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…

Dekalb Avenue Needs a Fix that Reflects the Changing Urbanism of Atlanta

This is a major connective street in the city with 11 neighborhoods and 6 MARTA stations along its length. Making it safer and more inviting for pedestrians and cyclists is essential, even if that means reducing the amount of space devoted to car commuters.  Posted on November 22, 2016 by Darin Givens [ATL Urbanist] A few…