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Old 12-20-2012, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Dunwoody trying to get a fake little downtown area. How cute!
Seems like the suburbs can never win. If they try to become something other than cookie cutter, they're pretending to be something else. If they don't...
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:33 AM
 
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Local residents speak out against the Dunwoody "multi-use" trail:

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City officials opened up the controversial Brook Run Park trail for walking tours one recent evening. Residents remained divided on the project.

Its awesome, said Stephen Suba.

Suba and his wife Janine Suba live nearby and they regularly take walks through Brook Run. They welcomed the addition of the 12-foot-wide, concrete, multi-use path through the park, saying it made parts of the park feel safer and more accessible. Its nice, she said.

But Hilbert Margol, whose home abuts from the park, worries that the trail will mean more runoff and flooding for homes near his.

The citys engineers say the drainage system being installed will handle the runoff once the trail is in place. City officials plan to widen an existing detention pond at Brook Run, and the citys engineering studies show no increase in water leaving the park, said city Public Works Director Michael Smith. Were actually over-compensating, he said.

Margol isnt convinced. Thats impossible, he said. I remember some of the top engineers in the world saying the Titanic couldnt sink. We know what happened.



More....Brook Run trail gets a few test walks - Reporter Newspapers

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Old 07-04-2013, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Local residents speak out against the Dunwoody "multi-use" trail:
So residents are divided on this issue, yet the reporter only found one nay-sayer? Sounds like a case of the neighborhood crank finding another pot to stir.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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The guy does have a point about the Titanic. The engineers may claim there won't be water runoff on his property but engineers have been wrong before.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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The guy does have a point about the Titanic. The engineers may claim there won't be water runoff on his property but engineers have been wrong before.
I get the feeling that nothing these engineers do will make him happy. That Titanic analogy borders on hysteria IMO.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:08 AM
 
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Well, you know how a lot of people feel, LD. They have a nice neighborhood and then the government comes along and wants to start changing things, many of which have the potential to increase traffic, water runoff or in some cases lawn damage.
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Well, you know how a lot of people feel, LD. They have a nice neighborhood and then the government comes along and wants to start changing things, many of which have the potential to increase traffic, water runoff or in some cases lawn damage.
I don't deny that there wasn't some cause for concern, and I've seen runoff issues go awry before. But in this case we're basically talking about a sidewalk, and it sounds like it's handled. This is not some major construction project.
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:55 PM
 
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Apparently Dunwoody pushed this thing through despite the opposition. Hopefully the city's engineers know what they are talking about.

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Construction of the trail has been controversial. Some residents have complained about the number of trees being removed for the multi-use concrete path. Others worry that construction of trail may cause flooding in nearby neighborhoods. City officials say the project will not cause flooding and that the trees removed for the project are being replaced with new trees elsewhere in city parks.

More...Dunwoody formally opens Brook Run trail with a parade of children on bikes - Reporter Newspapers

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Old 08-06-2013, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Apparently Dunwoody pushed this thing through despite the opposition. Hopefully the city's engineers know what they are talking about.
Hopefully they take better care of it, than they do their bike lanes. The Perimeter Center East and Mt Veron bike lanes are covered in debris.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:23 AM
 
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Hopefully they take better care of it, than they do their bike lanes. The Perimeter Center East and Mt Veron bike lanes are covered in debris.
Yep. And if the tree loss and water runoff are as bad as some homeowners predict this thing could be a disaster.

It may seem nice on opening day but I didn't see anything in the article about who's responsible for maintaining the trail and providing police protection.
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