26 Oct '14, 6am

Capital of the Dirty South Clears Up Road for Bike Lanes

Capital of the Dirty South Clears Up Road for Bike Lanes

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Riding on the BeltLine (c) Atlanta BeltLine The Capital of the Dirty South is gonna get a little cleaner, thanks to its new bike lanes . The Green Lane Project, a program of PeopleforBikes, recently chose Atlanta as one of the second batch of six cities in the US to assist . Part of the recently inaugurated Atlanta BeltLine trail is a 2.5 mile (4 km) part in the city center that already has 7,000 users on a daily basis. The BeltLine is a 33 mile (52.8 km.) network of multi-use trails that promote “walking, jogging, biking and living.” At its core is a 22 mile (35.2 km.) corridor that traces the old train tracks. It connects the city’s “in-town neighborhoods and will eventually link to a broader path network for the entire metro area.” The project aims to transform the city starting with a reimagination of the city’s transport infrastructure. It pla...

Full article: http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/26/capital-dirty-s...

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