Beltline Debate

They’re building the “Beltline” around Atlanta on roadbed abandoned by the railroad companies.   The idea is to stimulate and reclaim the blighted areas that surround the tracks.   Planning and construction is going forward so that the “Beltline”  can accomodate vehicular traffic.   The argument is that it would encourage businesses to build and create jobs.    Another group wants the “Beltline” to become a running, walking and bicycle path much like the “Silver Comet” trail in other parts of Metro Atlanta.  So far, the vehicular traffic proponents appear to be winning.


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