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Boost for BeltLine

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Boost for BeltLine
Boost for BeltLine
The Atlanta BeltLine got a $5 million boost from Sarah  and  Jim Kennedy/PATH Foundation and Kaiser Permanente. The organizations are donating $2.5 million each to the BeltLine Partnership Capital Campaign to support the building of the Eastside Trail. Above is our favorite map of the planned BeltLine route (we ran a two-part series on the BeltLine a few weeks ago). The big plan is to develop a new modern streetcar or light-rail transit system along a 22-mile loop of historic rail lines. Alongside the new transit will be multi-use trails plus plenty of parksJim Kennedy, chairman of Cox Enterprises, co-chair of the Atlanta BeltLine campaign (and cycling enthusiast), explains his donation: "We have always wanted a trail like this in the city and this will be used and enjoyed by thousands of Atlantans each day."