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Western leg of the Atlanta Beltline begins

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The Atlanta Beltline is going west.

City leaders are expected to break ground Wednesday on the Beltline’s Westside Trail, a $43 million project they believe will dramatically change the face of southwest Atlanta. Supporters say the expansion of the popular green space project — which aims to transform former railway corridors into a 22-mile loop of parks, trails and transit — represents one of the largest investments the area has seen since MARTA rail entered the neighborhood.

The planned three-mile corridor will stretch from Washington Park to Adair Park, the site of the groundbreaking, connecting 10 neighborhoods. The 14-foot wide trail is expected to be completed ahead of schedule, by late 2016.


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Ben Gray

A user's guide to the Beltline

Though it eventually will comprise 33 miles of connecting multiuse trails, the Beltline currently has four very distinct trails, where you can run, walk, bike, sit and read on a bench, enjoy art alfresco, even shop or dine at businesses that sit right alongside. Where can you park? Find eats? Learn here before you go!

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