After almost four years of planning, the PATH Foundation has begun construction of the East Decatur Greenway Trail! The 1.1 mile bicycle/pedestrian trail will provide safe, off-the-road access to the Avondale MARTA station from the trailhead at 890 Columbia Drive.

These photos, taken on November 3, mark the very beginning of the project–the construction entrance located at the Avondale MARTA parking lot. Over the next three weeks, workers will install erosion control over the entire length of the trail. The trail construction process is estimated to last three to four months.

The Avondale MARTA parking lot is the future site of a mixed-use development that is scheduled to begin before the end of the year. The developer, Columbia Ventures, has worked closely with East Decatur Greenway to design a state-of-the art bicycle/pedestrian plaza.