This project measures and aims to enhance the health benefits associated with construction of a walking and cycling trail along the northeastern portion of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor.
The final report for the project documents the existing conditions in the study area and measures the existing behavior of the population in the study area. This data compiled in this report will provide the basis for future study to determine how behavior changes once the trail is constructed. This will enable the research team to measure the potential health benefits associated with the construction of the Eastside Trail. The research will specifically determine whether the trail design, implementation, and associated activities increase physical activity for the surrounding population, improve access to destinations, and provide an increased opportunity for active modes of travel.
Ross, C., Elliott, M., Marcus, M., Smith, S., Woo, M., Frackelton, A., Harkness, A., & Lilly, M. (2012). Health benefits of the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail: A pre-impact assessment. Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development.