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Old 10-05-2018, 08:03 AM
 
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Great news. LRT needs it's own right of way if it is going to be useful!
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Great news. LRT needs it's own right of way if it is going to be useful!
Which is exactly why BeltLine transit made so much sense for this funding.
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Sounds like a good plan to me!
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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MARTA seeks to work with City of Atlanta in getting Downtown Streetcar in dedicated lanes. This is exactly why MARTA should have been operating the streetcar from day 1. City of Atlanta can't even properly maintain it's public ROW.

https://saportareport.com/marta-to-s...car-expansion/
It isn't going to be an easy refit, but it's certainly needed. Signal priority too.
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:42 AM
 
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I wonder how difficult it may be to get federal matching funds.

https://usa.streetsblog.org/2018/10/...transit-funds/
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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I don't think it will be that hard. Most of the route already occupies one full lane, just make the other side the travel lane in the same direction.
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Close the Edgewood and John Wesley Dobbs freeway ramps as well. GDOT proposed closing some ramps on the Downtown Connector to improve flow on it, now's the perfect time to do both. Downtown car commuters can use Freedom Pkwy interchange to access downtown.
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:58 AM
 
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Close the Edgewood and John Wesley Dobbs freeway ramps as well. GDOT proposed closing some ramps on the Downtown Connector to improve flow on it, now's the perfect time to do both. Downtown car commuters can use Freedom Pkwy interchange to access downtown.
Agreed. It will improve traffic flow & safety on the connector too. Too many ramps too close together results in too much weaving and results in traffic backups.
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Old 10-05-2018, 01:26 PM
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Agreed. It will improve traffic flow & safety on the connector too. Too many ramps too close together results in too much weaving and results in traffic backups.
But on the other hand, too few or too poorly designed ramps (see Spring St.), creates gridlock on downtown streets.

Its a balancing act.
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Old 10-05-2018, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Let's close Pine St ramps as well. Nothing worst than speeding cars coming off the Connector and onto Peachtree St.
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