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Old 09-20-2017, 08:50 AM
 
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My 20-story office tower in Buckhead has a 9-story separate parking deck, and it's usually utilized at near full capacity during the work week. If you get in late you have to park on the roof.
This is why I think this is not about lessening traffic and instead about freeing up more land for developers.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:27 AM
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So just stop building?
I'm still wondering if that is what these reps want (or limit, not stop). I know its an issue with Emory and Druid Hills.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:01 AM
 
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I am glad they are also addressing the issue of delivery trucks. I have seen them stopped at the curb on Peachtree during rush hour. That is totally dumb.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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This is why I think this is not about lessening traffic and instead about freeing up more land for developers.
The horror.
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:27 PM
 
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Wait, wait, wait....

So, you're AGAINST government telling developers they HAVE to build a certain number of spots......but FOR government telling them they CAN'T build as many as they want????

I'm confused.

Either pick wanting government out of it entirely, or government being able to dictate how many parking spots are built. Stop trying to have it both ways to please you.
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Wait, wait, wait....

So, you're AGAINST government telling developers they HAVE to build a certain number of spots......but FOR government telling them they CAN'T build as many as they want????

I'm confused.

Either pick wanting government out of it entirely, or government being able to dictate how many parking spots are built. Stop trying to have it both ways to please you.
We don't have to, we can choice what we want our local zoning ordinances to be.
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Old 09-20-2017, 04:27 PM
 
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The horror.
Giving developers more buildable area and allowing them to not provide parking will be a disaster for the area if the workers continue to drive in. It will either choke the area and stop the positive growth or the property owners will have enough pull to get the city to pay for more parking.

The solution is to remove all free or subsidized parking. Force developments to charge the user for parking instead of bundling it in the rent.
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Old 09-20-2017, 04:31 PM
 
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How about not forcing anybody to do anything and letting the developers do what the free market demands?
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Old 09-20-2017, 04:34 PM
 
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How about not forcing anybody to do anything and letting the developers do what the free market demands?
This works as long as they don't off load the coast of providing parking or if the tenants create more traffic while they drive around looking for a spot.
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:07 PM
 
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I am glad they are also addressing the issue of delivery trucks. I have seen them stopped at the curb on Peachtree during rush hour. That is totally dumb.
I know I'm following up on my own post, but I think this is a seriously under-appreciated issue.

Even one delivery truck stopped at the curb for 10 minutes during rush hour effectively negates millions of dollars in infrastructure improvement.

They not only take away that lane of travel, but the effect multiplies. You have people cutting over, slowing down, having fender benders, etc. Buses are also slowed down.

And this happens every time and every day that such a stop is made.
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