The Atlanta BeltLine is a living, breathing part of the West End community.  With “Mile Marker 0” located along Industrial White Street, the Westside Trail is not only a means of getting somewhere, but is also a destination unto itself.  Perfect for recreation, art installations and so much more, the Westside Trail and the associated network of parks and greenspace offers the perfect venue for Atlantans from all walks of life to connect.  Beyond the benefits of the trail itself, the BeltLine expansion is also creating exciting economic development opportunities throughout Southwest Atlanta.

The Westside Trail is a three mile long combination of multi-use trail and linear greenspace, currently under construction on the Atlanta BeltLine’s southwest side.  Scheduled for completion in 2017, the Westside Trail runs through the old rail corridor from University Avenue in Adair Park north to Lena Avenue at Washington Park, directly through Atlanta’s West End neighborhood.

Funded by a combination of public and private sources, including an $18 million TIGER V grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Westside Trail will directly connect the neighborhoods of Washington Park, Hunter Hills, Ashview Heights, Mozley Park, Westview, West End and Adair Park.  The Westside Trail project will includes funding for a 14-foot wide lighted trail, 14 points of entry with ramp and stairway systems (11 of which are ADA accessible), greenway and infrastructure planning for future transit.

The Atlanta BeltLine represents a new framework for the region’s growth and is the most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever undertaken by the City of Atlanta, with a long term vision of seamlessly connecting 45 intown neighborhoods.  One thing is undeniable – the Atlanta BeltLine has become a tremendous source of community pride, and West End residents eagerly await its completion. Whether you’re a runner, biker, dog walker or someone looking for a safe place to enjoy a casual stroll through the West End, the Westside Trail is here for you to enjoy!

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