Get on board with the Atlanta BeltLine bus tours! Yes, it’s happening!

View of the Bell Quarry from the platform built for the tour. The excavated area will be filled in to become a water resevoir with a 30-day water supply for the city of Atlanta. (photo courtesy of Christopher Martin)

View of the Bellwood Quarry from the platform built for the tour. The excavated area will be filled in to become a water reservoir with a 30-day water supply for the city of Atlanta. (photo courtesy of Christopher Martin)

After months of eager discussion around the office, I finally managed to get the majority of our zac team real estate agents and staff on the 30-passenger charter van and seated for our first official BeltLine tour at the end of March. Thunderstorms derailed a few tour-goers, but most of us braved the weather and the watery windows on the bus.

As the Atlanta BeltLine gains more and more traction, the already-popular tours are capturing a wider audience – and repeat visitors. The BeltLine project captives real estate agents, developers, investors, local Atlanta neighbors, and curious city planners across the country as we all watch the largest Atlanta transportation project unfold since Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. The Atlanta Journal Constitution ran a front-page article yesterday on the BeltLine tours, which you can check out by clicking here!

Heather greeted our team as we boarded the bus with another group, but then Derrick Duckworth took over to relieve Heather to go tackle the bigger job of teaching a large group of young kids about the BeltLine project. The tour was wonderful – rain and all – and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about the project and how it’s going to affect the face of Atlanta transit! I’ve been volunteering with the BeltLine for over a year now and following it for longer, and it was great to finally take the tour (although my family and I did the self-guided tour last year)!

Do it!

  • What: guided tour of the Atlanta BeltLine
  • When: Every Friday and Saturday morning from 9:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: the tour begins at the Inman Park MARTA station on Edgewood off of DeKalb Avenue and takes you on a charter bus around the anticipated 22 miles of transit and 33 miles of trails
  • Sign up! Reserve your spot online on the Atlanta BeltLine website here!
  • Can’t make the tour? Take the self-guided tour here!

Thanks to Heather Hussey-Coker, the author and director of the BeltLine tour and its guests, who worked with me over the course of a few months to reserve the seats for our team! And don’t forget, the BeltLine depends on the help of volunteers, so please consider

signing up to volunteer here!

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