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Old 11-18-2016, 08:20 AM
 
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Since the TSPLOST passed, there is a plan to extend the Stone Mountain PATH from Rocky Ford Rd to Inman Park/Renyoldstown Station. That section of the corridor has enough ROW to accommodate that
I guess I don't see it. There are segments between Rocky Ford and Inman Park MARTA where there is like 2-3 feet between the tracks and the road. How does a 10' bike path fit through there, while still having two travel lanes, a center turn lane, and a sidewalk on the other side, without encroaching into private property to the north? The entire "it'll flow better, promise" argument falls apart entirely if you don't have a center turn lane. That'll be the first thing to get axed to accommodate bikes, even though it's been one of the central pillars of how this entire project has been justified.
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I guess I don't see it. There are segments between Rocky Ford and Inman Park MARTA where there is like 2-3 feet between the tracks and the road. How does a 10' bike path fit through there, while still having two travel lanes, a center turn lane, and a sidewalk on the other side, without encroaching into private property to the north? The entire "it'll flow better, promise" argument falls apart entirely if you don't have a center turn lane. That'll be the first thing to get axed to accommodate bikes, even though it's been one of the central pillars of how this entire project has been justified.
Protected left turn lane only at signalized intersections.
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Old 11-18-2016, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Old 11-18-2016, 03:43 PM
 
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Have they done anything to mollify the bike lane opponents? As I recall a lot of folks on the East side were up in arms about giving a lane to bicycles.
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Old 11-18-2016, 05:59 PM
 
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Have they done anything to mollify the bike lane opponents? As I recall a lot of folks on the East side were up in arms about giving a lane to bicycles.
Nope. It's more of a pee on their leg and tell them it's raining kinda thing. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is well organized, vocal, and been pushing members to turn out for public input meetings to drown out dissenting voices. They'll get their bike lanes and the expense of cars, gloat about it, and then never use it. Just like Ponce. Unfortunately there isn't an Atlanta Car Commuter Coalition to generate some push-back. Concerns are dismissed, and support is gospel.

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Old 11-18-2016, 06:36 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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Nope. It's more of a pee on their leg and tell them it's raining kinda thing. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is well organized, vocal, and been pushing members to turn out for public input meetings to drown out dissenting voices. They'll get their bike lanes and the expense of cars, gloat about it, and then never use it. Just like Ponce.
Please.

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Unfortunately there isn't an Atlanta Car Commuter Coalition to generate some push-back. Concerns are dismissed, and support is gospel.
Good. Such a coalition dictated the suburbanization of the city of Atlanta for decades.
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Old 11-18-2016, 06:53 PM
 
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Please.
From the horses mouth. If pro-car folks were talking about aggressively steering the conversation in a public input meeting, I imagine there'd be a lot of outcry. When someone at that meeting suggesting that the project goal should be de-incentivize car travel, it got a lot of applause. That's rather contrary to justification that "oh its not about making things better for bikes, it's about improvement for ALL; everyone will benefit!" when the actual unstated desire is to make life worse for people in cars.

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Our goal is to front-load public comment with supporters of the Complete Street projects. This means that we need you to be aggressive about speaking at Activity Stations during public input and participating in the Q & A period.

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Old 11-18-2016, 07:17 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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From the horses mouth. If pro-car folks were talking about aggressively steering the conversation in a public input meeting, I imagine there'd be a lot of outcry. When someone at that meeting suggesting that the project goal should be de-incentivize car travel, it got a lot of applause. That's rather contrary to justification that "oh its not about making things better for bikes, it's about improvement for ALL; everyone will benefit!" when the actual unstated desire is to make life worse for people in cars.
I have zero problem with de-incentivizing the use of cars. Interestingly enough, the proposal for DeKalb would actually help drivers by adding a center turn lane, which is badly needed.
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Old 11-19-2016, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Nope. It's more of a pee on their leg and tell them it's raining kinda thing. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is well organized, vocal, and been pushing members to turn out for public input meetings to drown out dissenting voices. They'll get their bike lanes and the expense of cars, gloat about it, and then never use it. Just like Ponce. Unfortunately there isn't an Atlanta Car Commuter Coalition to generate some push-back. Concerns are dismissed, and support is gospel.
The Ponce project was a GDOT safety and operational improvement plan that removed 2 general travel vehicle lanes, and installed a center turn lane. The remaining pavement on the ROW was not enough for more vehicle lanes, but would allow a buffered bike lane. Under GDOTs Complete Street program, they are dedicated to creating Complete Streets where applicable; see Peachtree Rd.
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Old 11-19-2016, 09:43 AM
 
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So does Ponce now have bike lanes? I rarely see bikers over there.

If folks want a bike lane let the have it. Shift more of the E-W auto traffic onto McLendon and Hosea Williams.

Whatever they are going to do with DeKalb I wish they'd get on with it.
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