Parking Meters in Commercial Districts

The City of Atlanta has proposed installing parking meters along the bustling commercial district along Highland and Lake Avenue in Inman Park. Not unexpectedly, some business owners are concerned that charging for parking will deter people from coming (by car) to the district and their businesses will suffer from lost revenue. But, if done properly…

It’s Still Negro Removal

Posted on Dec. 11, 2016 by Matthew Garbett James Baldwin once referred to urban renewal as “negro removal.” And nowhere was this more evident than in Atlanta. Entire African-American communities, from Summerhill to Buttermilk Bottoms to Lightning, were displaced for stadiums, civic centers, and highways. Even public transportation got in on the act. Once a thriving,…

All Hands on Deck

It’s not that MARTA doesn’t go anywhere, it’s that we haven’t built anywhere worth going to around MARTA. Published on Oct. 28, 2016 by Matthew Garbett There’s a good piece in StreetsBlog about the benefits to transit in Atlanta if the MARTA expansion tax passes. These include doubling bus frequencies, 30 miles of light rail,…