Slow down. Don’t block the trail. Pick up after your dog. And if someone doesn’t follow the rules, we now have an app to report it.
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. updated its etiquette campaign this week, releasing a new YouTube video of Beltline do’s and don’ts as well as an updated Beltline app that allows users to report incidents on the trail.
The Beltline will also incorporate etiquette messaging in its signs and will print “etiquette cards” to hand out at Beltline events, according to a news release from ABI.
The YouTube video, produced with Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, describes the Southern charm and manners needed to navigate the often crowded trail.
The four and one-half minute video tells people to get off the trail if they stop, to walk two abreast in groups and to signal before passing someone with a bike. Lieutenant Jeff Baxter of the Atlanta Police Department’s Path Force also provides safety tips.
In addition, ABI has updated their Beltline app with a new feature that allows trail users to report incidents on the trail. This feature will help track data about the areas of most incidents along the Beltline, the news release said.
In the past, ABI has used a cat ambassador — Eddy Cat — and volunteers holding trail etiquette messages in its campaigns.