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Old 08-30-2010, 09:25 PM
 
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Default Street-level atlanta

I was in the city this past weekend and saw so many things I wanted to rub in the face of all the Atlanta haters on C-D, specifically lots of street-level, pedestrian-friendly life like this:




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These pics don't even begin to tell the story.

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Old 08-30-2010, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Arlington, Va
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Christmas was this past weekend!?

Those places are pretty spread out from each other. Pockets of pedestrian friendly areas are better than nothing I guess. Atlanta still isn't a very "walkable" city yet. There's quite a lot of dead zones and transit is getting worse. Few have the option of doing without a car outside of a few nodes like Midtown and Atlantic Station.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Christmas was this past weekend!?

Those places are pretty spread out from each other. Pockets of pedestrian friendly areas are better than nothing I guess. Atlanta still isn't a very "walkable" city yet. There's quite a lot of dead zones and transit is getting worse. Few have the option of doing without a car outside of a few nodes like Midtown and Atlantic Station.
How long have you lived in Atlanta? Because on both counts, things are getting better -- especially the so-called "dead zones" in Midtown. 20 years ago it was a no-mans land. Where were you?!
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:29 AM
 
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Christmas was this past weekend!?

Those places are pretty spread out from each other. Pockets of pedestrian friendly areas are better than nothing I guess. Atlanta still isn't a very "walkable" city yet. There's quite a lot of dead zones and transit is getting worse. Few have the option of doing without a car outside of a few nodes like Midtown and Atlantic Station.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:03 AM
 
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How long have you lived in Atlanta? Because on both counts, things are getting better -- especially the so-called "dead zones" in Midtown. 20 years ago it was a no-mans land. Where were you?!
I agree that Midtown is getting better and better but it was hardly a no-mans land 20 years ago. In 1989 we had an office at 1155 Peachtree and much of what you see there now was in place.
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:59 AM
 
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These pics don't even begin to tell the story.
Do you think you could post some pics that do tell the story then? I fail to see what "the story" is, apparently. Is "the story" that there are places in Atlanta where you can see small groups of people gathered? That there's a Publix in Atlanta that doesn't have any people in front of it? That Atlantic Station has a ridiculous arch that has half-a-dozen people in front of it?
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:40 AM
 
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Sorry but it is not a ridiculous arch. It is a wonderful monument complete with a neat museum. It is the largest public monument to be built since the
Jefferson Memorial.

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That Atlantic Station has a ridiculous arch that has half-a-dozen people in front of it?
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:04 AM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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I Think this is more along the lines of the what the OP was going for.


YouTube - Aiptek A-HD +1080p Digital Camcorder in Atlantic Station City



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Sorry but it is not a ridiculous arch. It is a wonderful monument complete with a neat museum. It is the largest public monument to be built since the
Jefferson Memorial.

Millennium Gate - Atlanta, GA History Monument and Museum
I totally agree. From pictures, the Millennium Gate looks ridiculous. In person, not so much. I find it quite impressive actually.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I was in the city this past weekend and saw so many things I wanted to rub in the face of all the Atlanta haters on C-D, specifically lots of street-level, pedestrian-friendly life like this:











These pics don't even begin to tell the story.
*Cough Cough*
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:49 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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These pics don't even begin to tell the story.

You may wish to use photos you have actually taken yourself if you wish to make this point, and do not gleam photos from private web sites and reproduce them without the permission of those site owners. Thank you.
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