A cyclist rides the new PATH Pakrway. (Courtesy PATH Foundation)

The City of Atlanta announced today in partnership with the PATH Foundation, Turner, The Coca-Cola Company and Georgia Institute of Technology the grand opening of PATH Parkway at Georgia Tech.

The 1.5-mile path separates cyclists and walkers from vehicles and connects West Midtown to Georgia Tech, The Coca-Cola Company Atlanta Office Complex and Downtown.

“Mayor Reed set the goal to make Atlanta the most bikeable and walkable city in the Southeast,” said Dan Gordon, Chief Operating Officer for the City of Atlanta. “The completion of PATH Parkway at Georgia Tech brings us one step closer to that goal and represents the kind of connectivity that benefits a world-class city like Atlanta. I want to thank all of the organizations that have made this project a reality.”

“Our goal is to connect the people of Atlanta to the city in the most safe, convenient and fun ways,” said Tim Keane, Commissioner of the Department of City Planning.  “PATH Parkway represents how the connections we make through infrastructure enhance how people experience their community, providing them the opportunity to explore the many ways the city continues to grow.”

Since September, more than 3,000 people have ridden a Relay Bike Share bike on PATH Parkway.  The City installed four bike share stations along the 1.5-mile path to complement the infrastructure and provide people better access to bikes.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.