City on the Verge: The BeltLine in Atlanta’s Past, Present and Future

Atlanta History Center 130 West Paces Ferry RD NW, Atlanta, GA, United States

The Atlanta BeltLine is helping to transform our city. Originating as “belt line” railroads built over a century ago to expand the industrial base of the city, the corridors were largely abandoned by the late 20th century, but are now being repurposed as a planned 22-mile trail and transit loop that will connect new and old parks.