#NationalTrailsDay: Cox Enterprises Supports PATH Foundation and Atlanta BeltLine

#NationalTrailsDay: Cox Enterprises Supports PATH Foundation and Atlanta BeltLine

Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 10:30am


Today is National Trail's Day, and Cox is proud to work with two Atlanta organizations who are connecting people and neighborhoods. Cities with abundant opportunities to safely walk, run or ride bikes are more livable and economically vibrant. For more than 20 years, metro Atlanta’s PATH Foundation has been developing multiuse trails and linear parks to provide opportunities for walking, running, biking and skating – work that Cox has supported since the organization’s inception. This system of scenic greenways not only offers a place for recreation, but also helps preserve the area’s forested character. These trails bring together people of diverse races, ages, income levels and cultural backgrounds to enjoy the outdoors – and improve their health.

PATH has also played a leading role in collaboration with the Atlanta BeltLine, one of the largest and most wide-ranging urban redevelopment projects in the United States. A $5 million Cox Foundation grant to PATH, the BeltLine’s trail-building partner, supports development of the Westside Trail, a three-mile stretch in the city’s southwest corridor that will bring new vitality and investment to the neighborhood – connecting four schools and four city parks. The funds served as the lead gift to help secure $9.5 million in U.S. DOT funds requiring a local match.

The BeltLine is an important component of our support for PATH and its mission, but our commitment goes many miles farther. In 2012, the Cox Foundation pledged $5 million over a five-year period to help build an additional 34 miles of trails in PATH’s regional network. To date, PATH Foundation has developed more than 200 miles of trails throughout Georgia.

“Our goal is to make Atlanta the most connected city in the U.S. As our largest donor to PATH’s trail-building projects over the past two decades, Cox is helping to make PATH’s long-term vision a reality.” - Ed McBrayer, Executive Director, PATH Foundation

To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities: CoxCSRReport.com


Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of more than $17 billion and approximately 50,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms). The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, Savings.com and Valpak

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