By Greg Bluestein
The Associated Press
ATLANTA – The sprawling metropolis always has given park proponents a headache. Founded as a railroad hub, the city has no ocean, no mountains and no major body of water to serve as a built-in foundation for a park system.
One of the only opportunities for adding green space is artificial – the mostly unused railroad tracks that ring the city, dotted with rundown warehouses and abandoned depots.
It is precisely those tracks that city planners and green groups propose to use in an ambitious $2.1 billion plan to build a 22-mile verdant loop of parks, paths and transit around the city that would link 45 neighborhoods.
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