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Old 10-05-2017, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Hopefully the Westside trail will get the same breathless attention that the Eastside trail gets.
It just needs some time. The Eastside Trail wasn't what it is today form day one.
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:15 AM
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I hope the Westside trail never becomes like the Eaststide trail. Terrible, overpriced restaurants everywhere, people doing everything in their power to be seen. Westside doesn't need or deserve that. Let it grow and develop in a way that serves the needs of the neighborhood, and provides a missing amenity that improves the lives of the residents.
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
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My friends and I took the trail this past Saturday evening. We started it at the University Avenue entrance in Adair Park. All in all, I liked the trail. It was way more laid back and like jsvh said above, feels similar to when the eastside trail first opened. I've been seeing the unpaved portion of this trail from riding marta for several years so it was cool to finally get to walk on that same trail and under those marta tracks. What was also cool was all the old school Atlanta graffiti that was still riding under those tunnels. Though it'll probably get covered up by vibrant murals soon enough, it was great to get a glimpse of past Atlanta street art. I also like the light industrial feel during certain sections in Adair Park and the West End. I'm not gonna lie, I was confused when the trail reached Lawton Street. I assumed the trail was going to pass behind Donnelly Gardens although I did see the dirt path that I thought was the planned direction of the trail; I'll probably take that way next time. After passing under Lucile Avenue, the trail has more nature surrounding it which I liked. It was different walking next to smaller and older homes compared to the newer apartments and townhouses on the eastside trail. There was a solid amount of people on the trail as well. There was more room on the trail since it was less crowded so there were several group of kids from the surrounding neighborhoods who were speeding by on their bikes with their friends. One of their bike chains tragically broke when they were speeding down one of the hills on the trail lol. What I love is that the trail drops you off on Lena Street which is a short straight shot to the Ashby Marta station. The eastside trail does the same with 10th street and the Midtown station but the walk is farther and includes hills and more crossing intersections. The eastside trail feels much different than it did when it first opened 5 years ago and I expect this section of the beltline to feel different in the coming years as well. What we need next is for the southside portion to get started so that the west and east sides of town can be connected! I've been on the southside trail from University Avenue to Glenwood Avenue before and I'm very excited at the possibilities with this section. Make that happen asap!
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:32 AM
 
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I hope the Westside trail never becomes like the Eaststide trail. Terrible, overpriced restaurants everywhere, people doing everything in their power to be seen. Westside doesn't need or deserve that. Let it grow and develop in a way that serves the needs of the neighborhood, and provides a missing amenity that improves the lives of the residents.

Restaurants that are terrible and overpriced don't tend to stay open very long. Sounds like you don't want anyone having fun on the beltline. The beltline will be an asset to the Westside regardless of what you want to happen.
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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It just needs some time. The Eastside Trail wasn't what it is today form day one.

I miss those days. You could actually use the beltline to commute on a bike.
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:21 AM
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Restaurants that are terrible and overpriced don't tend to stay open very long. Sounds like you don't want anyone having fun on the beltline. The beltline will be an asset to the Westside regardless of what you want to happen.
Tell that to Beetle Cat, BarTaco, and Pure Taqueria.

What did I say that would make you think I don't want people to have fun? I literally said the exact opposite of that in the post you quoted: "A missing amenity that improves the lives of the residents." How is that different than what you said?: "An asset to the Westside."

Sounds like you have an axe to grind and you're looking to be antagonistic for no reason.
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I like that the portion north of 20 feels like a cart trail in PTC as it runs between houses in traditional SFH neighborhoods.

The disconnect in the path is very poorly executed, not Beltline quality at all. Anyone know why exactly can't they utilize the corridor ROW b/t Cascade and Lawton?
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I like that the portion north of 20 feels like a cart trail in PTC as it runs between houses in traditional SFH neighborhoods.

The disconnect in the path is very poorly executed, not Beltline quality at all. Anyone know why exactly can't they utilize the corridor ROW b/t Cascade and Lawton?
Not wide enough for both transit and trail. Need to purchase additional property from nearby parcels.
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I wish they could do some sort of interim path.

Speaking of trail and transit in harmony, it seems like in a few places along the trail the path itself skews towards the middle of the ROW. I'm no engineer, but it seems like those spots are not allowing any room for transit. Since the engineering for transit isn't done, I wonder if / how much of the trail they will have to tear down and rebuild.
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Old 10-05-2017, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I wish they could do some sort of interim path.

Speaking of trail and transit in harmony, it seems like in a few places along the trail the path itself skews towards the middle of the ROW. I'm no engineer, but it seems like those spots are not allowing any room for transit. Since the engineering for transit isn't done, I wonder if / how much of the trail they will have to tear down and rebuild.
When the built this section, they included room for quick and easy transit implementation.
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