Public invited for sneak peek of Miami Circle to Gordon Bynum Bridge segment
ATLANTA – February 23, 2017 – With construction on the next segment of PATH400 set to begin, Livable Buckhead has announced the first public, behind-the-scenes tour of what promises to be one of the greenway’s most captivating sections.
On Saturday, March 25 at 10 a.m., Livable Buckhead’s executive director Denise Starling will lead a group tour from the top of Miami Circle to the pedestrian bridge across GA 400. This stretch of PATH400 runs immediately beside GA 400 and beneath the MARTA rail lines, providing a trail experience unlike any other segment of the greenway. This is a critical piece of PATH400, as it will provide access to the Lenox MARTA station via a spur trail being built by the Buckhead CID.
“I’ve led many informal tours of this section of PATH400 and it always gets an enthusiastic response,” said Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead. “I have a feeling that this stretch of the greenway is going to be one of the most popular when it is finished, and I look forward to giving the public a sneak peek at it.”
The tour is limited to 10 participants. Anyone donating $25 or more to the PATH400 capital campaign may sign up during the priority registration window, running until March 10. General registration will open on March 11. Registration is required and may be completed at path400greenway.org/events/. The tour is approximately two miles and all participants must be physically capable of a moderately rugged hike.
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About Livable Buckhead
Livable Buckhead is a nonprofit organization that strives to ensure the long-term viability and prosperity of the Buckhead community. The organization achieves its mission by working cooperatively with individuals, public entities and private businesses to integrate sustainable strategies. Livable Buckhead implements programs related to greenspace, recycling, energy efficiency, commute alternatives, arts and culture, real estate development and land use. For more information about Livable Buckhead and its programs, visit livablebuckhead.org.
PATH400 is a 5.2-mile walkable, bikeable greenway being constructed on public land adjacent to GA400 extending from the bank of Peachtree Creek northward toward the northern edge of Atlanta. It is the centerpiece of a broader greenspace plan, the Buckhead Collection, initiated by Atlanta Councilman Howard Shook. Livable Buckhead is spearheading the PATH400 project in partnership with the Buckhead Community Improvement District (Buckhead CID) and the PATH Foundation. Several other agencies and organizations are involved in the development of PATH400, including Georgia Department of Transportation, the City of Atlanta, MARTA, Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Unit B, and Atlanta Public Schools. PATH400 will increase access to community amenities such as arts, historic, and cultural exhibits; neighborhood pocket parks and greenspaces; retail centers; and learning centers. For more information about PATH400, visit path400greenway.org.
About PATH Foundation
In just 24 years, PATH has developed over 235 miles of trail throughout Georgia and has become a nationally recognized model for trail-building success. PATH’s linear parks have become part of the landscape in urban and rural areas, in affluent and impoverished communities. PATH trails are bringing people together from all races, ages, income levels and cultural backgrounds. Significant progress toward building Atlanta a network of trails includes: The Silver Comet, Stone Mountain, Lionel Hampton, Westside, Arabia Mountain, Chastain Park, South Decatur Trolley, Northwest Atlanta, and Freedom Park Trails.