Downtown Cycle Tracks Set for Construction
PATH is partnering with the City of Atlanta, Central Atlanta Progress, and Midtown Alliance to build a network of cycle tracks on Downtown streets that will greatly enhance commuter cycling in Atlanta. By early next year, it will be possible to ride a bike on a separated cycle facility from Stone Mountain and the Eastside Atlanta BeltLine Trail into Centennial Olympic Park (COP) and the central business district. The John Portman Boulevard cycle track between Piedmont Avenue and COP will be the first separated bicycle facility in Downtown Atlanta.
New cycle tracks are also being constructed on Peachtree Center Boulevard between Edgewood Avenue and Peachtree Street, on Tenth Street between Charles Allen and Myrtle Streets, and on Fifth Street between Georgia Tech and Peachtree Street. A combination trail and cycle track between West Midtown, Georgia Tech and COP is also on the drawing board. A cycle track along the periphery of COP will connect the radial facilities providing a seamless ride through the heart of the city. COP will likely become home to the bike share program and a bike depot in the near future. All of this will make Atlanta one of the most bicycle friendly cities in the U.S. and should dramatically increase bicycle commuting in the city.