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Old 07-04-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Forrest Of Deen
You need to stop comparing apples to oranges here. Washington is a metropolitan area that had it's transit system paid for by switching most of their Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 money to build their own subway system, so duh, they're going to have a larger system than anyone but NYC.

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Fixed that for you.

Fixed that for you! Atlanta could have done the same thing but they chose to build roads instead.

People really need to start doing research before they just throw any random claim out there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal...ay_Act_of_1956

Look no further than this map of the highways that were supposed to be built in DC. They basically overlap are current metro system. Check it out, it's very eye opening.
http://images.greatergreaterwashingt...006/300146.png

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Old 07-04-2012, 03:35 PM
 
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Atlanta won't be cheap forever. Demand drives prices. The denser and more urban Atlanta gets, the more expensive the COL will be and people will have to eventually stomach paying for urban infrastructure.
I honestly don't see why not. We've got tons of vacant land we can expand into and these days there's no particular reason to become more dense.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:43 PM
 
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I honestly don't see why not. We've got tons of vacant land we can expand into and these days there's no particular reason to become more dense.
Smarter growth is a huge reason to become more dense. Infill development by definition is becoming more dense. I assume you mean plenty of vacant infill land to develop right?
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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Smarter growth is a huge reason to become more dense. Infill development by definition is becoming more dense. I assume you mean plenty of vacant infill land to develop right?
We've got plenty of land for infill and to spread out. I don't see why a low density poly-centric metro is inherently worse than a jammed-together dense area.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:41 PM
 
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We've got plenty of land for infill and to spread out. I don't see why a low density poly-centric metro is inherently worse than a jammed-together dense area.
Don't you think Atlanta has spread out enough? The Atlanta area has extremly low density everywhere compared to cities Atlanta wants to compete with. In order to create that same environment that will cause companies to choose the city over the suburbs, Atlanta needs to create a walkable vibrant core over an extremly large area so companies can tap into the young talent that will be living in the city. This is the reason many companies choose the city over the suburbs.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:21 PM
 
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Too many local Goverments involement, and small minded mentality of some people. Also the State of Georgia has the lowest financial support of any state in USA for transit.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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The suburbs have long resisted expansion of transit for fear it would bring too many dark skinned people into their areas.
Sad but true. When all in all this would really help the NW area's commute drastically into downtown Atlanta.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:47 PM
 
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Don't you think Atlanta has spread out enough? The Atlanta area has extremly low density everywhere compared to cities Atlanta wants to compete with. In order to create that same environment that will cause companies to choose the city over the suburbs, Atlanta needs to create a walkable vibrant core over an extremly large area so companies can tap into the young talent that will be living in the city. This is the reason many companies choose the city over the suburbs.
I realize that some people think density is the gold standard, but not everyone agrees. In Atlanta many of the largest companies choose suburban locations. That's where many of the high paying jobs tend to be located as well.

Why isn't it reasonable to have a number of medium density job centers?
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:48 PM
 
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Sad but true. When all in all this would really help the NW area's commute drastically into downtown Atlanta.
I wonder how many people commute from the NW area into downtown Atlanta (and vice versa)?
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:29 PM
 
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I realize that some people think density is the gold standard, but not everyone agrees. In Atlanta many of the largest companies choose suburban locations. That's where many of the high paying jobs tend to be located as well.

Why isn't it reasonable to have a number of medium density job centers?
Well you are right. Every region does not like density. Atlanta does not have to be dense. It's a choice and the city can choose its future.
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