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Old 08-03-2013, 11:31 AM
 
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Here's something that annoys me slightly. Why is it that they talk so much about the High line as being the inspiration of these other projects?

What is the Beltline, chopped liver?



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Old 08-03-2013, 06:14 PM
 
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Here's something that annoys me slightly. Why is it that they talk so much about the High line as being the inspiration of these other projects?

What is the Beltline, chopped liver?

Maybe because the High Line is completed and the Beltline is still developing?
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Castleberry Hill
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There's been talk of adding cameras to the Beltline for security purposes. I know some don't like the idea because it would make them feel like they're living in a surveillance state. But given how crowded it can get, it'd be nice if there were cameras that are accessible to the public so we could check on how busy it is before going out. Anyone know of a construction cam or other publicly accessible camera that shows a part of the Beltline?
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Updates on development of the SW and SE portions.
Southwest and Southeast Corridor Design Update // Atlanta BeltLine
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Morningside, Atlanta, GA
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Updates on development of the SW and SE portions.
Southwest and Southeast Corridor Design Update // Atlanta BeltLine
A good update. The single track will create significant problems. I have walked the Southwest portion and the corridor is very narrow. There are areas where the ROW is at the bottom of a narrow ditch and tunnels that are only one train wide. I wonder if they will be able to keep the transit and trail next to each other.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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A good update. The single track will create significant problems. I have walked the Southwest portion and the corridor is very narrow. There are areas where the ROW is at the bottom of a narrow ditch and tunnels that are only one train wide. I wonder if they will be able to keep the transit and trail next to each other.
I figured they could widen the trench for 2 tracks. The West End trail is already built, not need for a duplicate trail, above the trench.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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There's been talk of adding cameras to the Beltline for security purposes. I know some don't like the idea because it would make them feel like they're living in a surveillance state. But given how crowded it can get, it'd be nice if there were cameras that are accessible to the public so we could check on how busy it is before going out. Anyone know of a construction cam or other publicly accessible camera that shows a part of the Beltline?
I don't get all the objection to cameras. London and other cities like it have been loaded with CCT cameras for a long time now. You can't walk from one end of central London to another without being observed by camera most of the way. And it's been good for crime there. In my opinion they need that much more in Atlanta than in London. Criminals here thrive on taking advantage of dark lonesome areas with few or no witnesses to commit crimes. Many commit robberies with mask on because they know cameras are around but then get away in vehicles that can't be identified because there are no cameras where they are driving. The police are overwhelmed by the crime occurring here and cameras would be a huge help to them.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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Good Q&A with the new Beltline CEO: New Beltline CEO on Southwest Trail, affordability, and streetcars along the 22-mile parks, trails, and loop | Atlanta News & Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:25 AM
 
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There's been talk of adding cameras to the Beltline for security purposes. I know some don't like the idea because it would make them feel like they're living in a surveillance state. But given how crowded it can get, it'd be nice if there were cameras that are accessible to the public so we could check on how busy it is before going out. Anyone know of a construction cam or other publicly accessible camera that shows a part of the Beltline?
I know they have security cameras on the Lilburn trail and they didn't cost very much. That's a really nice place for a walk, once you get there.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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There's been talk of adding cameras to the Beltline for security purposes. I know some don't like the idea because it would make them feel like they're living in a surveillance state. But given how crowded it can get, it'd be nice if there were cameras that are accessible to the public so we could check on how busy it is before going out. Anyone know of a construction cam or other publicly accessible camera that shows a part of the Beltline?
If businesses that line the trail could adjust their cameras to show the trail, then that feed can be sent to APD's video surveillance center.
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