SNEAK PEEK: EXPLORE THE BELTLINE
The High Line in New York occasionally gets compared to the Atlanta BeltLine — they’re both former rail lines turned into public paths that peaceably bring people together. But the BeltLine is a project on a very different scale — and is just the thing that 21st century Atlanta needs.
As this special issue discusses in detail, the Atlanta BeltLine will use miles of unused rail to create a network of paths and parks that links communities and creates opportunities for housing, commerce, transit and leisure. It’s gotten a lot of love almost since its conception, although it won’t single-handedly rescue Atlanta from all of its urban challenges.
But, in a city defined by metropolitan sprawl that all but confines generations of Atlantans to their cars, the BeltLine offers not just a nice place to visit, but a fresh way of thinking about our surroundings.
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