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While most people can walk to get to PATH400 on foot or by bike, here’s some good news for those of you who can’t. In early 2017, crews will begin creating eight new parking spaces underneath the GA400 highway bridge on Old Ivy Road. What is awesome is that these parking spaces will serve double duty – providing parking for PATH400 and Old Ivy Park at the same time! Even better, on-street parking is proven to slow down traffic. Old Ivy can be quite the raceway and we need to slow it down here to help create a safer crossing for PATH400 and safer access to Old Ivy Park.
Walk to School
Looking for a way to get your kids more exercise? Soon you will be able to use PATH400 to walk to Sarah Smith’s intermediate campus on Wieuca Road. Starting in January, crews will get to work extending PATH400 from the east side of GA400 crossing the highway to the west side to the intersection of Old Ivy Road where kids can cross safely at the traffic signal. The extension will take a few months to complete (assuming Mother Nature cooperates, which we know she won’t).
Crews are eagerly awaiting the green light from MARTA and the City of Atlanta to begin building from the top of Miami Circle to the back of Lenox Square tying in to the Gordon Bynum pedestrian bridge that crosses over GA400. This is the coolest part of PATH400 – with two MARTA rail lines soaring overhead, the NFS freight line down below and the GA400 highway nestled in between…PATH400 will thread the needle between them all to create a fantastic user experience for transportation enthusiasts of all ages!
Spur Lines are popping up even before the PATH400 main line is finished! The Buckhead CID is working with the City of Atlanta’s Renew Atlanta Bond Program to redevelop East Paces Ferry (from Lenox Square to Roxboro Road) into a complete street. This means a direct multiuse trail connection from PATH400 to the Lenox MARTA station creating yet another multimodal connection for PATH400. Construction is expected to begin in early 2017.