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Old 08-03-2017, 10:11 PM
 
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I can tell you how it hasn't changed - no new freeways.

In fact, no new freeways I am aware of since 1997 when I moved away - despite the metro population DOUBLING from 2.8 to 5.7 million.

Have fun with your LA-style traffic, masochists. But yeah, keep lauding the booming industries that no one can physically get to.
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:18 PM
 
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I can tell you how it hasn't changed - no new freeways.

In fact, no new freeways I am aware of since 1997 when I moved away - despite the metro population DOUBLING from 2.8 to 5.7 million.

Have fun with your LA-style traffic, masochists. But yeah, keep lauding the booming industries that no one can physically get to.
Atlanta has more lane-miles of freeway per capita than most everywhere in the world. A lot of larger cities than Atlanta don't have any freeways cutting through the core. Lack of freeways is not the problem. In fact, if you notice the new areas of Atlanta that are really prospering are all near existing or planned transit lines, not necessarily freeways. In fact if we had built planned freeways like 475 we would not have the Beltline area as we know as it would have cut right though the area.

But, yeah, agree that those that tie themselves to car-dependency in Atlanta are masochists. Atlanta is much better enjoyed without owning a car.
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:40 AM
 
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Atlanta is much better enjoyed without owning a car.
LOL!!!!!!!!

You had me until then. Now I just think you're insane.
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Old 08-04-2017, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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LOL!!!!!!!!

You had me until then. Now I just think you're insane.
Maybe that's just his truth.
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Old 08-04-2017, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I can tell you how it hasn't changed - no new freeways.

In fact, no new freeways I am aware of since 1997 when I moved away - despite the metro population DOUBLING from 2.8 to 5.7 million.

Have fun with your LA-style traffic, masochists. But yeah, keep lauding the booming industries that no one can physically get to.
Not living here for 20 years must give you uncanny insight into the subject.
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Old 08-04-2017, 05:30 AM
 
Location: In the hot spot!
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Not living here for 20 years must give you uncanny insight into the subject.
Hahahaha!
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:07 AM
 
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Wow! I remember before we left there seemed to be gentrification occurring along Moreland Ave, as we would go to the Drive In (is that still there?), so that area is being developed? I know in visiting friends in Gwinnett and Fayette counties, I noticed more suburb/exurb development. As for the roads, I was shocked (and a little nervous at first) and how many lanes there were on the freeway. And even though I felt like the areas were more congested with folks (which could be a result of me currently living in a smaller city) I didn't feel like the traffic was any worst on the freeways. I mainly had issues when I was taking surface streets.
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:08 AM
 
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I can tell you how it hasn't changed - no new freeways.

In fact, no new freeways I am aware of since 1997 when I moved away - despite the metro population DOUBLING from 2.8 to 5.7 million.

Have fun with your LA-style traffic, masochists. But yeah, keep lauding the booming industries that no one can physically get to.
Good idea, lets change the topic to traffic because we don't have enough threads about that.
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:43 PM
 
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Georgia now No. 1 in feature film productions
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Georgia film and TV spending soars
Georgia film and TV spending soars | KFTV News
THIS.

Georgia's Atlanta-centered and Atlanta-anchored television and film production scene has grown to become the second-largest on the entire planet behind only California.

The stunning ascension and explosion of Georgia's television and film production scene to a level that appears to potentially be seriously challenging TV/Film production industry leader California is one of the great ongoing economic development stories of the 21st Century for Atlanta and Georgia.
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:12 PM
 
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HOT Lanes (Toll Lanes) on I-75 between McDonough and Stockbridge. They're also building them currently between Smyrna and Canton / Woodstock.

I-85 HOT lane expanding to Mall of GA (I'm actually in dis-favor of this. they need to add an extra lane to that stretch horrifically so bad.)

GA-400 / I-285 junction re-make landscaping under-way.
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