Conceived by graduate student Ryan Gravel, the Atlanta Beltline is deemed a great success by its users

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This summer, an international panel awarded the Atlanta Beltline the grand prize for "Best Rehabilitation Project" across the globe. Back in 1999, while at Georgia Tech, Urban Designer Ryan Gravel had the idea to turn Atlanta's abandoned rail system, into something useful again. The pathway that circles the city will eventually span over 22 miles and connect 45 in town neighborhoods. Streetcars will eventually connect with Marta as well to provide public transit. Paul Morris, the President and CEO of the Atlanta Beltline predicts that in 2014 the trail will exceed over 1 million users.

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School of City & Regional Planning

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altanta beltline, Expansion, ryan gravel, Success
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  • Created By: Jessie Brandon
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Aug 11, 2014 - 5:10am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:27pm