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Old 03-31-2009, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Sarasota
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You two are too funny.....think you could compromise?

How bout .. say roughly 4 hrs.... give or take an hour

Can you live with that, I think the OP will understand
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:57 AM
 
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Gladly. :0

Very early in my driving career I had a car with a mechanical defect and in an instant something broke, this was before seatbelts and the passengers sustained back injuries. So--I tend to drive more slowly.
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Old 03-31-2009, 06:31 PM
 
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Having an accident a long I 16 (that long lonely stretch of highway that runs from Macon to Savannah) and seeing how long it takes for emergency help to arrive will also make you slow down on that road.
Haven't been in one , thank goodness ,but was a witness to a few and it is a long. long wait !
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: East Cobb
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Maybe this debate is too stupid to get sucked into, but I've been on several road trips to Savannah and they were much longer than 3 hours. Husband and I are average drivers I would say, speed-wise. We might do 5mph over the limit on a clear road.

So, I went to both mapquest and google maps, I looked up the CDC "Corporate Square" address and I requested directions from there to Tybee Island, GA. That seems like a fair approach to getting relevant information for the OP. Google maps says 4 hours 24 minutes; Mapquest says 4 hours 32 minutes. In my experience, it's rare to beat the map programs' estimates, which tend to assume optimal conditions and no stops for gas, snacks, restroom etc. TakeAHike has the truth on her side in this dispute, I say.

AtlantaATL provided an estimate of 3 hours 50 minutes from downtown Atlanta to downtown Savannah and claimed that supported his figure of 3 hours. Uh... 3 hours 50 minutes is very nearly 4 hours, and Atlanta to Savannah is not the full trip.
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:52 PM
 
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It is odd. The coast is 'not that far away' yet far enough that I would prefer several days/a week for a visit. That's just me. Around town I allow '30 minutes' for trips that would seemingly take much less than that.

The 'real' problem is that the OP probably thinks public transportation is more advanced here and there really is no way to explain how/why we are dependent on cars. There are 4 or 5 apt complexes near Corporate Square which is a commercial area and likely to become more commercial. You cannot really walk down Clairmont Rd. but all of this has been said before.
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:52 AM
 
Location: East Cobb
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It is odd. The coast is 'not that far away' yet far enough that I would prefer several days/a week for a visit. That's just me. Around town I allow '30 minutes' for trips that would seemingly take much less than that.

The 'real' problem is that the OP probably thinks public transportation is more advanced here and there really is no way to explain how/why we are dependent on cars. There are 4 or 5 apt complexes near Corporate Square which is a commercial area and likely to become more commercial. You cannot really walk down Clairmont Rd. but all of this has been said before.
I'm with you on both points. Having lived almost my entire life in places where the ocean was in view as one went about daily activities, I don't consider Atlanta to be "near" any beaches. Tybee Island is 4 to 5 hours away by road (shall we say). That's too far to pop down there and back within a day, and it's a lot of driving for a weekend getaway.

And yes, the OP's post lends the impression that a two-year stay in metro Atlanta, working at I-85 and Clairmont, without a car is under consideration. That's just not practical. Atlanta is not a good fit for a person bent on a "green" lifestyle at present.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:21 AM
 
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I'm still rather 'anxious' about the MARTA news yesterday--not to mention the other news. Whatever it takes, I hope they can keep MARTA running.
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Old 04-03-2009, 07:51 PM
 
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Thank you 'TakeAhike' and 'atlantaATL' I might need to take the drive myself and see who was right! but then again it'll probably take me twice as long driving on the wrong side of the road. Not sure if you know but we drive on the opposite side and hence my enthusiasm for walking/training/busing it to work in Atlanta rather than driving. I think I will be too busy enjoying getting to know Atlanta rather than miss the ocean. Again, thank you for the information.
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:18 PM
 
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I'm still rather 'anxious' about the MARTA news yesterday--not to mention the other news. Whatever it takes, I hope they can keep MARTA running.
Please tell me more.
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:13 PM
 
Location: East Cobb
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Thank you 'TakeAhike' and 'atlantaATL' I might need to take the drive myself and see who was right! but then again it'll probably take me twice as long driving on the wrong side of the road. Not sure if you know but we drive on the opposite side and hence my enthusiasm for walking/training/busing it to work in Atlanta rather than driving. I think I will be too busy enjoying getting to know Atlanta rather than miss the ocean. Again, thank you for the information.
Getting used to driving on the other side is not so bad, patagonia, although Atlanta traffic is pretty nerve-wracking on the freeways. I think you'll find you can't manage here without a car, but you'll work that out for yourself, no doubt. Enjoy your stay!
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