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Old 02-27-2013, 01:14 PM
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It's right across from the Citicenter Kroger.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Gordo...11,184.14,,0,0
So the only way to access it if you don't live in the area is to take a train and a bus, or drive and park illegally at Kroger?
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:21 PM
 
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So the only way to access it if you don't live in the area is to take a train and a bus, or drive and park illegally at Kroger?
Well, that's more or less true of the Eastside trail, too, isn't it?
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:29 PM
 
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Why not put a moratorium on new permits in the NE quadrant and let the south and west sides of town catch up?
Bad idea. Will just cause developers to go other places besides the Beltline. Let development occur naturally. It will spread.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:34 PM
 
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I will have to admit I've only been on it once, and that was shortly after it opened.

However, the trail connects directly to Gordon White park.

Let's also not forget that the Southwest Connector trail (another 4.5 miles) started construction last month.
Honestly, I've only been the the Westend trail once as well for the Beltline running series, but from what I remember, it seemed like it was mainly just sidewalks by the road... not really a stand alone path like the East side trail. Same goes for the Northside trail, I've ran it a few times, but it mainly just winds through established neighborhoods - not much area to develop new stuff.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:42 PM
 
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Honestly, I've only been the the Westend trail once as well for the Beltline running series, but from what I remember, it seemed like it was mainly just sidewalks by the road... not really a stand alone path like the East side trail. Same goes for the Northside trail, I've ran it a few times, but it mainly just winds through established neighborhoods - not much area to develop new stuff.
They aren't actually part of the Beltline loop. They are connector trails. That's why they keep saying the Eastside trail is the first Beltline portion. It is the first portion that is indicative of what the remaining portions of the loop will look like. It is also the first section to be opened that uses rail corridors.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:24 PM
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Well, that's more or less true of the Eastside trail, too, isn't it?
I don't think it is. The Atlanta Path connects to the Eastside Beltline trail and it can be accessed at any number of places between there and Stone Mountain, including immediate access to the Path at Inman Park station. So you could walk, jog, or ride a bike to the Beltline from many different parts of town without ever traveling on a road (although some portions of the Path ARE on the road).

I'm looking forward to the day the same can be said of the entire Beltline.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:36 PM
 
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Actually I guess there is pretty good access to both the Eastside and West End trails.

Enable "Access Points" in this map there are detailed instructions and (and in most cases videos) for each access point.

http://beltline.org/map-popup/
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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In terms of development, I am hoping that what I said earlier about no development until the SE ROW is acquired is proven wrong. I drove down Boulevard today, and all of the vacant properties and land lining the beltline and the new Englewood Park are for sale. I think they must be in the beltline TAD and sub area for planning, so I assume mixed use and/or dense development is required there. Really hoping to see those properties sold and put to good use, it would be a big one for the as of now undeveloped portion of the southeastern beltline by Grant Park. Hope something good comes along soon!
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:24 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Bad idea. Will just cause developers to go other places besides the Beltline. Let development occur naturally. It will spread.
I agree. Naturally the eastern portion will fire up first, but the western sections will follow. If this city has learned anything (I hope), its not to force development but to let it develop organically. I have faith in the future of the entire Beltline.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:57 AM
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Actually I guess there is pretty good access to both the Eastside and West End trails.

Enable "Access Points" in this map there are detailed instructions and (and in most cases videos) for each access point.

http://beltline.org/map-popup/
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.
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