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Old 09-10-2019, 05:21 PM
 
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Looks like Emory is balking at spending money for bike, pedestrian and transit improvements at its gigantic new Brookhaven campus.

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In an interview Thursday, Brookhaven City Manager Christian Sigman said he does not think it is “out of the norm at all to ask a development — public, private or higher education — to install the infrastructure that is needed to support their development.

”Emory, he added, is “not an island, and they’re not building an island.”

Read more....https://www.ajc.com/news/local/emory...BnIlaPbsWJzK/#
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:57 PM
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Looks like Emory is balking at spending money for bike, pedestrian and transit improvements at its gigantic new Brookhaven campus.
Sounds like a colossal waste of money. Two pedestrian bridges over I-85? Who would cross there?

Transit center may make some sense, but not the bridges.
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:37 PM
 
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They should also require Emory to widen N Druid all the way to US-78 and Clifton and Briarcliff roads to ensure access from Emory main campus as well as people from Gwinnett coming down 78.
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:04 PM
 
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They should also require Emory to widen N Druid all the way to US-78 and Clifton and Briarcliff roads to ensure access from Emory main campus as well as people from Gwinnett coming down 78.
North Druid Hills is one of the worst bottlenecks in the entire ATL.
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:32 PM
 
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They should also require Emory to widen N Druid all the way to US-78 and Clifton and Briarcliff roads to ensure access from Emory main campus as well as people from Gwinnett coming down 78.


Nah, they should require Emory to restripe all those roads so there's only two narrow traffic lanes and stripe the rest of the pavement for e-scooters and bikes. So, if there are any complaints, Brookhaven can blame Emory. As for the Interstate, I think ADA compliant zip lines would be a better way to cross than bridges.
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:47 AM
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They should also require Emory to widen N Druid all the way to US-78 and Clifton and Briarcliff roads to ensure access from Emory main campus as well as people from Gwinnett coming down 78.
One thing that is supposed to be done is completing a road under 85. Don't remember if it was going to be Cliff Valley or Briarwood.
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:05 AM
 
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He also recommended that Emory work out a separate deal to install the transit center, which would serve any future MARTA bus rapid transit system in the area.

What BRT? Buford Hwy BRT? Even in DeKalb's wildest dreams, N. Druid Hills was only supposed to get ART service...
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:41 AM
 
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Brookhaven deserves credit for squarely putting the issue on the table to require developer/corporate investment in transit and pedestrian infrastructure. There's no reason to put the burden for this multi-billion dollar project on the Little Man.
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:19 PM
 
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:28 PM
 
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Brookhaven deserves credit for squarely putting the issue on the table to require developer/corporate investment in transit and pedestrian infrastructure. There's no reason to put the burden for this multi-billion dollar project on the Little Man.
Arjay, are you aware of these great things called taxes? Which are paid in higher ratios to costs of supporting infrastructure by more dense development than sprawl?

You know, things which are to be collected from everyone to be spent on things that benefit everyone, like supporting infrastructure? Like supporting infrastructure that isn't, in anyway, isolated to specific developments?

Requesting that Emory solely pay for the costs of infrastructure that serves the city & area as a whole is pushing things a bit far, particularly when the Emory development is likely to far better feed the city's tax coffers for dollars spent on supporting infrastructure than those vast stretches of low-density homes. In fact, by directly targeting denser development to pay for things that the city as a whole should be paying for, you're ultimately disincentivizing more fiscally sustainable development in favor of less sustainable.
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