The PATH400 multi-use trail is among the winners of this year’s Golden Shoe Awards from the Atlanta pedestrian advocacy group PEDS.

PATH400 received the award, in the “Walk-Friendly Trail” category, at an Oct. 25 ceremony. Design and construction of the over 5-mile-long trail and park along Ga. 400 is led by Livable Buckhead in partnership with the PATH Foundation and the Buckhead Community Improvement District.

“It’s an honor to win this award from PEDS,” said Livable Buckhead Executive Director Denise Starling in a press release. “Great partnerships lead to great projects, and the fact that PATH400 has been honored so many times in its short existence speaks volumes about the quality of our partners the Buckhead CID and PATH Foundation. We’re thrilled to add the Golden Shoe to our trophy shelf.”

“As someone who loves to walk and is eager to help others share the joy of walking, I’m thrilled by the progress partners are making in transforming our streets and communities into places that are safe, inviting and accessible to all pedestrians,” said PEDS president and CEO Sally Flocks in the press release.

PATH400 is intended to ultimately connect the Atlanta BeltLine with trails in Sandy Springs and other parts of north Fulton County.

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.