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Light the Line is a fundraising campaign to bring pedestrian lighting to the Atlanta BeltLine.

The $1.1 million campaign will raise a portion of what is needed to light the way for walkers, joggers, cyclists and – in the future – transit riders in a transportation corridor that is already supporting well over a million users annually.

The vision is to brighten the 22-mile loop of trees, trails and transit with energy efficient LED lights mounted 14 feet high and spaced 90 feet apart, complete with timers and motion sensors that reflect an ongoing commitment to the highest levels of conservation and environmental sustainability. Download the Light the Line campaign fact sheet for more details.

Thank you to our Sponsors:


As the Atlanta BeltLine continues to bring Atlanta together, the natural progression of the project is to provide amenities such as lighting along the Atlanta BeltLine in an effort to maintain an accessible environment for all. Please help us reach our financial goal of $1.1 million to support the vision of the 22-mile loop of the Atlanta BeltLine. Together, we can Light the Line.

The lighting will consist of 14’ tall pedestrian-scale light poles placed approximately every 90’ along the trail (approximately 130 light fixtures in total). Lights will be placed on alternate sides of the trail to provide maximum and even light coverage.

The lights will be low-energy LED fixtures similar to what has been installed in Historic Fourth Ward Park and the Gateway. Provisions for additional security cameras, have been integrated into the lighting plan. Learn more

Frequently Asked Questions

We are very excited about this important campaign to bring lights to the Atlanta BeltLine, and we want to be able to answer all questions about the project. Some of the more common questions are addressed here, but we welcome individual questions as well.

For the Media

Press Inquiries
We certainly want to get the word out about this effort, and we welcome media inquiries about the campaign. Details about the project are included on this website, but members of the media can also contact Natalie Macking at for more information or to schedule an interview.

Questions? Download the fact sheet and/or contact Natalie Macking at

Fundraising Tools

Help Raise Even More Funds
We need your help getting the word out! We have some great ideas and suggestions about how you can start your own fundraising effort – and encourage friends and family to contribute to your individual supporting campaign. We also encourage you to bring your own ideas to light. Get started with our fundraising tools!

Fundraising Tools

  • Put some “fun” into fundraising! Get your creative juices flowing and help get you closer to your fundraising goal. Check out these fundraising ideas
  • Print out the our contribution form to give to family and friends to support Light the Line. They can mail in or email the form. Download contribution form
  • Email friends and family: Use our sample email to ask for support. View sample email
  • Share your support: After you complete your donation through our online giving platform, you can share your support with your social media networks by clicking any of the social media sharing icons. Donate and share now
  • Matching Gifts: You may be able to double your impact. Search our online match finder tool to see if your employer is listed—they may match your gift! Don’t see your company? Ask them about a matching gift program.
  • Buy Light the Line merchandise. Give them to friends for supporting your efforts. Shop now

Questions? Learn more about the vision and/or contact Natalie Keen at


If you have questions about Light the Line, we invite you to contact us. We will make every effort to address your questions, concerns, and other feedback. For Light the Line Campaign questions, contact Natalie Keen at and for press inquiries, contact Natalie Macking at

About the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership
The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that is among the largest, most wide-ranging urban revitalization programs currently underway in the United States. The project is creating a 22-mile loop of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a set of historic railroad corridors. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership enables the project by raising funds from the private sector and philanthropic community, works to engage the public through programming and outreach, and strives to empower the residents of the 45 Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods through targeted partnerships in the areas of health, housing and hope.