Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Beltline's Eastside Trail now features innovative, smart growth-y 'no trespassing' signs

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 4:32 PM

All you rebellious bicyclists and joggers who have been using the Atlanta Beltline's Eastside Trail before it officially opens might want to avoid the 2.25-mile path for a few weeks. "No trespassing" signs have been posted at access points for the trail, which temporarily opened last Saturday for what we hear was a successful lantern parade. The signs, which include an insurance company's logo, say the area is still a "designated construction site" and warn that "anyone who trespasses on this property commits a felony." (What confuses us: the cited statute — FS 810.09(2)(d) — is from Florida. And isn't trespassing in Georgia a misdemeanor?) Whatever, we get the idea. We contacted a Beltline official for comment, but it's pretty obvious that there are some liability issues at play. Just don't be surprised in the next few weeks if workers kindly ask you to get off the trail, which Beltline officials plan to dedicate on Oct. 15.

UPDATE, 9/13, 7:00 p.m.: A Beltline spokeswoman says construction crews placed new signs this week "out of concern for public safety on the trail." Workers will remove the signs shown above, she says, "but the emphasis remains on making sure the public stays safe while the construction crews finish their work in the corridor."

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