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Old 03-09-2016, 12:15 PM
 
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You can't possibly think that is practical for most people.

You can't possibly think you speak for most people...attitudes are changing about transit in the South. It's not just something for people who can't afford a car anymore, but is also good for the environment and is often cheaper than driving.

I wouldn't want to totally depend on buses, but a combination of bus/rail/other modes is more palatable. In cities where that is possible you find better attitudes toward transit.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:04 PM
 
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You can't possibly think you speak for most people...attitudes are changing about transit in the South. It's not just something for people who can't afford a car anymore, but is also good for the environment and is often cheaper than driving.

I wouldn't want to totally depend on buses, but a combination of bus/rail/other modes is more palatable. In cities where that is possible you find better attitudes toward transit.
Nah, most people would not find riding a bike 10 miles to work everyday as acceptable if they have other viable options. I am willing to put money down on that survey.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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Nah, most people would not find riding a bike 10 miles to work everyday as acceptable if they have other viable options. I am willing to put money down on that survey.
No kidding - how do you do that with a business suit on? In the summer, you'd get really sweaty. Wouldn't work for lots of folks, but I am happy for the folks for whom it does work.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:51 PM
 
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Most shower at work if they do that. That is why Uber and transit options are essential. 10 miles everyday on today's car-dominated Atlanta roads is not possible in anything but a car.

As I said earlier, I will not be biking the 10 miles. I will be moving closer to transit. And I am not the only one making these sort of choices.
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Old 03-09-2016, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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And I am not the only one making these sort of choices.
Good to see folks doing just what you are doing. Would be great if more folks who can actually enjoy those options would follow your lead.
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Old 03-09-2016, 03:02 PM
 
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Good to see folks doing just what you are doing. Would be great if more folks who can actually enjoy those options would follow your lead.
I think the boom happening in-town and next to MARTA stations is showing that many are doing this. Even for people that still drive to work most days, they at least want to make sure they have options to easily get in town or go to the airport or just avoid traffic.
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:57 AM
 
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We are going to need more Marta stations as the cost of living near the current ones goes beyond reach for many people. Is that in the foreseeable works?
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Old 03-10-2016, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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We are going to need more Marta stations as the cost of living near the current ones goes beyond reach for many people. Is that in the foreseeable works?
Most of the west and south line are affordable.
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:54 AM
 
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People are mentioning the HOA fees as if they are high but the article quotes the HOA fee as being $48 per month. $48 per month for the HOA fee is absolutely nothing.


Edit: I just looked at the actual listing with Coldwell and it listed the "Assoc Fee" as being $580 per month. So, the article has to be WAY off when it quoted $48 per month. $580 would be much more believable and is basically why I don't typically even consider condos as options, as I don't want to pay $400 or $500 per month to maintain a building.


https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/...w/pid_9468098/
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Old 03-10-2016, 10:24 AM
 
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Who says that once you have kids, you cannot live a car-free lifestyle? There are ways to raise kids in an urban setting that allows them to grow up normal.

I don't know, who does say that? I certainly didn't say anything like that.
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