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Old 02-05-2013, 07:45 AM
 
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once again a waste of money
In the past few years the percentage of Atlantans biking to work has doubled. We are way behind on this. The amount we are paying for this amount of work is actually very low.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:46 AM
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once again a waste of money
How so?
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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http://www.truewheelers.org/cases/va...es/vassar2.jpg I'm looking forward to seeing stuff like this here.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:52 AM
 
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once again a waste of money
Okay. What form of transportation do you take to work? Is biking cheaper?
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:06 PM
 
Location: ATL
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once again a waste of money
You live in the suburbs don't you?
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Huge way for the city of Atlanta. The only city in the metro that's serious about alternative mode transportation. This money will go a long way to connect the existing infrastructure in place.
I dunno about that. Areas of Cobb (Smyrna and Cumberland, anyway) have been creating bike paths all over the place, and they have a lot more proposed:

http://dot.cobbcountyga.gov/Planning..._March2011.pdf
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:11 PM
 
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Interesting that they have largely omitted SE and SW Atlanta, NW Atlanta and Buckhead.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:27 PM
 
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Interesting that they have largely omitted SE and SW Atlanta, NW Atlanta and Buckhead.
They are probably trying to follow where the cycleatlanta app said the heaviest bike corridors where, and they where mostly downtown/midtown. Eventually those areas will see investment, but it's better to invest where it is most needed first.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:39 PM
 
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Interesting that they have largely omitted SE and SW Atlanta, NW Atlanta and Buckhead.
It's also interesting to to me that the "bike boulevard", which sounds totally awesome, is in the Bluff. I take this as another sign of impending gentrification.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:40 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Interesting that they have largely omitted SE and SW Atlanta, NW Atlanta and Buckhead.
I posted this in another forum, but thought it might be relevant to your comment. These are the CycleAtlanta App paths that were analyzed at the GT Hack-a-thon. A lot of the choices for bike improvements around the city represent some of the most heavily used streets by bikes.

http://atlurbanist.tumblr.com/post/4...cleatlanta-app

Give this one more time to load before zooming in:

http://www.cycleatlanta.org/hack/

Something that came to mind, though, is that there may not be as many smartphone users in the less affluent areas of the southern parts of the city. So, maybe there is a bias in the maps showing heavy usage, but I'm guessing the majority of people commuting by bike are those who commute to/live near the city center anyway. Just a thought.
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