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Old 10-31-2013, 01:16 PM
 
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You need to get out of your car and walk the streets.
Well, I'd been walking the streets for an hour before I got in the car. I didn't see any more cyclists while walking than I did while driving.

By the way, I'll repeat that I was an avid cyclist and have ridden extensively around Atlanta, Georgia and elsewhere. So I am by no means anti-biking.
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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That'll be good, but for the next eight months it's going to be all messed up.

I will not use Dekalb Ave under any circumstances, except maybe just to get from Krog to Airline St., which I can use to access Edgewood. My best route will probably be Krog --> Irwin (or maybe Dekalb to Airline) --> a combination of Auburn and Edgewood, with Auburn bringing me pretty close to the front door of my office.
The 4 lane section of Decatur street isn't that bad. Bell Street is another option to cross the downtown connector.
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:44 AM
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I counted 18 cyclists on my two mile commute home last night.
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:47 AM
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The 4 lane section of Decatur street isn't that bad. Bell Street is another option to cross the downtown connector.
Yeah, that part is fine, but the reversible lane section is terrible with a lot of cars and trucks coming in and out and a lot of lane changing and pull-offs around Boulevard and Jackson street.
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Yeah, that part is fine, but the reversible lane section is terrible with a lot of cars and trucks coming in and out and a lot of lane changing and pull-offs around Boulevard and Jackson street.
They really do need to make a bike blvd along the MARTA tracks.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:05 AM
 
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I counted 18 cyclists on my two mile commute home last night.
Cool! That sounds like an area that would justify bike lanes or something similar for cyclists. Where is it approximately?
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:16 AM
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Cool! That sounds like an area that would justify bike lanes or something similar for cyclists. Where is it approximately?
Fairlie-Poplar/Five Points, GSU main campus area, Cabbagetown.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:19 AM
 
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Fairlie-Poplar/Five Points, GSU main campus area, Cabbagetown.
Perfect! I can't recall whether there's any bike-specific infrastructure in place there now -- is there?

With that many cyclists in an area we ought to get cracking to accommodate and nurture this activity.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:30 AM
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Perfect! I can't recall whether there's any bike-specific infrastructure in place there now -- is there?

With that many cyclists in an area we ought to get cracking to accommodate and nurture this activity.
Not really, just some bike racks. Some streets in this area will have bike lanes once the streetcar is done. Edgewood Ave. currently has an intermittent bike lane.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:52 AM
 
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Not really, just some bike racks. Some streets in this area will have bike lanes once the streetcar is done. Edgewood Ave. currently has an intermittent bike lane.
I can't tell from the OP whether these areas are included in the priority projects. If not they should be.
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