Lost to lucrative: A study of the Atlanta BeltLine
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How does a designer know how to transform a lost space into a place that people will revisit? This study explores the revitalization of lost spaces into public trails by using the Atlanta BeltLine as a case study. Over 100 people in the Atlanta area were asked general questions about their experiences of the Atlanta BeltLine and perceived safety questions. Additionally, some respondents submitted photos of things they liked and disliked about the trail. The data gathered regarded the Atlanta BeltLine East trails. Environmental measurements were taken to help interpret the results of the survey. The study results showed that wide, permanent pathway material, adequate lighting, opportunity for social outings, and interest pieces such as art or scenic views all play a part in providing the perceived safety needed and reason for a person to revisit a space that was previously lost or abandoned.