A ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the opening of the newest segment of the BeltLine trail
Mayor Andre Dickens and city officials gathered for the ribbon=cutting of Westside Trail – Segment 3. (Courtesy PATH Foundation) Credit: Megan Varnes

A ribbon-cutting was held Oct. 18 by Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the PATH Foundation to celebrate the opening of Westside Trail – Segment 3.

Segment 3 runs 1.22-miles along Marietta Boulevard, extending from Law Street to Huff Road.

Clyde Higgs, president and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., says that the newest trail segment will help with the overall goal of the BeltLine to bring better connectivity, as well as pedestrian- and bike-friendly mobility to residents of Atlanta.

“We are thrilled to mark another important milestone in the build out of the Atlanta BeltLine,” said Higgs.

The new trail segment will build upon the Westside BeltLine Connector, which connects Downtown, Vine City, English Avenue, Historic Westin Heights/Bankhead and Grove Park altogether, according to a press release.

By running through the Knight Park/Howell Station neighborhood, Segment 3 will offer improved connectivity to the Westside, which is an exciting prospect for residents in the area.

“My neighbors and I are extremely excited to have the BeltLine right outside of our windows,” said Alvin Owusu, a Knight Park Commons resident. “The ability to walk right across the street and start running or biking is truly amazing. It’s been great to see all kinds of folks enjoying the BeltLine on this side of town.”

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