and commutes to Buckhead every day for my summer internship, I was intrigued to hear that Relay BikeShare was starting a program in Buckhead. I loved how the program provides a quick, convenient, and eco-friendly alternative to driving. My personal commute consists of taking MARTA and walking to work. And now, by simply downloading an app, I am able to hop on a bike and go wherever I please without sacrificing my routine.
Guest column by Anna Sharp
One of my favorite parts of Atlanta over the last few years is really seeing the connectivity in this city grow exponentially. With the introduction of new trails like PATH400 it feels like Atlanta is finally coming out of its weird adolescent years.
The addition of the Relay Bike Share is an added bonus on utilizing the new-found connectivity of the city. Relay Bike Share is a citywide bike share program. Chances are you may have spotted around town already, they are the very hip new baby blue bikes and they are now coming to Buckhead! Three new bike share stations will be popping up this month at; the Lenox and Buckhead MARTA stations (hitting the yellow and red line), as well as the Piedmont Center office park, which really helps link an almost suburban office park to the heart of Buckhead.
The PATH400 theme for this month is “INSTANT ” – blink an eye and you will miss the cool things about to happen!
INSTANT Landscape – Thanks to Atlanta Public Schools (APS), we will have hundreds of trees arriving in the fall between Old Ivy and Wieuca! A signature feature of the Atlanta Tree Protection Ordinance is “recompense,” the purpose of which is to recoup some of the lost public value that occurs in the destruction of trees. In this case, recompense will be satisfied by the “in-kind” planting of replacement trees. APS needed to recompense for construction and PATH400 needed trees. A win for both parties.
If Buckhead had a birthstone it would be concrete. Our paved paradise has some of Atlanta’s best high rises, restaurants and shopping, but our parks game is weak. Livable Buckhead is working on that…and we need your help.
It’s not news that walking is healthy and people who walk or otherwise exercise regularly tend to be more calm, alert and happy than people who are inactive. To combat afternoon slumps in enthusiasm and focus, take a walk during the lunch hour.