From the New York Times: 

A Glorified Sidewalk, and the Path to Transform Atlanta.


ATLANTA — Could this traffic-clogged Southern city, long derided as the epitome of suburban sprawl, really be discovering its walkable, bike-friendly, density-embracing, streetcar-riding, human-scale soul?

The answer is evident in the outpouring of affection that residents here have showered on the Atlanta BeltLine, which aims to convert 22 miles of mostly disused railway beds circling the city’s urban core into a biking and pedestrian loop, a new streetcar line, and a staggeringly ambitious engine of urban revitalization.


A man crossed an overpass above the undeveloped south side of Atlanta’s BeltLine. Only a fraction of the project has been completed so far.