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Two new bicycle and pedestrian paths are in the works to connect the South Peachtree Creek PATH trail system to the heart of Emory University’s campus.
Through a partnership between the university and Atlanta’s PATH foundation, cyclists and walkers will be able to follow the existing bike route along Starvine Way from Emory’s Clairmont campus to the entrance to the new PATH network, which will begin at Andrew’s Circle and Haygood Drive, according to program materials.
Turning right will lead to the Woodruff Heath Sciences Building and Emory’s new Student Life Center, program materials indicate. Turning left will take walkers and cyclists along North Decatur Road, past Druid Hills High School, ultimately terminating at the Emory School of law.
“One of our goals is to connect all of Atlanta’s major universities to the PATH system,” Ed McBrayer, executive director of the PATH foundation said in a statement. “With these new trails, the Emory community will have a safe, desirable connection that’s separated from traffic, from North Druid Hills and Medlock Park all the way onto Clifton and North Decatur roads, and that’s a substantial achievement.”
Construction will begin in May 2019, and the system should be fully operational when students return in the fall, according to program materials. The goal is to encourage cycling and walking by providing safe alternatives and generate greater connectivity throughout the Emory campus.