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Old 09-10-2018, 04:27 PM
 
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A lot safer than roads for sure.

Light rail through pedestrian areas is not some wild experiment Atlanta is the first to try.
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:05 PM
 
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It does make me wonder how many pedestrians and cyclists will get hit by the train passing close to such a busy trail and without a barrier. Its a different mentality than a downtown street with sidewalks.
From the image that cq posted, there's almost 10 feet of open space between the trail and the edge of a rail car. If you wander across ten feet and get hit by a train, that's on you. Just as it's on you if you wander out into the middle of a road into the path of an oncoming vehicle, not at a crosswalk, and get hit.

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How will trail and rail fit in the corridor?
58' of ROW seems rather large. That's larger than a 4-lane, center-median road. Seems odd to allot 30' of width to fixed guideway rail cars.
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:32 PM
 
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:36 PM
 
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It does make me wonder how many pedestrians and cyclists will get hit by the train passing close to such a busy trail and without a barrier. Its a different mentality than a downtown street with sidewalks.
https://www.google.com/search?q=ligh...w=1024&bih=672
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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A lot safer than roads for sure.

Light rail through pedestrian areas is not some wild experiment Atlanta is the first to try.
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Thank you! It baffles me how many people think this is strange or wouldn't work when there are multiple examples of it all over the world. It's not like we're going to have freight and high speed trains barreling down the beltline next to pedestrians.

These same people who keep bringing up this "concern" are the same ones who want to keep speed limits as high as possible on all roads while pedestrians tremble in fear just inches away.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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Is the street car back up and running after the power pole accident this morning?
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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Never mind. Just received a notification that it’s back online.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Is the street car back up and running after the power pole accident this morning?
What does that have to do with the thread or you just trying to throw shade on the streetcar?
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Old 09-11-2018, 11:41 AM
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How many have gotten hit by the downtown streetcar? Why do you think peds and cyclists would wonder onto the tracks?
Houston has had quite a few accidents with its light rail and several killed. And its in the street, not beside a trail. Cyclists and cars have wandered onto the tracks.
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Old 09-11-2018, 11:43 AM
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From the image that cq posted, there's almost 10 feet of open space between the trail and the edge of a rail car. If you wander across ten feet and get hit by a train, that's on you. Just as it's on you if you wander out into the middle of a road into the path of an oncoming vehicle, not at a crosswalk, and get hit.



58' of ROW seems rather large. That's larger than a 4-lane, center-median road. Seems odd to allot 30' of width to fixed guideway rail cars.
The idea is that the beltline is to "connect" neighborhoods. So there will be a lot of people crossing the rail line to get to the trail.
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