readers know that we love us some BELTLINE
. Its always Beltline this, Beltline that, Beltline cure for cancer, etc. Theres just one hitch: It doesnt exactly exist yet and wont for years to come. The city recently inked some land deals in the southwest quadrant, but half the Beltline property has yet to be acquired and some of it is still being used for freight traffic. City poobahs say the Beltline will have full-on light-rail transit, but many skeptics believe it simply will be a greenway and bike path. And the financing proposals are more than a little shaky. So, whats the Beltline ever done for us? Well, it gives us something to hope for and dream about it gives us a reason to believe that, someday, Atlanta will be a better place.www.beltline.org.