An announcement was just released by the Atlanta Beltline, that they are set to break ground on the Southwest Connector Trail on January 12th at Beecher Hills Elementary. The trail winds through a stretch of woods, originating at the existing Lionel Hampton Trail, passing by Beecher Hills Elementary School, and emerging onto Westwood Avenue.
The Southwest Connector Trail is a PATH Foundation-led project that will ultimately connect to the Atlanta BeltLine through the Westview neighborhood in southwest Atlanta as part of the 33-mile network of paved trails.
The public is invited and urged to attend the ground breaking on January 12, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at Beecher Hills Elementary School.
It is vital that the community be vocal and present at all phases of the Beltline development, so that we can be aware of everything that is planned as part of this project comes directly through some of our neighborhoods.
When complete, this SW trail will run 4.5 miles.
In theory this may make for a great walking and bike trail, what do you think? Are you excited for the coming paved trail and light-rail, or are there other negative effects that this trail will bring? Tell us in the comments section.