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Old 01-30-2013, 07:07 PM
 
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We can make something like this but for bus stops. A sign made from laminated paper that lists the bus numbers, routes, neighborhoods, destinations and the Marta stations that they serve. We could start by creating a template. Then for each route number fill it out accordingly and place at each stop that route serves. A qr code could link to a webpage where the user could find more details and offer suggestions. The signs could be color coded by the rail line that they serve. We can do this ourselves with very little money if we just take the initiative and it would make an enormous differencehttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cityfabric/walk-your-city

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Old 01-30-2013, 07:19 PM
 
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I had posted this in another thread but decided to give it it's own to see if the idea could gain traction. Marta has 91 bus routes and I fugured about thirty stops per route (no clue though). If I'm close and we can make each sign for three dollars each then every bus route in the city could be done for only eight thousand! Putting up signs on a route would take maybe an hour or two if done by bike.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:32 PM
 
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The walk your city signs should be all over the place here. We should get them started in Atlanta.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:50 PM
 
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I love this idea. With real time data now available you can have a QR code that connects to an app that gives you a simple display of how long until the next bus arrives.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:51 PM
 
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And coupled with a walk your city idea you could determine if it would be better just to walk to your destination.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:10 PM
 
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I want to see it happen. I don't know where to start with the webpage stuff or design so I could use help. We could do the first few routes for a couple hundred bucks then start a fundraiser on kickstarter. With a handful of people on bikes it could be done on a few Sunday afternoon rides.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:06 AM
 
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Start with the tourist destinations that are close to MARTA stations, eg: Grant Park, MLK Historic District, Centennial Olympic Park, Piedmont Park, High Museum, etc.
With a handful of people on bikes it could be done on a few Sunday afternoon rides.
I am down whenever you need help.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:17 AM
 
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Start with the tourist destinations that are close to MARTA stations, eg: Grant Park, MLK Historic District, Centennial Olympic Park, Piedmont Park, High Museum, etc.
With a handful of people on bikes it could be done on a few Sunday afternoon rides.
I am down whenever you need help.
MARTA > Schedules & Maps > Bus Schedules or Routes > Route list (by number) I think the 110 would be a good route to start with. It is one of our busiest and it passes Underground, the Fox, Arts Center and Atlantic Station. And it's on Peachtree most of the ride. It might be our only route that has a nickname too. The Peach
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:24 AM
 
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i like this ideal
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:27 AM
 
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BBC News - How to get America to walk
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