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Old 10-26-2016, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I can't believe that 3 years later, people are still mad that the useless center through lanes were removed as if they weren't a deterrent to actual capacity.
What's more is the same plan was proposed for Peachtree and rejected.
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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There is a project on the 2016 TSPLOST- Multi-use Trails (Freedom Parkway Trail to Stone Mountain Trail Connector) that would add a PATH-like trail between Rocky Ford Rd and Inman Park/Reynoldstown Station.
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/vi...2GvETgxj4-iffA
http://www.councilforqualitygrowth.o...PLOST-LIST.pdf
Fair enough, I would say that that is a different project, though. It's separate from the planned DeKalb rebuild that was set as part of the Renew Atlanta bonds. This project is 'in addition to', rather than 'part of'. It's really a Stone Mountain Trail project more than a DeKalb Ave project.
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Fair enough, I would say that that is a different project, though. It's separate from the planned DeKalb rebuild that was set as part of the Renew Atlanta bonds. This project is 'in addition to', rather than 'part of'. It's really a Stone Mountain Trail project more than a DeKalb Ave project.
They are going to be rolled into one, just funding from different sources. The funds from TSPLOST for the trail would be a local match to PATH Foundation.
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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They are going to be rolled into one, just funding from different sources. The funds from TSPLOST for the trail would be a local match to PATH Foundation.
Right, but the original DeKalb rebuild from the Renew Atlanta bonds didn't include it.
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Right, but the original DeKalb rebuild from the Renew Atlanta bonds didn't include it.
My talks with those in office of mobility planning say they are planning on the TSPLOST to pass and will include it in the project, but they have a plan B which will include lesser quality bicycle infrastructure.
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:44 AM
 
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Tough to blame them for not using a system that doesn't go the places they need to get and can't maintain schedules reliably. It's got less to do with aversion than it does a lack of utility for most people.
Well, the East line links up the neighborhoods on that side of town with each other. It also gives them a straight shot into downtown and Decatur. With one easy transfer they can also get to Midtown, Buckhead, Perimeter and the airport.

That's pretty serious transit connectivity. What else are they looking for?
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Well, the East line links up the neighborhoods on that side of town with each other. It also gives them a straight shot into downtown and Decatur. With one easy transfer they can also get to Midtown, Buckhead, Perimeter and the airport.

That's pretty serious transit connectivity. What else are they looking for?
The time it takes to transfer; get off the train, walking 10 steps to an escalator or stairs, then walk 20 feet to the platform, wait 5 minutes and then the 30 seconds it takes to find a seat, etc. /s
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:33 AM
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Well, the East line links up the neighborhoods on that side of town with each other. It also gives them a straight shot into downtown and Decatur. With one easy transfer they can also get to Midtown, Buckhead, Perimeter and the airport.

That's pretty serious transit connectivity. What else are they looking for?
They also get double frequency trains thanks to the green line overlapping the blue line between Edgewood/Candler Park and Ashby Stations. If anyone is using the train, it should be people who live in Candler Park or Edgewood and work Downtown.
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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They also get double frequency trains thanks to the green line overlapping the blue line between Edgewood/Candler Park and Ashby Stations. If anyone is using the train, it should be people who live in Candler Park or Edgewood and work Downtown.
Oh we do.
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:57 AM
 
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Well, the East line links up the neighborhoods on that side of town with each other. It also gives them a straight shot into downtown and Decatur. With one easy transfer they can also get to Midtown, Buckhead, Perimeter and the airport.

That's pretty serious transit connectivity. What else are they looking for?
The East line currently ends at Irwin Street, right? That's still a mile's walk to King Memorial and Inman Park stations. Only hard-core transit fans are going to walk a mile to take the train. And neither of those stations have any real heavy density within half a mile.

But, let's be honest. MARTA (rail) takes you to some business centers, the airport, and some otherwise not-so-friendly neighborhoods. It doesn't cover the vast majority of the city where people go to do things.

What people are looking for is for it to go to more areas. I rarely ever go to Perimeter. I go to the airport only 2-4 times a year now. I almost never go downtown. But I go a lot more places than Midtown. If it served more locations, I would be a heavy user.
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