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Old 12-30-2014, 09:06 PM
 
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Good write up in the NYT. Lots of quotes from different people with different thoughts on the system: Atlanta Hopes a Three-Mile Streetcar Route Will Help Foster a New Urban Image
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Historic West End
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Those cars will be super packed when GSU students return.
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA
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I'm going to ride the streetcar on friday. I've never ridden the MARTA lines north of 5 Points so I'm gonna drive to the North Springs station and ride all the way down to Peachtree Center and ride the streetcar from there.
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I predict that this time next year we'll be discussing all of the development happening along the route, and the expansion to the BeltLine.

Just a thought.
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Just outside of McDonough, Georgia
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I predict that this time next year we'll be discussing all of the development happening along the route, and the expansion to the BeltLine.

Just a thought.
That could very well be the case, especially the expansion part.

- skbl17
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Old 12-31-2014, 07:09 AM
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Eh, I take issue with the development "within 5 miles." I could believe within a quarter mile of the route, but 5 miles is a bit much to tie it to the streetcar.
I agree. The streetcar has without a doubt been a major factor in the transformation of areas along and within a short distance of the tracks, but nothing that is happening five miles from Woodruff Park is because of the streetcar.
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:34 AM
 
Location: In your feelings
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Half a mile is a pretty reasonable distance, and that matches up with the kinds of things that are announced at each stop. Speaking of that; the stop at Edgewood and Hillard is announced as a connection to the MARTA blue and green lines. I hadn't thought about it, but it makes sense because it's only 0.4 of a mile from King Memorial station. In the future that's how I'll get to the streetcar instead of taking the extra ride from Five Points to Peachtree Center.

I really hope the city and MARTA get live streetcar arrival data going soon so it can be added to Google Maps; then it'll actually become reliable for me.
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:36 AM
 
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Where is the dang thing? I had a meeting downtown this morning and went looking for it but it was nowhere in sight.
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Downtown Atlanta
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Where is the dang thing? I had a meeting downtown this morning and went looking for it but it was nowhere in sight.
it is passing the Candler Building right now.
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:48 AM
 
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Well, if I was still downtown I would check it out. I walked around for 30 minutes and didn't see hide nor hair of the thing.
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