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Old 03-30-2020, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Macon, Georgia
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This is excellent.
https://atlanta.curbed.com/2020/3/30...lti-use-trails
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Old 03-30-2020, 01:06 PM
 
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I would still rather them cancel those lanes. Those images look terrible for the ramps at Spaghetti Junction.
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:44 PM
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Trails within sight and sound and smell of a major interstate is just super.

Just because there is a lot of money being spent on the project, doesn't mean you should put anything in that ROW.
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Old 03-31-2020, 04:24 PM
 
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Trails within sight and sound and smell of a major interstate is just super.

Just because there is a lot of money being spent on the project, doesn't mean you should put anything in that ROW.
Not as crazy as it might sound, Austin did something similar on the southern section of 45 and its bike trail is frequently used, but... it should also be noted that 45 was majorly neutered to basically a 2 lane each way divided highway without access roads with exits to contend with massive political backlash upon environmental impacts, so the road tends to blend better with nature and bike paths than most roads in TX do.

In this instance though it would be sorely out of place.
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Old 03-31-2020, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Anything involving nature and trees and landscaping should be a part of this uglification of our freeways.

GDOT's decision makers must all be natives and fly everywhere on vacation.

They certainly doesn't drive through other states enough to realize the better execution practiced by other states' DOTs.

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Old 03-31-2020, 06:12 PM
 
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Anything involving nature and trees and landscaping should be a part of this uglification of our freeways.

GDOT's decision makers must all be natives and fly everywhere on vacation.

They certainly doesn't drive through other states enough to realize the better execution practiced by other states' DOTs.

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I give up.
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Old 03-31-2020, 07:20 PM
 
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Trails within sight and sound and smell of a major interstate is just super.

Just because there is a lot of money being spent on the project, doesn't mean you should put anything in that ROW.
I think it can be done. Look at the Bob Callan Trail at 285 and 75 in Cobb. Or the South Fork Conservancy trails along 85. Or PATH 400.
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