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Old Posted May 18, 2014, 1:14 AM
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Atlanta's solution to sprawl = Walking Trails

So I've found that recently many projects have sprouted up in Atlanta. But the one with the most impact will improve walkability and connectivity within the city. The Atlanta Beltline has also given other communities ideas of connecting neighborhoods.
For example this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1WhbWUqcR8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJlZ4VUpBRM
And This
http://www.news-daily.com/news/2014/...enix-trail-to/
What do you think about using trails for connectivity? Do you have any ideas for other trails?
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Old Posted May 18, 2014, 3:37 AM
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Wow, those Morrow trails are impressive! I'd like to see the one in College Park, too.
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Old Posted May 21, 2014, 3:31 AM
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I think this is a wonderful idea.

I would like to see trails incorporated into the cleaning up of all of our waterways, like Nancy Creek, Peachtree Creek and the streams that feed into it, etc. Think of the possibilities with that woven through the metro.
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Old Posted May 25, 2014, 10:41 AM
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Not just Atlanta, but the Atlanta area. The Smyrna/Cumberland area has trails on almost every major road and the Silver Comet. We're looking to extend it to Atlanta. Please sign the petition: http://connectthecomet.org
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My apologies for the necro, although I believe we would benefit from one thread containing all trail development in metro Atlanta.

Any idea what the project schedule is like for the Brookhaven trail development paralleling Buford?

http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/n...domain-to.html
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Old Posted Jun 15, 2017, 1:21 AM
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GIS Data

Does anyone have or know locations to GIS data they wouldn't mind sharing with me? I'm specifically looking for existing and/or proposed multi-use and bike infrastructure for DeKalb County. Specifically, I'm currently looking for Peachtree Creek Greenway and South Peachtree Creek Extension. I may just snag peachtree creek water data if I cannot find the actual trail. I'm looking to compile more of our multi-use and bike infrastructure in metro Atlanta. Currently starting with Fulton, DeKalb, and Cobb counties, although I'm open and willing to include other counties. My goal would be to review existing and proposed infrastructure and try to help publicly champion some projects that may be flying under the radar, like the Centennial Park Connector which could have unobstructed right-of-way between COP with the Bankhead Station/Westside BeltLine/Westside Reservoir Park.

Atlanta's trail network is growing substantially and it would be fun to encourage inter-connectivity similar to a transit map that would supplement MARTA HRT maps, proposed streetcar maps, and general bus maps. Maps would include existing, currently proposed, holistic, and potentially new corridors not yet included in the public data sets.

Roughly thrown together so far- multi-use trails in salmon, additional bike infrastructure in green, and bike share stations starred:
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Old Posted Jun 16, 2017, 1:39 PM
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Here's Carrollton's Greenbelt

http://www.carrolltongreenbelt.com/

It completely encircles the city and goes around Lake Carroll, the rec area/ball fields, the campus for the school system and around the perimeter of UWG. They have several bike rental sites along it as well. They've incorporated Frisbee Golf at Hobbs Farm and several new parks were built as part of the plan. VERY NICE!
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Old Posted Jun 16, 2017, 1:49 PM
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Here's Carrollton's Greenbelt

http://www.carrolltongreenbelt.com/

It complete circles the city and goes around Lake Carroll and the ball fields as well as circles around the perimeter of UWG. They have several bike rental sites along it as well. They've incorporated Frisbee Golf and several new parks were built as part of the plan. VERY NICE!
Thanks for the add! I'm not as familiar with the Carrolton and Bremen area, although one of my buddies lives out there, so I appreciate the contribution. I did not know this existed.

University of Central Florida has a lot of walking trails and boardwalks on and nearby campus. Major interconnections between Atlanta neighborhoods and neighboring cities would promote a unique culture for Atlanta in comparison to Northeastern and Midwestern cities.
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Old Posted Jun 16, 2017, 1:53 PM
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Bike lanes in Buckhead to route along Pharr Road to Maple Drive. Here's hoping one day Peachtree is converted, too. This contribution on Maple drive is nice, although bike lanes already exist on Pharr road. Wish there was a buffer on Pharr.

http://buckheadview.com/2017/06/14/b...ve-pharr-road/

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