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Old 09-13-2013, 02:47 PM
 
Location: City of Trees
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I just walked from Five Points to Peachtree Center and walked along much of the construction area along Peachtree/Ellis/Luckie, etc. Several roads are blocked off, but I only saw ONE worker in all of Downtown. Where are the workers?
At the intersection of Luckie and Centennial Olympic Park Drive. I see them everyday on my way home. The rail portion near Ellis and Peachtree is complete, besides the actual streetcar stop outside Peachtree Center Station, but those will be completed later.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:40 PM
 
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All this Tokyo talk is making me home-away-from-homesick. I spent alot of time in Ginza and I'd love to see anything like that in Atlanta.

Tokyo is truly one of a kind.
Hey I didn't know there were any other Tokyo-ites here! I spent quite a bit of time in Tokyo myself (Ikebukuro area / Toshima Ward). I miss Tokyo sometimes too. The infrastructure and density there is unreal, unlike anything else in the world. I remember when I came back to the States, I had a 10 hour layover in Chicago so I left the airport and went into the city and even it felt small and provincial by comparison (with the exception of a few taller buildings).

Ginza is pretty cool. Lots of high fashion there. Did you see any cosplayers?
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:26 AM
 
Location: City of Trees
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Hey I didn't know there were any other Tokyo-ites here! I spent quite a bit of time in Tokyo myself (Ikebukuro area / Toshima Ward). I miss Tokyo sometimes too. The infrastructure and density there is unreal, unlike anything else in the world. I remember when I came back to the States, I had a 10 hour layover in Chicago so I left the airport and went into the city and even it felt small and provincial by comparison (with the exception of a few taller buildings).

Ginza is pretty cool. Lots of high fashion there. Did you see any cosplayers?
So desu ka?

Ginza seemed too high-class for cosplayers. I lived in Shibuya, so I just walked 15 minutes north to Harajuku I never got to see Ikebukuro, but I heard that's another great spot to see LARPers. As far as infrastructure and density, I also liked going to Shinjuku for the parks and skyscrapers (another benefit of being on the westside, although it's easy to get anywhere, as you know). Now that Tokyo is hosting the 2020 Olympics, I'm wondering if I'll make the trip back, although it'll be uber crowded!

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Old 09-17-2013, 12:07 PM
 
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how long until open?
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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how long until open?
2014.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:48 PM
 
Location: City of Trees
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2014.
Specifically, construction will be complete in January 2014, and the streetcar will open in April 2014. According to what I heard on the tour last month, they're considering a month of free rides, after which rides will cost $1.00 each.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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That's a nice price! As long as headways are reasonable (less than 10 mins) I could totally see myself using it. Have they already decided if you get a free transfer from MARTA to the streetcar?
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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This is a perfect link from MARTA at Peachtree Center to the bars on Edgewood Avenue, this area is gonna explode over the next couple of years.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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That's a nice price! As long as headways are reasonable (less than 10 mins) I could totally see myself using it. Have they already decided if you get a free transfer from MARTA to the streetcar?
Yes, just like buses. It will integrate with the BreezeCard system.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:36 PM
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Specifically, construction will be complete in January 2014, and the streetcar will open in April 2014. According to what I heard on the tour last month, they're considering a month of free rides, after which rides will cost $1.00 each.
$1 per ride makes this the perfect commuiting opition for me since I work in Fairlie-Poplar and can walk from my house to the MLK center stop in ten minutes.
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