VICTORY FUND PRAISES CATHY'S LEADERSHIP

via Victory Fund:

Cathy’s commitment pushed the ambitious [BeltLine] project forward, and now residents and even once skeptical politicians support the revitalization effort, which converts old railroad lines circling Atlanta into mixed-use trails lined by pocket parks, public art and other places for civic engagement. Cathy became the BeltLine’s chief advocate knowing it would lead to new jobs, more affordable housing, healthier residents and a more prosperous city, and residents are already seeing those benefits.

“It’s the most important rail-transit project that’s been proposed in the country, possibly in the world,” said Christopher B. Leinberger of the George Washington University School of Business to The New York Times.

And without Cathy’s efforts, it may never have become a reality.

Last year, more than 1.3 million people used the Eastside Trail, a popular two-mile section of a system of trails that will stretch to 33 miles when the project is completed. Source: New York Times

Last year, more than 1.3 million people used the Eastside Trail, a popular two-mile section of a system of trails that will stretch to 33 miles when the project is completed. Source: New York Times

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