Know how you can tell that the Atlanta BeltLine has really made it? They just announced their very own etiquette mascot, Eddy Cat. I’m not making this up- check out the picture below, he really exists!
Anyone who has spent any time on the BeltLine knows that not everyone has figured out how to play nicely with others. Litterbugs, aggressive cyclists, groups of walkers who fan out across the entire trail and my personal favorite (to loathe), dog owners who refuse to pick up after their pups. The BeltLine is essentially a microcosm for how we treat public places in general, which means that only a cute (and witty) animated cat can help us help ourselves.
All kidding aside, it’s a smart campaign that should make this Atlanta treasure that much better. From the release:
This fall, volunteers will once again be called to help with the etiquette campaign by holding signs on the trail and engaging Atlanta BeltLine users. Expect to see Eddy Cat’s tips toll out on social media within the coming weeks.
The Eddy Cat character was illustrated by local artist and animator Alston Jones. Messaging was a collaborative effort by ABI and Dad’s Garage Theater Company. Eddy Cat can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter@beltlineeddycat and will respond to trail etiquette inquiries via the new “Ask Eddy Cat” column on the Atlanta BeltLine blog.
And, because I’m a Realtor, this post would not complete without me telling you that I’ve created a page that shows all active homes for sale on the Atlanta BeltLine, updated every fifteen minutes.