The deadly mismatch between bus stops & road design in Atlanta

The mere presence of bus stops near destinations doesn’t make a place transit-friendly or walkable — not when streets are deadly for pedestrians. The Atlanta region needs cross-agency cooperation to fix this.  Ramona Devore was killed last week after being hit by two cars. She had just gotten off of a MARTA bus in Alpharetta…

Why does the Atlanta Streetcar keep closing during big events?

City develops tourist/event focused region of downtown. City builds streetcar in downtown, largely focused on tourist transportation. City closes streetcar for most big events for tourists. Why? The city shut down the Atlanta Streetcar during New Year’s Eve in 2017, as it did during some other big events in the last couple of years. And…

Best of Atlanta Urbanism, 2017

These are our favorite advances in good urbanism in the City of Atlanta from 2017. 1. Projects that set a new standard for public engagement MARTA’s public meetings for how to spend the new tax money were really well done. The public meetings and input were handled very well for the Downtown Atlanta Master Plan…