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Peachtree Creek Cleanup

Peachtree Creek Cleanup
November 4th, 2017


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Livable Buckhead, CH@RM, South Fork Conservancy, Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission and Peachtree Creek Greenway are teaming up for a Peachtree Creek clean-up. Volunteers will remove litter and debris, and will perform some trail maintenance and light infrastructure improvements to the trail. The effort will focus on Peachtree Creek, improving overall water quality and bringing awareness of and involvement in the preservation of our local creek and water resources.

 Volunteers can sign up to participate via Hands On Atlanta’s website

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Trails, Tails and Ales

Trails, Tails and Ales
November 4, 2017
1:00pm – 5:00pm

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 PATH400 is going to the dogs!

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News – October 2017

 Sandy Springs Extension: Our neighbors to the north are moving forward on the design for the PATH400 connector between the original 5.2 miles in Buckhead and the part that goes through the middle of the 285/400 interchange. This 2.1 mile missing link will run from Loridans right through the former toll plaza and all the way up to Glenridge Drive. Sandy Springs residents got a peek at initial design concepts, and they were enthusiastic about PATH400 coming to their neighborhood. For more information on this part of PATH400 and to learn about public meetings, contact Dan Coffer

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Construction update – October 2017

Great news! After several months of wearing people down with my best squeaky wheel routine, we have received approval from Norfolk Southern to get moving on the next phase, from Miami Circle to the back of Lenox Square. We still have to clear pre-construction meetings with both the railroad and MARTA and then you will see some good old fashioned dirt movin’ going on! We have also received our final approvals to move forward with construction on the Adina section from Lindbergh to Garson. We will build these two at the same time to maximize efficiencies. Read more

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Construction Update

I am happy to report that we will be getting a little construction underway in the next few weeks. It is a small part, on Adina between Lindbergh and Garson, but it is one more bite of the 5.2-mile elephant.  

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Outdoor October

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.
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Time to get bendy on PATH400

21032665_1664918500198571_3144117495052974309_nStarting 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.

Dates:
September 23 (kick-off event)
October 7, 14, 21, 28

Location: On PATH400 in front of the Buckhead wall on Lenox Road. http://path400greenway.org/access-points/

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!

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Reflections of an Intern

20170717_112106-instagram-smGuest Column by Abby Kingsley

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.

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Top Ten Ways To Use PATH400

Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead, gives us the dirt on PATH400 progress.

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  • 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.  

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Bike Share in Buckhead

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.

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