Atlanta Beltline Northside Study Groups Virtual Public Meeting

Come learn about Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the PATH Foundation’s partnership to deliver the Northwest Trail Planning Study. This meeting is being held as a virtual public meeting.

Please submit questions no later than Friday, May 21st at noon to: The beltline will take as many questions as we can on Zoom and Facebook Live, but submitting ahead of time is the best way to ensure we are able to address your question.


May 24, 2021 from 6:30-8pm
To pre-register or join the Zoom meeting already in progress please click HERE.
Phone Number to call in: 929-205-6099
Webinar ID: 842 3703 8743

The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. published a Request for Statements of Qualifications today for the Northwest Trail Feasibility Study. This 4.4-mile segment will run from Huff Road on the westside to the Northeast Trail at Peachtree Creek in southern Buckhead. ABI is seeking an engineering consultant to study multi-use trail alignments through this northwest quadrant of the BeltLine loop. ABI will a release a separate Request for Qualifications this spring to commission a feasibility study for transit. The selected consultants will work together seamlessly to define both trail and transit alignments.

The northwest segment presents unique challenges due to existing active freight rail lines, which may not be feasible options for trail or transit alignment. ABI is coordinating with both CSX and Norfolk Southern Railroad and will collaboratively investigate multiple possibilities, to include sections where trail and transit run side-by-side and others where they run separately.  As the alignment study progresses, the BeltLine trail alignment may be aligned outside of the active freight rail corridors.

ABI will be investigating creative alternatives to assemble the real estate for this corridor.  The work will likely include repurposing existing road and sidewalk infrastructure, using land adjacent to water ways, and actively working with property owners in this region.

The northwest corridor also presents exciting opportunities for connections to existing and planned regional trail infrastructure, including the Atlanta BeltLine’s Northside Trail by Tanyard Creek and the future termini of the Northeast and Westside Trails; PATH Foundation trails (PATH 400, Silver Comet Trail, and Westside BeltLine Connector); and Westside Park.

The Northwest Trail Feasibility Study will be funded utilizing local TAD funding.