Construction is underway for the East Decatur Greenway TrailA track hoe begins the process of removing concrete at the East Decatur Greenway site. Photo provided to Decaturish by East Decatur Greenway
Looking to enjoy a new path for walking and biking around Decatur? Within the next four months, the East Decatur Greenway (EDG) Trail will be complete.
As of right now, construction has tackled almost all of the grading. Most of the pathway, which starts at the Trailhead/Community Park and runs along Katie Kerr Dr. is paved, and the next step is to finish laying down cement.
The PATH Foundation has been planning this 1.1-mile trail for four years now, its purpose to “provide safe, off-road access to the Avondale MARTA station from the trailhead at 890 Columbia Drive.” Transportation safety will increase, specifically from places like Waldorf School of Atlanta and the Columbia Presbyterian Church.
In addition to promoting safer routes for the local community, EDG and the PATH Foundation collaborated with developer Columbia Ventures “to design a state-of-the-art pedestrian/cyclist plaza.”
“Cyclists on the new trail will be able to ride into the MARTA station without getting off their bikes, as well as folks in wheelchairs, baby strollers, or any other type of wheels,” EDG Director Michele Ritan said. “As far as I know, this will be the first seamless access from trail to MARTA station.”
Construction updates can be found at www.eastdecaturgreenway.org.