The first half-mile portion of PATH400 officially opened on Friday, January 9th. The 5.2-mile trail is the first segment of Path 400 and makes Atlanta one step closer to becoming a more connected city for pedestrians and cyclists.
Phase one of Path 400 will help connect 27 neighborhoods from north Buckhead to the northern tip of Morningside. Over 100 leaders in the Atlanta community showed up on Friday morning for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, braving the sub-freezing weather to celebrate the momentous occasion.
Park Pride Executive Director Michael Halicki made the exciting announcement that Park Pride was presenting PATH400 with a $100,000 matching grant for the Phase 3 Miami Circle section of the trail. The multi-million dollar project will eventually connect with the beltline to the south and trails in Sandy Springs and North Fulton County, opening up for Atlanta residents’ multitude of activities.
The development of the trail is music to the ears of cyclists and environmentalists alike who share their excitement over the ability to escape the use of cars, even in the heart of Atlanta. Phase two of Path 400 will be complete by the end of this year and that will run from Old Ivy Road in Buckhead to Wieuca Road. All four phases will be completed by early 2017.