U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 12-13-2016, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
22,166 posts, read 16,168,399 times
Reputation: 4894

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by JPD View Post
I've seen people throw their car in reverse on major roads because they passed the entrance to McDonalds.
Those are the people who should have their DL revoked for up to 1 year.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-15-2016, 03:17 AM
 
513 posts, read 1,399,690 times
Reputation: 207
Quote:
Originally Posted by JPD View Post
I don't understand why people don't realize they screwed up and take a detour. Just turn right into the tunnel, find somewhere to turn around, and head back where you need to be. People constantly screw up and then inconvenience and endanger the rest of us rather than moving along and correcting their mistake on their own time.
I think they don't even realize they are making a mistake. I was leaving downtown a couple of months ago and was on that stretch around Old 4th Ward about a half mile from Krog when this old lady slowed down to turn left (both lanes were green) I looked in my rear view and saw a motorcycle in the middle lane coming up from behind. I really thought I was about to see someone get killed. I laid into the horn bigtime and she seemed to hesitate enough to let the cycle pass. I really like Dekalb Ave. as my main way to get to work, but I stay out of that center lane unless I really need to use it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-15-2016, 08:38 AM
 
28,140 posts, read 24,666,222 times
Reputation: 9534
Quote:
Originally Posted by JPD View Post
I don't understand why people don't realize they screwed up and take a detour. Just turn right into the tunnel, find somewhere to turn around, and head back where you need to be. People constantly screw up and then inconvenience and endanger the rest of us rather than moving along and correcting their mistake on their own time.
Well said, JPD.

By the way (and this is not in response to your post), these suicide lanes are dangerous even if you are not in the center lane. In a collision cars can carom all over the place and you can get blasted even if you are in the outside lane driving safely and at a moderate speed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-15-2016, 11:51 AM
 
2,074 posts, read 2,001,186 times
Reputation: 1425
Quote:
Originally Posted by arjay57 View Post
Well said, JPD.

By the way (and this is not in response to your post), these suicide lanes are dangerous even if you are not in the center lane. In a collision cars can carom all over the place and you can get blasted even if you are in the outside lane driving safely and at a moderate speed.
How is that different from a regular arterial road without a reversible lane? Pretty much any road configuration without a center median or barrier is going to leave cars in all lanes at risk of being "blasted" by an accident. That's not an argument in defense of the reversible lanes . . . just pointing out that the whole "cars can go anywhere during an accident" thing applies equally to roads without them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-15-2016, 12:02 PM
 
28,140 posts, read 24,666,222 times
Reputation: 9534
Quote:
Originally Posted by red92s View Post
How is that different from a regular arterial road without a reversible lane? Pretty much any road configuration without a center median or barrier is going to leave cars in all lanes at risk of being "blasted" by an accident. That's not an argument in defense of the reversible lanes . . . just pointing out that the whole "cars can go anywhere during an accident" thing applies equally to roads without them.
Well, I guess you're right.

It has just always made me nervous to be on a high speed road like DeKalb avenue or Northside Drive. Those suicide lanes look like a head-on collision waiting to happen.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-16-2016, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
22,166 posts, read 16,168,399 times
Reputation: 4894
Quote:
Originally Posted by arjay57 View Post
Well, I guess you're right.

It has just always made me nervous to be on a high speed road like DeKalb avenue or Northside Drive. Those suicide lanes look like a head-on collision waiting to happen.
But DeKalb Ave is not a high speed road, it has a 35 mph posted speed limit. It is a minor collector, not a high speed roadway (that is located 2 miles south.) DeKalb Ave should be rebuilt to serve the residents, not cars!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-16-2016, 07:13 AM
 
28,140 posts, read 24,666,222 times
Reputation: 9534
Quote:
Originally Posted by cqholt View Post
But DeKalb Ave is not a high speed road, it has a 35 mph posted speed limit. It is a minor collector, not a high speed roadway (that is located 2 miles south.) DeKalb Ave should be rebuilt to serve the residents, not cars!
DeKalb is not supposed to be for high speed but too many people treat it that tway.

I agree that it should be given the Complete streets treatment, including alternate transportation modes. The concerns of local residents should have priority over non-resident cut-thru commuters.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-18-2016, 05:13 PM
 
28,140 posts, read 24,666,222 times
Reputation: 9534
Looks like Bill Torpy is coming out against the Complete streets treatment for DeKalb.

Quote:
Look out drivers. Atlanta is getting ready to expand its “complete streets” program, a term that is a euphemism for completely screwing over cars.

A proposal for DeKalb Avenue includes the possibility of eliminating the reversible third lane and striping in bike lanes on the reallocated asphalt.

Now, before I go further, let me extend this qualifier: Bicyclists are often lovely, well-meaning people who simply want to get from one place to another without getting squished. I mean them no harm, although the emails that are sure to roll in after this story’s publication will conclude otherwise.

That out of the way, let me say that putting bike lanes on DeKalb Avenue is an absolutely crazy idea. It would greatly reduce traffic capacity for the sake of making a socio-political statement for the benefit of the few.

More....Bikes and cars fight for space as Atlanta "reimagines" roads
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-18-2016, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
22,166 posts, read 16,168,399 times
Reputation: 4894
Quote:
Originally Posted by arjay57 View Post
Looks like Bill Torpy is coming out against the Complete streets treatment for DeKalb.
Once again, the media getting it completely wrong and trying to push it as bikes vs cars.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-18-2016, 06:20 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
4,994 posts, read 3,480,819 times
Reputation: 2647
Quote:
Originally Posted by arjay57 View Post
Bill Torpy
Sucks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top