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Old 11-18-2013, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Home of the Braves
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Honestly, I think in this case the walk score is pretty laughable. Windy Ridge and Cobb Pkwy are nicer areas and I think that that is why they got a higher score. The area around Turner field is actually more walkable IMO due to the layout of the area. I don't even see how the Cobb portion could score higher on walkability. It more than likely has to do with retail in the area. To cross the street on Cobb Pkwy is a major undertaking in that area. It is like crossing a freeway and very dangerous.
As far as I know, walk scores are all distance based. So the reason Turner Field scores a pathetic 38 is that there simply isn't anything nearby you'd want to walk to. In that area of Cumberland, there's a lot more retail and dining to walk to, but you're absolutely right that the streetscape isn't especially inviting to pedestrians. On the bright side, streetscape improvements are low-hanging fruit. You can make big strides with a relatively modest investment. It's much more difficult to bring destinations (walking or otherwise) to an area without the income to support it.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:15 PM
 
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As far as I know, walk scores are all distance based. So the reason Turner Field scores a pathetic 38 is that there simply isn't anything nearby you'd want to walk to. In that area of Cumberland, there's a lot more retail and dining to walk to, but you're absolutely right that the streetscape isn't especially inviting to pedestrians. On the bright side, streetscape improvements are low-hanging fruit. You can make big strides with a relatively modest investment. It's much more difficult to bring destinations (walking or otherwise) to an area without the income to support it.
It's also very spread out with massive roads cutting through it and large stretches of parking lots. As is, you'll always be hopping into your car to go somewhere nearby. It would be an interesting challenge for city planners to make it an inviting walkable area. Cobb Energy is nearby but not easily accessible although how many people want to catch a show after the game?

This might be one of the few cases where a monorail makes sense.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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This might be one of the few cases where a monorail makes sense.
Nah, that's more of a Shelbyville idea.
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:14 PM
 
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Monorail is actually a brilliant idea. Similar to Disney world, you could have parking areas spread out over a few mile radius to help divert traffic away from the troubled spots. Then rail the fans into the stadium. Everyone is happy.
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:42 PM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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Nah, that's more of a Shelbyville idea.
Those guys in North Haverbrook would like to have a word with you.
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Im confused, am I missing something? Why isn't every team analyzed. Seems like a lot of teams and cities are missing here.
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:48 PM
 
Location: In your feelings
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monorail
No rail for Cobb. They might be interested if you find a way to make it use tires and gas.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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No rail for Cobb. They might be interested if you find a way to make it use tires and gas.
I believe the Disney monorail does use tires and gas.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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No, the Disney Monorail still uses a 600V bus rail along the guideway. But no reason you couldn't make one diesel-powered, Disney does have a diesel tug for towing operations.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:19 PM
 
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it wouldn't necessarily have to be a monorail. The Maglev idea would work too. im not too familiar with that area, however, so im not sure where you put offsite parking lots.
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