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Old 02-28-2013, 08:34 AM
 
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All those access points on the west trail require using streets or sidewalks. My point was that the east trail has connectivity to many parts of town via paved paths that are separate from roadways. I hope all portions of the beltline will evetually have similar conectivity.
I hope so, too, which is another reason to focus development on the south side.

I know the Freedom Park trail intersects with the NE trail, but what are the other trails that link up with it?
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:13 AM
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I hope so, too, which is another reason to focus development on the south side.

I know the Freedom Park trail intersects with the NE trail, but what are the other trails that link up with it?
That is the only one I was thinking of. It connects to the Beltline at the base of the Freedom Parkway bridge. You can get on the Path trail at many places, though. I guess what I was trying to say is that the eastside trail, since it connects directly to the Path, is part of a pretty impressive network of paved pathways. Someone should open a bike rental place at the junction of the Path and the Beltline (there's warehouse space there that would be perfect for storing bikes), and offer return shuttle service from Stone Mountain Park.

I know the Path Foundation has built trails in other parts of the city, but I'm not all that familiar with them. Hopefully they are built, or will be built, in areas that will connect with other portions of the Beltline.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:25 AM
 
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That is the only one I was thinking of. It connects to the Beltline at the base of the Freedom Parkway bridge. You can get on the Path trail at many places, though. I guess what I was trying to say is that the eastside trail, since it connects directly to the Path, is part of a pretty impressive network of paved pathways. Someone should open a bike rental place at the junction of the Path and the Beltline (there's warehouse space there that would be perfect for storing bikes), and offer return shuttle service from Stone Mountain Park.

I know the Path Foundation has built trails in other parts of the city, but I'm not all that familiar with them. Hopefully they are built, or will be built, in areas that will connect with other portions of the Beltline.
Wait a sec. Are you saying Path connects the Beltline and Stone Mountain? If so that's awesome!
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:32 AM
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Wait a sec. Are you saying Path connects the Beltline and Stone Mountain? If so that's awesome!
Yes, it does. However, some portions of the Path are on the street.

Stone Mountain
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:34 AM
 
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Yes, it does. However, some portions of the Path are on the street.

Stone Mountain
Nice. I can't believe I didn't know that. Thanks for the link.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:44 AM
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Nice. I can't believe I didn't know that. Thanks for the link.


I've been meaning to ride out there for years. Maybe I'll do it soon, before it starts getting hot.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:52 AM
 
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Default Eastside Trail HD Video

The Eastside Beltline Trail is truly a gem in Atlanta's crown! I went for a ride down the trail and shot this video:

A roundtrip tour of the trail shot from the first person perspective.

Make sure to watch in 1080p HD to see the full beauty of East Atlanta on a clear winter's day.

Last edited by Immovable_Media; 02-28-2013 at 11:10 AM.. Reason: URL Fix
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:27 PM
 
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Wait a sec. Are you saying Path connects the Beltline and Stone Mountain? If so that's awesome!
Well, most of the intown portion is actually on city streets. However, once you get out to Clarkston it's a nice ride to the mountain. We rode it a number of times back in our bicycling days.

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Old 02-28-2013, 12:28 PM
 
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The Eastside Beltline Trail is truly a gem in Atlanta's crown! I went for a ride down the trail and shot this video:
Wow, how fast were you going? Maybe it's just the video but it looks like it would be bad news for any pedestrian who failed to get out of the way.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:47 PM
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Well, most of the intown portion is actually on city streets. However, once you get out to Clarkston it's a nice ride to the mountain. We rode it a number of times back in our bicycling days.

There are some fairly new paved paths along parts of Ponce near the Ponce/Scott split. I haven't studied a map, but using these new paths, which begin fairly close to where the Candler Park Golf Course section of the Path ends, and then using Decatur's bike lanes, "sharrow" roads, and quiet streets to get to the next paved section of Path, could be a workable option if the goal is to stay out of traffic lanes for as much of the ride as possible. Could be, though, that it'd require the cyclist to ride on Ponce (the high speed/narrow lane portion), which is an absolutely terrible idea.
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