Earlier this year the city of Atlanta bought four miles of rail corridor needed to complete the Atlanta Beltline’s Southside Trail.
The Southside Trail, which connects the Eastside and Westside trails, extends from University Avenue on the west side to Glenwood Avenue on the east side, running adjacent to several neighborhoods including Pittsburgh, Capitol View Manor, High Point, South Atlanta, Peoplestown, Chosewood Park, Grant Park, Boulevard Heights, Ormewood Park and Summerhill.
Atlanta BeltLine Inc. hoped to get the trail ready to open in an “interim state” within a year, but people are not waiting to use the trail.
According to 11 Alive, the Beltine is “fast-tracking” improvements on the undeveloped portion of the trail because people are ignoring warnings that the trail is unsafe.
“They’re doing that because folks have already begun using it – though they aren’t supposed to be – and that’s creating some dangers,” 11 Alive reported.
One of the hazards is a 30-foot drop obscured by Kudzu, 11 Alive reported.
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