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Old 08-18-2012, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Atlanta - Midtown
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Maybe a silly question...however, will the street car run only one direction? For example, if I am a tourist and I have just visited the Georgia Aquarium, will I be forced to take the streetcar all the way down Edgewood ave in order to get back to peachtree center?

Also, have they announced how many streetcars will be on the loop? Given how easy it already is to walk from Peachtree center to Centennial Park, frequency will be a key factor in making it an attractive alternative...unless of course you just have difficulty walking.

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Old 08-18-2012, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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At risk of too much self-promotion, I made a Google Map showing the route of the streetcar based on the public information available at the time (official maps seem hard to find recently for some reason). Route1 is the line that's currently under construction and runs in a counter-clockwise loop. I've also marked the planned Peachtree Street route, and a route of my own creation intended to serve Georgia Tech. So to answer Frankster87's question more directly, no, it doesn't appear you would have to go all the way down Edgewood avenue, but it looks like you would have to transfer where Auburn meets Peachtree.
Atlanta Streetcar - Google Maps
Note: I really hope this doesn't count as advertising since I receive no gain whatsoever from the creation and subsequent sharing of this map. It is for informative purposes only, derived from public information of a public project and my own imagination.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:30 AM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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At this rate Atlanta will have theirs up and running before D.C. Ain't that something.
Actually the first line will be up and running next year.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:35 AM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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I'm counting down how long it takes somebody from D.C. to come here and post that their system is far more extensive and that D.C. is just a heck of a lot more urban.

Its the truth though, and our 6th metro line opens up next year. Atlanta is doing good for a sunbelt city though!
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:04 AM
 
Location: atlanta
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Actually the first line will be up and running next year.
the streetcar is going to be running next year.

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Its the truth though, and our 6th metro line opens up next year. Atlanta is doing good for a sunbelt city though!
a backhanded compliment if there ever was one.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:19 AM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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So our streetcars will open at around the sametime then I knew that I just had to discredig readyset's comment. And I was complimemting ATL you guys have the best system in the sunbelt.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:06 PM
 
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Its the truth though, and our 6th metro line opens up next year. Atlanta is doing good for a sunbelt city though!
Like clockwork.

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Old 08-20-2012, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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The reason the streetcar does not use Baker street is the slope.
Tourist prefer riding rail based transit over buses. The streetcar will be a huge success and be further complemented by the BeltLine.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Its good to see Atlanta improving its Transit , even if its baby steps....but why did they go with LRVs?
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Cheaper and they run in the road. It will hook up with the BeltLine, that has exclusive ROW.
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