Running along the Ga. Highway 400 right-of-way from Lenox to Old Ivy roads, the first half-mile segment of the PATH400 greenway looks as though it will be ready to open in the coming month. Construction started in April on the $2 million trail which traverses both secluded forests and the busy Lenox Road corridor along its length, giving the user a true cross-section of contrasting city environments. The path is wide enough to accommodate a cement mixer, hopefully indicating there will be ample space for both pedestrians who are too busy talking on the phone to notice anyone around them and bicyclists riding without regard to anyone else's safety. For reference, see: Beltline behavior.
The multi-use path will provide much needed recreational green space and pedestrian access to and through the neighborhoods of Buckhead. Once completed, the trail is to run 5.2 miles from Loridans Drive through the heart of Buckhead and link up with the Peachtree Creek spur of the Beltline. Already, work has begun on the second phase of the trail, stretching to Wieuca from Old Ivy Road. So the project is moving at the speed of light when compared to its big brother, the Beltline. With PATH400's proximity to Phipps Plaza (and general Buckhead location) it's a safe bet this pavement will be pounded by super-fashionable shoes soon.
· Buckheadlines - October 2014 [Livable Buckhead]
· PATH400 Trail [Livable Buckhead]
· Phase 1 of PATH400 Trail Nearing Completion [Buckhead Patch]
· Buckhead's signature trail officially named PATH400; half of total $10-$12 million projected cost raised [Buckhead View]