Is Atlanta becoming a top biking city? Maybe something even better?

There were 1.87 million users of the Eastside Trail in 2017 according to the annual report of the Atlanta Beltline. When I visit the trail and see these throngs of people walking and riding bikes, my first thought is always, “how wonderful that so many Atlantans are into active transportation!” Which is then followed quickly by: “how…

Don’t let the BeltLine vision grow dim on Bill Kennedy Way

Thirteen years ago, my wife and I moved to Glenwood Park. We loved the community feel, the village scale density of 18-20 units per acre and the ability to walk to nearby commercial amenities that would surely come. We’ve watched the neighborhood fill up and turn over as young singles moved in, had children and…

Gulch plans knock passenger rail off track

Grand plans are moving forward for Downtown Atlanta’s Gulch, a tangle of railroad tracks and parking lots that has long been a gap in the city’s urban fabric. A proposal by Los Angeles-based CIM Group calls for a massive development to include 10 million square feet of office and retail alongside thousands of new apartments…

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…