Published on September 29th, 2015 |


PATH400 wins top ‘Moving the Needle’ award from Metro Atlanta Chamber

PATH400 has earned top honors in the “Moving the Needle” category of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce’s E3 Awards, announced Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead, the nonprofit organization leading the development of 5.2-mile multi-use trail through much of Buckhead.

“This is a tremendous honor for Livable Buckhead and PATH400,” said Starling. “PATH400 embodies so many aspects of sustainability – the adaptive reuse of the GA 400 right-of-way, the increased connectivity for pedestrians and bicyclists, and the new opportunities for community engagement.”

“It’s been thrilling to see this project come to life, and we’re tremendously honored that the Metro Atlanta Chamber selected PATH400 for this award,” Starling added.

The “Moving the Needle” award honors projects that reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, increase fleet efficiency or achieve other transportation benefits for metro Atlanta.

PATH400 is a planned 12-foot-wide walkable and bikeable greenway extending from Loridans Drive in North Buckhead and heading southward to connect to a future segment of the Atlanta BeltLine at Peachtree Creek, south of the Lindbergh MARTA station.

PATH400 will form the spine of Buckhead’s greenspace system, linking local and regional parks, cultural, and retail attractions, and providing an outdoor recreation amenity.

The increased pedestrian and bicycle connectivity created by PATH400 offers pollution-free transportation options to the 250,000 people who live and work in Buckhead or visit this area each year.

Livable Buckhead is spearheading the PATH400 project in partnership with the Buckhead Community Improvement District (Buckhead CID) and the PATH Foundation. Several other agencies and organizations are involved in the development of PATH400, including Georgia Department of Transportation, the city of Atlanta, MARTA, Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Unit B, and Atlanta Public Schools.

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