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Old 10-04-2016, 02:05 PM
 
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Even more importantly, perhaps, I'm not locked in. Say a customer wants to meet on a job site or at their office. in that case you could use a personal vehicle or UBEr What if I want to run some errands on the way home? Uber, Instacart, or run errands at work or after arriving at the station. Of course if we built TODs at all future rail stations, where amenities like retail, grocery, etc. would be concentrated then it would work out great. Suppose I've got some bulky items to haul or other people who need to be picked up? ZipVan, hire movers, or buy a friend with a truck some beer. What if I get sick, Organizations like Georgia Commute Options have programs like Guaranteed Ride Home, where they will pay for a taxi or Uber. decide to tour another part of the city How likely is this to happen?, unexpectedly run into a friend who wants to meet somewhere Arrange for them to meet close to work or a location that is convenient to transit. Many of the large employment centers served by transit have options., or am fired and ordered to leave the premises? This happened to me, I gathered my things, put them in my bag and rode my bike back to MARTA. Or just put them in a box and have them mail it to you. Maybe I just want some peace and quiet and time alone to think. Relaxing on a train or bus, with headphones on is a great way to have PEACE and quiet. You sure won't get much PEACE in Atlanta traffic.
Those are pretty complicated solutions, cq. Wouldn't it be a whole lot easier to come and go on your own schedule?

As to touring, I do it all the time. Checking out other parts of the ATL, especially at this time of year, is one of my favorite things. Settle into a nice vehicle, let the windows down, put on some nice tunes and go anywhere you want to go. That is deluxe, in my opinion.
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Old 10-04-2016, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Duluth, GA
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Settle into a nice vehicle, let the windows down, put on some nice tunes and go anywhere you want to go. That is deluxe, in my opinion.
I thought this was a matter of survival instinct.
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Old 10-04-2016, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I thought this was a matter of survival instinct.
After hitting up Olive Garden, rolling down the windows may be a life saving move.
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Old 10-04-2016, 02:30 PM
 
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I thought this was a matter of survival instinct.
The basic desire for freedom of movement and exploration may well come from that.

I love to go out knocking around and taking in whatever the road brings my way. I assumed that was fairly common but maybe it is just me.

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Old 10-04-2016, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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After hitting up Olive Garden, rolling down the windows may be a life saving move.
That's hilarious!
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Old 10-04-2016, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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The basic desire for freedom of movement and exploration may well come from that.

I love to go out knocking around and taking in whatever the road brings my way. I assumed that was fairly common but maybe it is just me.

It's because we're old, arjay, I'm afraid to say. Sunday afternoon car rides were a thing of my childhood with mom and dad. They've become a thing of my adulthood now I'm in my seniors. My children think it's boring, but they'll get there one day, too! Nothing like a country road on a Sunday afternoon, I say.
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Old 10-04-2016, 03:07 PM
 
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It's because we're old, arjay, I'm afraid to say. Sunday afternoon car rides were a thing of my childhood with mom and dad. They've become a thing of my adulthood now I'm in my seniors. My children think it's boring, but they'll get there one day, too! Nothing like a country road on a Sunday afternoon, I say.
I guess you are right, Ansley.

Back in the day people loved the open road and wrote books and even made movies about it.

Sounds like today's young folk would rather go for a ride on the streetcar with their headphones in.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S33abzXQfkc
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:02 PM
 
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Strolling down the Beltline is more my cup of tea than sitting in traffic on 285. But to each his own.
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Strolling down the Beltline is more my cup of tea than sitting in traffic on 285. But to each his own.
The beltline is neither heated, nor air conditioned. Nor are MARTA platforms and bus stops.
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Old 10-04-2016, 08:14 PM
 
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The beltline is neither heated, nor air conditioned. Nor are MARTA platforms and bus stops.
That is correct. There are many places in the world without HVAC that I find more enjoyable than places with HVAC. Sometimes you just need to get outside and see the world.
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