Atlanta's most popular trail, The BeltLine, has been one of the outdoor spots that have stayed open since the state-wide shelter-in-place order. Thousands signed a petition earlier this week to shut down the trail because visitors haven't been following social distancing guidelines. On Tuesday, the Atlanta BeltLine's hours were adjusted to decrease the number of visitors.\nMayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has issued new guidelines regarding the hours of The BeltLine. These guidelines were announced on Tuesday, April 7 and went into effect immediately.\nSince so many people use this trail as a means of transportation to different parts of the city, it can't be shut down completely.\nPhotojournalist Ryan Vizzions took matters into his own hands over the weekend of April 4 and shared with Atlanta 11 Live, "When I got down there, I saw loads of people that weren't exercising social distancing, people drinking in the park. There were a few establishments that had people gathering on their patios drinking beer as if it was just a regular day."\nView this post on Instagram Here are some pics of the Eastside Trail and skate park field from late this afternoon and this evening. Volume was up a little from yesterday, but still pretty low given this might've been the nicest day of the year so far weather-wise. I know it will be tempting but please, please don't visit the trail or park this weekend unless you absolutely have to and even then for only short periods of time. Stay home as we all should and let's get through this together as quickly as possible. #socialdistancing #flattenthecurve #eastssidetrail #beltline #atlantabeltline A post shared by John Becker (@beltlinejohn) on Apr 3, 2020 at 6:45pm PDT\nOver 9,200 people have signed this petition to close the trail; their objective is currently set to 10,000.\nThe creator of the petition, Mari Robinson, updated the page on April 7 saying, "Y’all we got one step closer today! Today Mayor Bottoms put in place time guidelines for use of the beltline."\nView this post on Instagram BELTLINE USAGE GUIDELINES-- Temporary guidelines are now in effect to ensure more social distancing and reduce trail usage. Stay home. #StayHomeSavesLives #SocialDistancing A post shared by Atlanta BeltLine (@atlantabeltline) on Apr 7, 2020 at 1:19pm PDT\nFrom 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., the east side of the trail will be open for those with disabilities, underlying health conditions and older adults.\nFrom 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., it'll be reserved for those who want to use The BeltLine for exercise and for transportation purposes.\nAny time after 2:00 p.m., it should strictly be used for work-related and emergency travel.\nView this post on Instagram While the construction of the western-most mile #SouthSideTrail has officially begun, the majority is still in an interim stage. This means that the trail is unpaved but still serves as a pleasant retreat to explore. Tap the link in our bio to see a map of the open trails and the three segments that are under construction. #AtlantaBeltLine A post shared by Atlanta BeltLine (@atlantabeltline) on Feb 12, 2020 at 5:55pm PST\nThose who use the BeltLine should still be practicing social distancing and walk six feet away from others.