Vote YES for the Atlanta BeltLine + transit, transportation, and PROGRESS for our region on July 31!

Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail rendering - 10th and Monroe

Wow – I didn’t realize it’s been so long since I last wrote for Our Green Atlanta! Spending the past year planning the most eco-friendly wedding possible accounts for much of the time, as does trying to land my dream job. Luckily, both worked out perfectly! After five years of volunteering for the Atlanta BeltLine … Continue reading

Swiss Consulate presents a Sustainable Transportation Forum addressing the future of Atlanta’s traffic and transit

Join Atlantans and the Swiss Consulate General for a free, three part Sustainable Transportation Forum covering the future of traffic capacity and our transportation grid in Atlanta and taking cues from Switzerland’s leading rail transit.

Southface to tackle Atlanta’s transportation woes and our transit-based future development at December’s Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable

Southface to tackle Atlanta’s transportation woes and our transit-based future development at December’s Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable with leaders from Citizens for Progressive Transit and Georgia DOT’s Intermodal Programs.

High speed rail between Atlanta and Macon? Georgia has applied for federal funding.

Georgia applied for a federal grant earlier this month for $472 million to fund a high-speed rail between Macon / Lovejoy and Atlanta. This is one piece to the proposed multi-modal transportation hub to be centered in downtown Atlanta. Expanding commuter rails out from the heart of Atlanta are one part of a bigger transportation plan and make it difficult to know where to best put our money and efforts first.

Atlanta’s own transit system MARTA awarded grant for solar panels

Atlanta’s mass transit system, MARTA, is taking eco-friendly strides towards cleaning up their energy usage by installing new solar panels over 220 bus parking stalls at their maintenance facility in Decatur!

Atlanta BeltLine reaches almost 50% land ownership with new purchase from Georgia DOT!

Great news from the Atlanta BeltLine this week! Atlanta’s ambitious project to ring Atlanta with 22 miles of transit, 33 miles of trails, and an “emerald necklace” of parks has taken another leap forward. The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. has arranged to purchase almost 4 miles of right-of-way (ROW) of abandonded rail corridor from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) this week.

Buckhead Community Bank offering bike financing to encourage people to bike to work

Buckhead Community Bank (BCB) is teaming up with Buckhead Area Transportation Management Association (BATMA) to give account holders the opportunity to borrow $2,500 towards the purchase of a bike. Plus, incentive for bike commuters in Buckhead, Atlanta!

Call for BeltLine volunteers for Virginia Highland Summerfest, Reynoldstown Wheelbarrow Fest, and Go Green Expo!

Call for BeltLine volunteers for Virginia Highland Summerfest, Reynoldstown Wheelbarrow Fest, and Go Green Expo! It’s easy and fun – all you have to do is sign up for a 2 hour shift and then come out to the booth, inform Atlantans about the BeltLine project, and enjoy the festival! Below are our upcoming festivals for the month of June.

Major progress made during Atlanta BeltLine Earth Day clean-up

The BeltLine’s Earth Day Clean-Up 2009 was a huge success, cleaning up the tracks and trail from DeKalb Avenue in Inman Park to the Freedom Park Bridge near the Highlands!

“Metro Atlanta’s Transportation Destiny” with Southface’s Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable

“Metro Atlanta’s Transportation Destiny” with Southface’s Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable

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

Get on board with the Atlanta BeltLine bus tours!

Learn about Decatur’s walking and biking initiatives at the Sierra Club’s Metro Atlanta Chapter monthly meeting!

Join the Metro Atlanta Sierra Club to learn more about the City of Decatur’s community transportation plan to include pedestrian, bike, and transit issues; intersection improvements; traffic calming; parking; railroad quiet zones; implementation; and more!

Contibute to a greener DeKalb County with the Comprehensive Transportation Plan!

DeKalb County is inviting Atlanta and Decatur residents to share their opinions on the implementation of the recently adopted Comprehensive Plan, the Comprehensive Transportation Plan, and the Livable Center’s Initiatives. The goal of the DeKalb County Planning & Development Department is to educate the public through a series of meetings, workshops, speaking engagements, and hearings … Continue reading

Sustainable Atlanta introduces first comprehensive plan for a greener Atlanta

Goals of the Sustainable Atlanta’s new environmental report for a greener Atlanta!

AMTRAK resigns its fight for the “Decatur Belt” and the Atlanta BeltLine continues on!

Update on the BeltLine versus AMTRAK debate as well as the Quarterly Briefing in February 2009.

Turn off your car! Get on board with the “No Idling Campaign”

Clean Air Campaign and UPS team up to promote the “No-Idling Campaign!”

North Druid Hills Road in DeKalb County awarded $120,000 from the Atlanta Regional Commission

This week, I received the following update on North Druid Hills Road and grant money from our local yahoo group (Laurel Ridge Yahoo Group) and wanted to share it. As a resident who lives off of N. Druid Hills Road, I know we’ll appreciate any efforts to go green and make Atlanta and Decatur neighborhoods more … Continue reading

What’s the latest with The Brain Train between Athens, Atlanta, and Macon Georgia?

Map and photos of the proposed Georgia Brain Train commuter rail line

Atlanta BeltLine is looking for sponsors for the second annual BeltLine Bike Ride!

Back for it’s second year, the Atlanta BeltLine Bike Ride will feature a tour of the future trails, transit, and parks to ring the city of Atlanta. The bike ride last year was a huge success and this year will offer three different routes for riders of all abilities: a four mile, twelve mile, a … Continue reading

Pick up your trash, Atlanta! And your car parts.

Please pick up your car parts left on the side of the road for trash after a wreck!