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USA Today recently spotlighted Ryan Gravel, the man behind the Beltline, who remains optimistic that the final two-thirds of the project can be completed in the next 17 years. Not just an endeavor in aesthetics, the Beltline might help shrink Atlanta's waistline by encouraging biking and walking in the city's core, says the article. Not solely lumping praise upon the transformative possibilities, a Georgia State University professor expresses concerns that the project is merely a "playground for bougie in-town yuppies" — but at least they'll be healthy bougie in-town yuppies!