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Old 06-12-2015, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Atlanta - Midtown
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Definitely stop allowing left turns on Peachtee during certain hours, and maybe encourage more midtown workers to take transit. Midtown residents and business people love to Uber which stills create more congestion. Also midtown, north avenue and the art center Marta stations have no parking for residents to park and take the train to Buckhead and the Perimeter.
Dude, why would Midtown residents need to park at any one of these stations? It would literally take longer than walking and would be completely pointless. When I owned a car, it took me like 7 minutes to get out of my garage! lol. I can walk to two Marta stations in under 6 minutes.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Historic West End
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Modera Midtown broke ground yesterday. This building is a beauty and very unique looking and a welcome addition to skyline.

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Old 06-13-2015, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Historic West End
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Dude, why would Midtown residents need to park at any one of these stations? It would literally take longer than walking and would be completely pointless. When I owned a car, it took me like 7 minutes to get out of my garage! lol. I can walk to two Marta stations in under 6 minutes.
I'm talking about residents are who further away in Midtown like West Midtown and Ponce which both are more minutes than you mention. Since I doubt Marta will increase bus frequency to those stations it still would make sense to park at a Marta station and rail to other employment centers versus driving.
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Atlanta (Finally on 4-1-17)
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Modera Midtown broke ground yesterday. This building is a beauty and very unique looking and a welcome addition to skyline.

I'm into photography, specifically architecture. Atlanta is going to great for my camera.
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:57 AM
 
Location: O4W
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Modera Midtown broke ground yesterday. This building is a beauty and very unique looking and a welcome addition to skyline.
Nice.
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:03 AM
 
Location: O4W
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Exciting times for urban Atlanta. ....
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:47 AM
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Yeah, I don't doubt BRT can be effective, but you still get what you pay for. Trust me, I'd take BRT over nothing any day, but if you want a system that is truly independent of road conditions, such as closures, natural distastes, traffic, etc, grade separated rail is the way to go.

BRT would have still been brought to its knees during the Snowpocalypse, but the trains ran just fine. I also don't trust leadership in this region to go all in with BRT. I could see them easily cutting corners and under-delivering, especially when the line will have to run through multiple jurisdictions.

I also don't trust drivers to always obey signals. You always see the one or two jerks that decided to try and make the light and end up sitting in the middle of the intersection, holding everyone up.

The Orange line in LA looks like a great example for BRT, but I doubt we'll get something like that here. It would be nice. But, even they are talking about converting that line to rail based to improve both capacity and reduce travel time.

In short, I think BRT is good and can be effective, but I don't buy into people saying that it's just as effective as rail-based transit for a fraction of the price.
Actually MARTA got shut down during the snow storm. Although it was due to a fire, not snow.
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Old 06-13-2015, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Historic West End
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Exciting times for urban Atlanta. ....
Yes it is, I like the fact that growth is occurring organically. Midtown Atlanta transformation is nothing short of amazing. I also see that a comedy club is next to Vortex. I wonder if the club is any good anyone?

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Old 06-13-2015, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Organically is a funny term (Yes I know he means it metaphorically) but in my minds eye I can see high rise apartment and office buildings growing out of the red clay like kudzu after a North Georgia rain! LOL
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Old 06-13-2015, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Yes it is, I like the fact that growth is occurring organically. Midtown Atlanta transformation is nothing short of amazing. I also see that a comedy club is next to Vortex. I wonder if the club is any good anyone?
It's called the Laughing Skull, and it's actually part of the Vortex. I went once a couple of years ago, and had a blast. Margaret Cho was in town and just popped in unannounced. She did a 30 minute set that was so funny we could hardly breathe! Have been meaning to go back for a while...
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