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Old 09-19-2017, 11:21 PM
 
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I am okay with this. It will give Peachtree a much improved appearance that is more in keeping with Brookhaven's overall aesthetic. It will also be safer and more efficient.
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:55 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Not making it any safer for cars.
But cars is EVIL! SimCity urbanistas said so!

The median is fine, but the 10'6"-wide lanes are not.
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I am okay with this. It will give Peachtree a much improved appearance that is more in keeping with Brookhaven's overall aesthetic. It will also be safer and more efficient.
This.
That section of Peachtree has been a weak link in the Corridor for some time now, particularly since that dreadful MARTA wall took out the buildings on the south side of the street. A boulevard style remake is a great idea.
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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But cars is EVIL! SimCity urbanistas said so!

The median is fine, but the 10'6"-wide lanes are not.
The 10.5 foot lanes do make things safer for cars, and the data has shown that with other, similar projects on GDOT roads.
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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But cars is EVIL! SimCity urbanistas said so!

The median is fine, but the 10'6"-wide lanes are not.
Can't keep your vehicle under control?
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:07 AM
 
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10.5 foot lanes are plenty wide, especially in an urban setting. Even a large SUV is only about 6.5 feet wide, so a competent driver will have no problem.
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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10.5 foot lanes are plenty wide, especially in an urban setting. Even a large SUV is only about 6.5 feet wide, so a competent driver will have no problem.
Especially if they actually follow the posted speed-limits.

Again, this ain't a freeway. It shouldn't be built like one.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:33 AM
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10.5 foot lanes are plenty wide, especially in an urban setting. Even a large SUV is only about 6.5 feet wide, so a competent driver will have no problem.
A standard 40 foot bus in 10.5 feet wide with mirrors. That leaves no space.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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A standard 40 foot bus in 10.5 feet wide with mirrors. That leaves no space.
Where are you getting your specs from? MARTA uses New Flyer Xcelsior buses on most routes, specs: https://www.newflyer.com/index.php?o...d=2&Itemid=167
Current width is 102" or 8.5'
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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A standard 40 foot bus in 10.5 feet wide with mirrors. That leaves no space.
MARTA's Xn40 buses are only 8.5 feet wide, and they seem to run just fine in narrow lanes like on Ponce.
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