Just three years after breaking ground, PATH400 has reached 50 percent completion with 2.5 miles of trail now open to the public. The two newest segments – one between Sidney Marcus Dr. and Miami Circle, the other between Old Ivy Rd. and Wieuca Rd. – officially opened to the public in the waning days of 2016, although nearby residents have been enjoying these sections of the trail since concrete was poured in the late fall.
“We are really picking up steam on this project,” said Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead. “Each completed segment puts PATH400 within reach of a new set of people – students walking to Sarah Smith Elementary, south Buckhead residents traveling to Miami Circle businesses, and north Buckhead residents looking for a car-free place to exercise. PATH400 now has something to offer all of them.”
PATH400 is also coming into its own as a vital link in a growing regional network of trails. Sandy Springs is proceeding toward design of the PATH400 segment between Loridans Dr. and I-285, where the greenway is incorporated into the plans for a reconfigured interchange with GA 400. Plans to connect to the South Fork Conservancy’s North Confluence Trail and the Atlanta BeltLine are also proceeding.