U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-02-2018, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
22,159 posts, read 16,157,856 times
Reputation: 4894

Advertisements

Under the Broad St plaza and CVS is just parking.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-02-2018, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Vinings
5,940 posts, read 2,908,227 times
Reputation: 3178
Quote:
Originally Posted by cqholt View Post
Under the Broad St plaza and CVS is just parking.
That's where they should put a simple commuter rail station attached to Five Points, just for one line that would go up thru Marietta on the state-owned W&A line.

Sounds like Gwinnett wants to do BRT stuff anyway. I'm not sure an MMPT is needed at this time. Just basically a single station platform.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-02-2018, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
22,159 posts, read 16,157,856 times
Reputation: 4894
Quote:
Originally Posted by primaltech View Post
Anyone know if there is a video like this, that thoroughly explores the sub-viaduct level of the western side of Downtown?

Not just the exposed portion of the Gulch, but that entire large area, underneath the GWCC and the stadiums. There is an entire world going on under there. I've only seen parts of it.

Main 2 reasons I'm interested, is because I would love for streets down there to start to connect more with streets across Northside Dr, and across Marietta St. Sort of re-connect Vine City and the westside, to Downtown.

Other reason is because I really want to map out the possibilities for an MMPT for commuter rail from Cobb. Particularly I'm interested in the area underneath the Broad St Plaza area, directly north of Five Points MARTA. Like what kind of potential space is there, or not there.
Quote:
Originally Posted by primaltech View Post
That's where they should put a simple commuter rail station attached to Five Points, just for one line that would go up thru Marietta on the state-owned W&A line.

Sounds like Gwinnett wants to do BRT stuff anyway. I'm not sure an MMPT is needed at this time. Just basically a single station platform.
Cobb may do BRT stuff as well.
The rail line under the viaducts is single track, won't work for commuter rail station. The existing freight tracks back up to the Five Points Station wall, so connecting a commuter rail platform to Five Points would be a no-go as riders would be crossing the existing tracks.
As you can see, there was an existing platform of some sort between the existing freight tracks and where tracks once existed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-02-2018, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Vinings
5,940 posts, read 2,908,227 times
Reputation: 3178
Maybe in the end the CIM development will be pressured into allowing (not blocking) a commuter rail station, in what is now the exposed, outdoor portion of the gulch. But will soon all be covered.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-03-2018, 11:59 AM
 
2,158 posts, read 1,037,123 times
Reputation: 1646
Is any of the parking in the viaduct free? I'm talking about where the person in the first video entered from...around that section. I see a parking lot in front of it and I know you have to pay to park there but I've always been unsure about where the guy entered.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-03-2018, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
22,159 posts, read 16,157,856 times
Reputation: 4894
Quote:
Originally Posted by DreamerD View Post
Is any of the parking in the viaduct free? I'm talking about where the person in the first video entered from...around that section. I see a parking lot in front of it and I know you have to pay to park there but I've always been unsure about where the guy entered.
The lots under the viaducts are paid lots, there is not such thing as free parking. Even at retail stores, the cost of the parking is included in the price of the products you purchase.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-03-2018, 12:43 PM
 
2,158 posts, read 1,037,123 times
Reputation: 1646
Quote:
Originally Posted by cqholt View Post
The lots under the viaducts are paid lots, there is not such thing as free parking. Even at retail stores, the cost of the parking is included in the price of the products you purchase.
OMG dude. You know what I mean. Same thing in countries where health care is "free" tuition is "free"...of course it's paid for. I drive on highways for free and do a lot of things for "free." Yes, they are all paid for. Geez.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-03-2018, 01:20 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
7,797 posts, read 11,731,309 times
Reputation: 5394
What's crazy to me is how easy it is to get in the viaducts. I once parked in the Red lot, got lost, and end up by the government complex after snaking the through viaducts for about 15 minutes.

It's insane to think that is still possible in a post-9/11 world.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-04-2018, 03:44 AM
 
2,158 posts, read 1,037,123 times
Reputation: 1646
Quote:
Originally Posted by waronxmas View Post
What's crazy to me is how easy it is to get in the viaducts. I once parked in the Red lot, got lost, and end up by the government complex after snaking the through viaducts for about 15 minutes.

It's insane to think that is still possible in a post-9/11 world.
I know some people might not agree but I think it's a beautiful thing it still exists post-9/11.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-04-2018, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
3,443 posts, read 2,820,110 times
Reputation: 2148
Quote:
Originally Posted by waronxmas View Post
What's crazy to me is how easy it is to get in the viaducts. I once parked in the Red lot, got lost, and end up by the government complex after snaking the through viaducts for about 15 minutes.

It's insane to think that is still possible in a post-9/11 world.
I like to think of them as Atlantaís version of alleyways. That kind of thing can happen in any city. There are always less known passageways people could take advantage of. As long as police are familiar with them, Iím okay with it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top