Boston? Nope. Atlanta!

Looks like Boston, but it’s not! It’s Bill Kennedy Way between Interstate 20 and Glenwood Avenue in Atlanta. When finished, it will serve to connect the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail extension with the Southside Trail.

And who is this Bill Kennedy, you ask? (You may have even noticed a buffered bike lane named after him on Peachtree Street between Downtown and Midtown.)

According to his 2003 obituary (when he died at age 62 of a pulmonary embolism), he was a beloved city planner for 33 years who balanced growth with neighborhood interests, and then a popular and trusted consultant afterwards. I did not know him, but like everything new I learn while Traveling at the Speed of Bike, I’m now curious to find out more.