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Old 12-21-2014, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Shoulder lanes will not work. What happens if an exit is backedup , blocking the shoulder or an accident is blocking the shoulder? A minimal effort of thought on coming up with the cheapest plan.
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:49 PM
 
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Shoulder lanes will not work. What happens if an exit is backedup , blocking the shoulder or an accident is blocking the shoulder? A minimal effort of thought on coming up with the cheapest plan.
Nothing will help this site. Not shoulder lanes, extra lanes, transit lanes, train lanes, bus lanes, plane lanes, teleportation lanes, monorail lanes, skipping lanes, hop scotch lanes...whatever you got...the site is awful.
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Because it's an important topic, and it isn't going away. We're only going to hear about it more going forward.
Right, but the other 999 threads on the Braves Stadium, MARTA, and transit in Atlanta aren't enough to discuss this important topic, so we need one more thread?
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:12 PM
 
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Nothing will help this site. Not shoulder lanes, extra lanes, transit lanes, train lanes, bus lanes, plane lanes, teleportation lanes, monorail lanes, skipping lanes, hop scotch lanes...whatever you got...the site is awful.
The new Braves stadium location definitely has its challenges, but its not necessarily as bad as its been made out to be.

While not much can likely be done to help out the location of the new stadium for automobile traffic, the new location in Cumberland is a location that has much potential for high-capacity transit access over the long-term.

The area will most likely struggle with traffic congestion, even if and when rail transit lines are built into the area, not only because of baseball games but also because of the increased development in the area that the stadium will foster.

But if and when rail transit is ever introduced into the area, it has the potential to take off in terms of development, popularity and accessibility.
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Old 12-21-2014, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Bmore, The cursed land of -> Hotlanta -> Charlotte
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Prepare yourselves, Atlanta 2017, traffic wise, is gonna be a damn mess.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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Oh look... The same topic over and over agin
Here's a novice solution for you, leave or shut up.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:28 AM
 
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One idea would be a way to shuttle people from the North and Northeast MARTA lines to the new stadium. The Department of Transportation could implement shoulder lanes on I-285 (like the ones on GA-400 and soon on Interstate 85) before and after the games for use by MARTA buses only. Buses could gather and transport people from the Doraville and Perimeter stations straight to the stadium, much like they do from Five Points to Turner Field. Braves officials could even work with MARTA on discounts for ballgame goers when they use the trains or buses..."


Full Story: Gridlock Guy: Mass transit improvements key to Braves stadium success | www.ajc.com

If they are going to open up the shoulder lanes, they need to be open for Transit all 52 weeks in the year, not just during Braves game. Another issue will be the nightmare on the perimeter center surface roads where the buses will be stuck in.

And despite what people are saying about these shoulder lanes, THEY DO WORK. They dont work for people who want to drive and sit in the traffic, but for those on the bus they work just fine. Its been many days I took the 143 and it blew by all the traffic on 400.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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If they are going to open up the shoulder lanes, they need to be open for Transit all 52 weeks in the year, not just during Braves game. Another issue will be the nightmare on the perimeter center surface roads where the buses will be stuck in.

And despite what people are saying about these shoulder lanes, THEY DO WORK. They dont work for people who want to drive and sit in the traffic, but for those on the bus they work just fine. Its been many days I took the 143 and it blew by all the traffic on 400.
What do the buses do when the off ramp is backed up onto the freeway, blocking the shoulder?
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:54 AM
 
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Here's a novice solution for you, leave or shut up.
Awwwww. You mad girl?
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:43 AM
 
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What do the buses do when the off ramp is backed up onto the freeway, blocking the shoulder?

They sit there along with all the other cars, but we dont know what the plans for the 285 Cobb Pkwy exit will be for now. While I might get on a backed up exit, it pretty much bypasses the 5-7 mile backup leading up to the stadium The shoudl make a exit shoulder lane too for the bus to bypass all the traffic going to Cobb Pkwy. As for a 75N/S we will have to wait and see what the DOT has planned for those exits.

Unless a MARTA rail goes directly to the stadium, no one will want to take a CCT local #10 bus for 35 minutes to get to the stadium or a new supposed Braves shuttle 20 mins in which im sure there will be a surcharge to use.

These will be the main backups on game days in 2017.
Cobb Pkwy N, Cumberland Blvd, Spring Rd, and probably a couple more streets.

75N will be backed to Moors Mill on game days.
285W will be backed to Chamblee Dunwoody on game days.
400S will be backed to Northridge because of the 285W backups.
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