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Old 12-19-2008, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by MsTia View Post
From what I gather from brief visits:
Some Palm trees or a little more tropical landscape among all the trees or more a variety of them.
More Parks
Man made beach like the have in Phoenix.
I heard that one can visit the Sea Islands? for beaches?
oh yeah more sidewalks. Many elderly people complain about this
Better transportation.
There was a recent discussion on palm trees and I believe someone mentioned there are palm trees near Piedmont Rd, possibly Miami Circle.

There are varieties of palm trees that will grow here but the climate may not be conducive to tropical landscaping.

There are a number of lakes in GA and some very nice recreation areas, FWIW.

Yes--you can visit Sea Island--and the Golden Isles--the Atlantic coast with barrier islands including Tybee Island, Savannah, GA; Jekyll Island, St. Simon's Island, St. Mary's, Cumberland Island and Sea Island.
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:25 AM
Location: Atlanta
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Originally Posted by travelingtrainer View Post
Uh. No. The problem is Atlanta's failure to match population growth with infrastructure growth.
I would reword that to say the problem is Atlanta's failure to provide infrastructure for the CURRENT populations 30 YEARS AGO.

Jesus Christ people, you need to stop letting people move here, you're digging your own grave.

This ain't LA, BS, doesn't even come close, LA has a much better highway/streets system.

Atlanta will always be second rate LA, now that's pretty sad.
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:46 AM
Location: ATL
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- more rail options
- 4am last call
- more museums
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by coolyfett View Post
I was thinking the same thing when I moved here. A few man-made lakes with some local attractions surrounding it.

Originally Posted by aries4118 View Post
One more...

-A media corridor stretching from Five Points up along Marietta Street to the vicinity of CNN Center. The Weather Channel, the various Turner Channels, and other cable channels would relocate there. They would have visible studios and big screens displaying the channels...24-hours a day. CNN would embrace its "Atlanta-ness" more.
Yep. Create neon and flashy billboards and have areas where tourists can congregate and shop. Or build a Rockerfeller Plaza-type of structure, but centered more around the news channels.

Originally Posted by atlantagreg30127 View Post
What I'd like to see in Atlanta...

1) I'd like to see strict enforcement of the anti-panhandling laws downtown.

2) I'd like to see a man-made "river", similar to Riverwalk in San Antonio, lined with restaurants and attractions.

3) Commuter rail to the suburbs with AM, mid-day, and PM service.

4) A ban of anyone from the Bravo network ever being allowed to film another season of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" here ever again.

5) A "fresh seafood" restaurant next to the Georgia Aquarium, just to freak out the tourists.
I agree with everything you posted, expect about the Real Housewives. If anything, we should have MORE shows centered around Atlanta. Maybe not so much around the bafoonery-type shows.... lol

Originally Posted by wxjay View Post
Atlanta needs well-defined, close-knit neighborhoods of different cultures. Chinatown, Little Italy, a German area, etc. Right now, these areas are WAY TOO FAR out. They need to be concentrated in the downtown/Midtown/Buckhead area and serviced by MARTA.
Maybe not around Buckhead, but a few of these would be fun. Maybe not an entire community but instead build tourist attractions that have restaurants and other type of ethic tourist things to do.
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:02 AM
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Originally Posted by blondandfun View Post
Jesus Christ people, you need to stop letting people move here, you're digging your own grave.
How would you propose that should be done? At gunpoint?
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by rcsteiner View Post
How would you propose that should be done? At gunpoint?
There isn't a city anywhere that limits people from moving in...there are many cities where people don't want to move, but no city stops new residents from relocating.
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:06 AM
Location: New Orleans
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I'm okay with the idea of the interstates going underground or a double decker. Folks with cars that live in the burbs and work in the city will drive no matter what..unless in 2039 all the freeways are gridlocked lol!

Plant more trees like yesterday.
Clean up downtown.
Drink alcohol on Sundays
24hr downtown/midtown/buckhead? like a (world class city)
Synchronize Red Lights (all metro atlanta)
Repave-Redo all metro streets, streetmarkings
Street Lamps (all metro)

Can't think of anything else right now
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