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Old Today, 07:29 PM
 
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That is the neighborhood where I grew up. ART will be good for there. Current buses are far to infrequent to use.

Remember, ART is just more frequent bus service, and upgraded stops. It is not adding a lane.
I know, and I agree it will be an improvement. Was being a little tongue in cheek there.

Lavista is an ideal corridor except for the actual road itself. It runs from Lindbergh (the best MARTA station), to Downtown Tucker, via Northlake Mall, and interesects with some major roads and I-285.

Would just be ideal to have another lane on that arterial, and a bus-only system or even a streetcar/light rail running in the median would be amazing for that corridor.
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Old Today, 07:30 PM
 
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Another option that needs a more serious look (really in the whole metro) is commuter rail. The CSX line could be great at picking up commuters off I-20 in the SE DeKalb then connecting them with Stone Mountain, Clarkston before following the MARTA East line into the city center. Maybe even work in a partnership to get it extended out to Rockdale and Covington.

Pair that with BRT to serve the folks directly along I-20 and you have some great options for folks in DeKalb.


Dekalb sees the HRT as a seed for new development not as a commuter option. I'm not saying your plan is bad, I'm just pointing out that this is about development not traffic.
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Old Today, 08:09 PM
 
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I know, and I agree it will be an improvement. Was being a little tongue in cheek there.

Lavista is an ideal corridor except for the actual road itself. It runs from Lindbergh (the best MARTA station), to Downtown Tucker, via Northlake Mall, and interesects with some major roads and I-285.

Would just be ideal to have another lane on that arterial, and a bus-only system or even a streetcar/light rail running in the median would be amazing for that corridor.
ART is a good next step. Any major changes on the road beyond that at this point will trigger major controversy. But they should upzone that area to allow at least missing middle level of density for people to have access to the route. The next incriminate of both transit and density can be revisited in a decade or two after that all settles in.
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Old Today, 08:11 PM
 
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Dekalb sees the HRT as a seed for new development not as a commuter option. I'm not saying your plan is bad, I'm just pointing out that this is about development not traffic.
Yeah, and it will bring some. But not enough to justify the costs not the loss of other more practical and comprehensive transit options that money could go towards.
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