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Old 09-15-2015, 10:53 PM
 
Location: In your feelings
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Ok, I guess I have to ignore the guy with the urine fixation now. His mind is filthier than any MARTA train I've ever rode. Come to think of it... if the only MARTA trains that have been soiled are the ones he's been on, I'm starting to sense a pattern forming.

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The only thing that is not good about a pedestrian bridge, is it takes people off the sidewalks and diminishes street level activity, but for a big event like a game it is good to give tens of thousands of people a safe way to cross a busy road.
I totally agree; my first thought was that a pedestrian bridge hurts the chances for the on-street pedestrian experience being improved. But thinking about it more, hopefully it's meant for big events, when there are tons of people trying to cross the street, and it will be combined with improvements on the street level.
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Old 09-16-2015, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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McGirt hates MARTA, seems high on the Braves move to Cobb, hates the streetcar, talked highly of GT and referred to UGA as a good plan B. Sounds like he's not a newbie, just a new name for gtcorndog.

Here's some posts from Corndog where he basically says the exact same thing.
Marta
MARTA to add wifi to its buses and trains next year
New MARTA Bus design

Looking through the history its pretty amazing how dedicated he is to trolling all the MARTA threads.


FYI: The "ignore" button can be our friend.
I'm going to use it now.
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:08 AM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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The only thing that is not good about a pedestrian bridge, is it takes people off the sidewalks and diminishes street level activity, but for a big event like a game it is good to give tens of thousands of people a safe way to cross a busy road.
I agree, this was my first thought. I have mixed opinions, even if it does move masses of people quickly. If there are stores/restaurants or really anything being built on Northside, the bridge will take away their foot traffic, probably even not on game days. But, it does make for a safer crossing of a large road, although I think the same thing can be accomplished with smart complete streets design. I also don't want to be hypocritical, so if this bridge is purely to benefit the Falcons, then Arthur Blank needs to fund it. This shouldn't be a city funded project if it takes people off the streets and gives them only direct access to a private investors pockets.
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I agree, this was my first thought. I have mixed opinions, even if it does move masses of people quickly. If there are stores/restaurants or really anything being built on Northside, the bridge will take away their foot traffic, probably even not on game days. But, it does make for a safer crossing of a large road, although I think the same thing can be accomplished with smart complete streets design. I also don't want to be hypocritical, so if this bridge is purely to benefit the Falcons, then Arthur Blank needs to fund it. This shouldn't be a city funded project if it takes people off the streets and gives them only direct access to a private investors pockets.
*cough* Atlanta Braves and Cobb County
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