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Old 01-11-2019, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Upper Westside
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Happy to see Howell Mill Rd there.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Happy to see Howell Mill Rd there.
2 of the sitting councilmembers on Transportation Committee live near there.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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The presentation shows that, based on community input—including responses from more than 1,000 people who participated in a survey last month—it’s “loud and clear” that Atlantans want to ensure Renew Atlanta and TSPLOST projects gel with the city’s recently approved transportation plan.
The Atlanta Transportation Plan endeavors to shift the city from its automobile obsession to focus on infrastructure improvements that encourage cycling, walking, and public transit use.
https://atlanta.curbed.com/2019/1/11...plost-projects
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Rewew Atlanta/TSPLOST staff reported the preliminary staff recommendation scenario to Atlanta City Council Transportation Committee.
  • 75% of public input supported Complete Streets scenario.
  • Preliminary staff recommendation is an augmentation of the Complete Streets Scenario; which includes: 26 miles of Complete Streets, 10 miles of multi use trails, 135 miles of roadway resurfacing, 45 miles of Traffic Communication Corridors, 330 Signalized Intersection Improvements.
https://renewatlantabond.com/wp-cont...date-02.13.pdf
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:40 PM
 
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Still too many complete street projects left unfunded. But at least it is improving.
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Still too many complete street projects left unfunded. But at least it is improving.
I don't think the chances will get any better with this funding round.
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:33 PM
 
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I don't think the chances will get any better with this funding round.

True
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:39 AM
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Still too many complete street projects left unfunded. But at least it is improving.
https://reason.org/transportation-ne...sletter-183/#d

"...After adjusting the two sets of data to make them comparable prior to the time when one group adopted Complete Streets, they found that “Complete Streets policy has no effect on house prices, and therefore we are unable to find a positive amenity value from a municipality-level commitment to Complete Streets.” This is mainly because “Complete Streets policy adopters have characteristics that make them much more likely to adopt such policies.” Among those characteristics are larger population size, higher residential density, lower car ownership, greater urbanization, and larger commercial tax base. Complete Streets does not bring about these attributes; they are already there...."

Love the quote in a separate article about transit access to jobs (Atlanta was 32 of the top 50 metros)

"...A related problem with this approach is that all transit is counted the same. Certain types of transit, such as heavy rail and bus rapid transit, are line-haul services; they move riders relatively long distances. Local bus, on the other hand, is more of a local service moving riders short distances. Other services such as streetcars are not about moving people at all. Streetcars are constructed for economic development reasons; they operate at the same speed as walking...."
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Old Today, 05:36 PM
 
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https://reason.org/transportation-ne...sletter-183/#d

"...After adjusting the two sets of data to make them comparable prior to the time when one group adopted Complete Streets, they found that “Complete Streets policy has no effect on house prices, and therefore we are unable to find a positive amenity value from a municipality-level commitment to Complete Streets.” This is mainly because “Complete Streets policy adopters have characteristics that make them much more likely to adopt such policies.” Among those characteristics are larger population size, higher residential density, lower car ownership, greater urbanization, and larger commercial tax base. Complete Streets does not bring about these attributes; they are already there...."

Love the quote in a separate article about transit access to jobs (Atlanta was 32 of the top 50 metros)

"...A related problem with this approach is that all transit is counted the same. Certain types of transit, such as heavy rail and bus rapid transit, are line-haul services; they move riders relatively long distances. Local bus, on the other hand, is more of a local service moving riders short distances. Other services such as streetcars are not about moving people at all. Streetcars are constructed for economic development reasons; they operate at the same speed as walking...."

That is nice they think "complete streets doesn't increase the prices of houses" (and would that even be a good thing if it did?). Nor is that the best way to validate the economic benefits of complete streets. But regardless, economic benefits are not the main reason to do complete streets. Safety and increased people capacity is why we should do complete streets.
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