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Bill Hoff

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ATL Beltline: East v West
« on: January 02, 2020, 02:22:09 PM »
Great article about lessons, observations & differences between the East & West segments of the ATL Beltline, thus far. Perhaps our Emerald Trail can benefit from/avoid these.

https://atlanta.curbed.com/2019/12/31/21044409/atlanta-beltline-westside-trail-eastside-west-end-westview-adair-park

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Re: ATL Beltline: East v West
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 02:59:28 PM »
I haven't visited Atlanta or the West End since that segment has opened. My guess is the difference really boils down to demographics, surrounding land uses and proximity to certain destinations. The West segment not being as "popular" as the east segment could be a good thing in that it the rate of displacement and gentrification is reduced while access is enhanced for existing residents willing to use it.

Overall, despite the fanfare and media coverage it gets across the South, the Belt Line is pretty small at this point. So it would be good to see how this shapes of with the experiences related to cities that have more comprehensive and older urban trail systems like St. Petersburg, Denver and Houston.
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