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Old 07-09-2018, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Why on earth did they ever build that thing?
CSX and MARTA rail lines. When it was built, ERD did not exist and L5P was nowhere near the bustle it is now.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:59 AM
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Why on earth did they ever build that thing?
If you're referring to the underpass, was there a reasonable alternative? Would it have been better for ambulances and firetrucks to have to wait for trains? Is there a MARTA crossing at grade anywhere in the entire system?
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:01 AM
 
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Unfortunately the 2 areas will never feel connected, the Moreland underpass creates a dead zone.
We could fill that gap relatively easy if we wanted. Close one side of the "off-ramps" connecting to DeKalb Ave, put a stoplight at the downsized intersection and sell that land off to developers. With that and the development of the Sherwin-Williams parking lot you shrink a 1,150ft pedestrian gap to a 150ft Krog style tunnel.


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Old 07-09-2018, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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We could fill that gap relatively easy if we wanted. Close one side of the "off-ramps" connecting to DeKalb Ave, put a stoplight at the downsized intersection and sell that land off to developers. With that and the development of the Sherwin-Williams parking lot you shrink a 1,150ft pedestrian gap to a 150ft Krog style tunnel.
ABC proposed using the eastern ramp as a bike/ped connection from DeKalb Ave Complete St to Moreland Ave bike lanes and sidewalks.
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:24 AM
 
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ABC proposed using the eastern ramp as a bike/ped connection from DeKalb Ave Complete St to Moreland Ave bike lanes and sidewalks.
So what happens when a fire truck from station 12 needs to go extinguish Corner Tavern again?
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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So what happens when a fire truck from station 12 needs to go extinguish Corner Tavern again?
The west side ramps will have a signal at Moreland or use McLendon.
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:45 AM
 
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ABC proposed using the eastern ramp as a bike/ped connection from DeKalb Ave Complete St to Moreland Ave bike lanes and sidewalks.
Yeah, thought I had already seen closing one side of the ramps proposed elsewhere. I'd say it would be better pedestrian / bike experience redeveloping it as an extension of Lil'5 and operating more shared facilities of the remaining connection, but giving back roadway to private land owners seems to be a very rare thing despite how much is taken over the years often against the will of the land owners.
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:33 PM
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So what happens when a fire truck from station 12 needs to go extinguish Corner Tavern again?
They can ride a tandem bike and strap their equipment on the back seat.
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:39 PM
 
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The west side ramps will have a signal at Moreland or use McLendon.
It will be a better configuration for drivers too. Those two stoplights next to each other on DeKalb is bad.
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Old 07-09-2018, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Shadowville
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Zesto is still there. That is all I care about.
One of these days I'll have time to stop there... every Atlanta visit is usually in a rush, the drive up and back is easily a 300 mile round trip.

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