Trails are valuable infrastructure for catalyzing positive change in our cities. The Westside Trail Extension, part of the Atlanta BeltLine, is the first SITES-registered multi-use urban trail to prioritize carbon impact reduction, equitable placemaking and restorative landscapes. Achieving these goals creates a fascinating web of solutions that deliver transformative results.
Discover lessons learned from original sustainability goals set by Atlanta BeltLine Inc.(ABI) to present day context, and how this evolution has shaped overall sustainability for the BeltLine trail at large.
Learn how the ABI's approach to design and construction of the newest urban multi-use trail section addresses climate change, improved social equity outcomes, ecosystem services and performance measures.
Explore design strategies for addressing urban trail corridor challenges that involve green stormwater infrastructure, grade changes, accommodation of existing and future transit, and compatibility with adjacent development.
Understand how the SITES certification process has adapted to a linear project and is supporting the use of the Climate Positive Design Pathfinder tool to address carbon impacts.