Westside Trail Walking Tour

  • December 04, 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Oakland City MARTA Station

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:


Please note that this tour has been cancelled due to weather. The tour will repeat on Dec 17.

About This Tour

This special (7-mile) walking tour will focus on the Westside Trail, which is currently under construction and scheduled to open in late 2017. In recent weeks, construction crews have begun pouring concrete for the multi-use trail. Other exciting developments, such the Monday Night Brewing announcement are drawing significant attention to this area. The purpose of this tour is to allow those who are interested to get a first-hand look at the construction of this new trail as well as the neighborhoods that surround it. 

Itinerary*

  • 10:00, Meet Oakland City MARTA Station
  • 10:15, Tour begins
  • 11:00, Adair Park (Kevin Burke will meet us here to provide overview of Westside Trail Project)
  • 12:00, Kroger City Center on Cascade Rd. (restroom stop)
  • 1:00, Washington Park (optional picnic)
  • 2:00, Tour ends at Ashby MARTA Station
    * You can participate in any or all portions of this tour. Times and stops are approximate and subject to change. 


    The focus of this tour will include...

    • History of Atlanta as it relates to railroads and how this made the Atlanta BeltLine possible
    • Atlanta BeltLine Project, from 1999-present
    • Updates and close-up views of the construction on the Westside Trail from University Ave to Washington Park
    • The neighborhoods along the Westside Trail
    • Update on the transit component of the Atlanta BeltLine
    • Update on T-SPLOST and MARTA Sales Tax referendums

    Your registration fee includes...

    • 4-hour educational tour led by Steve Saenz*
    • Lunch at
    • Information package including maps and current information about the Atlanta Beltline
    • 50% of your registration fee goes to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership
    * Steve Saenz is the founder of Urban Explorers of Atlanta. He is also a bus tour guide for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. Since 2014, Steve has led dozens of bus tours and over 100 walking tours throughout Atlanta including three multi-week treks around the entire 22-mile corridor. Steve is passionate about the Atlanta Beltline. You can expect to gain new insights about the HISTORY of Atlanta, CONSTRUCTION updates and many wonderful places to EAT throughout Atlanta.

    Private Tours Available

    We can also schedule private tours for your group. If you have another date in mind (any time of year) please contact contact me and I will work with you to design a custom bus or walking tour for your company, church group, alumni association, etc.

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