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Old 08-04-2014, 08:23 AM
 
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They should just enforce zero street parking within say a one mile direction of the park (residents exempt), folks are then made to use the one of the million parking lots off West Peachtree etc and walk......or (wait for it) use MARTA and not risk getting a DUI after 6 hours drinking at a music festival.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:23 AM
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Wouldn't it be better to do this at some place like Lakewood or Verizon amphitheatre?
Maybe, but unfortunately, there's no rail access to either of those places.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:24 AM
 
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I can understand her concern, but the way she expresses it reeks of nimbyism..... I'm not sure why this festival has not moved back to the original location. Renaissance park is walking distance from two stations and has better traffic control options.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:29 AM
 
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There are 2 MARTA stations around 1 mile from the park, several bus routes, and the Eastside Trail. Why do so many people insist on driving to an area they know has little parking?
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:38 AM
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I'm not sure why this festival has not moved back to the original location. Renaissance park is walking distance from two stations and has better traffic control options.
The original location is now occupied by the Fedreal Resrve Bank on Peachtree, and then it moved to the streets of Downtown. Renaissance Park is the third location. But I agree, that seemed like an ideal place for a festival.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:39 AM
 
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I can understand her concern, but the way she expresses it reeks of nimbyism.....
What is wrong with people wanting to have their space treated with respect?
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:44 AM
 
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What is wrong with people wanting to have their space treated with respect?
Nothing is wrong with it, I understand... The argument that is passes by her house is the part that turned me off, as if they festival, no matter where it is held will not pass by someone house. Why is she so special? What solutions did they offer? Basically, anywhere but Midtown is what I heard...
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:45 AM
 
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Maybe, but unfortunately, there's no rail access to either of those places.
I've been on MARTA when it was full of Lakewood concertgoers.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:56 AM
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I've been on MARTA when it was full of Lakewood concertgoers.
How long ago was that? Taking MARTA to Lakewood used to be a good option back when they had dedicated shuttle busses. Now you have to take the train and wait for the regular bus. Also, note that I said "no rail access" not "no MARTA access." It is possible to get there on MARTA, but now that the shuttle busses have been eliminated it's enough of a hassle that driving is by far the preferred option for the vast majority of concertgoers.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:41 AM
 
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I live intown and I'm with the person that says the folk that live at Piedmont Park need to suck it up. They moved there and knew full well that it hosted tons of festivals and other venues each year. In fact, that is one reason that people love living there and part of the reason the real estate is so high for the homes right at Piedmont Park. You cannot have it both ways. This is like when I lived at the lake in Chicago. If you are going to live at the lake, don't get mad when everyone comes from the suburbs and parks on your streets during the summer. It goes with the territory.
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