Someone should put up a mural on the "ice bridge" that straddles the line between Old Fourth Ward and Inman Park. That is, the big concrete structure where Freedom Parkway crosses the Beltline. We'd kill to have a mural as interesting as Roti's on what's just a big, blank wall right now. The wall faces the Beltline, too. Let's do it!
Regarding the proposed Beltline police squad ...
There have been "no trespassing" signs on this project for the last two years. Which is how long it's taken to build — nay, build, tear down, rebuild, tear down, take days off, build — this overgrown sidewalk, albeit a wonderful and transformative thing.
I've lived all over the world, and have no plans of leaving -- and my condo has, gasp, gained value. Quality of life is extremely high, the people genuinely warm, the sense of positive change intown palpable. The progressives in the city need to revolt and take Atlanta to the next level. Bike lines, light rail, more creative reuse of old buildings, connectivity. It's the only hope to make this town world-class, which it truly could be, if it could quit punching itself in the face.
My friend from Gwinnett toured this park and general area a few weeks ago. He gushed. About the Old Fourth Ward, in Atlanta. Unreal. Now they just need better connectivity from the park to the Beltline. As is, you must take a circuitous route through a neighborhood via the skate park, which is also a fabulous addition. Can't climb that hill anymore.
The city of Atlanta has developed the reputation of a city that has choked on itself (read: its car-driving denizens). My friends and associates across the country envy the climate and general topographic beauty of the place, but universally they tell me they could never deal with the traffic. I believe the mayor when he says that's what he's railing against.
What a fantastic experience. This needs to happen on Highland Ave. on a monthly basis this summer. And elsewhere. I'll gladly donate a little to help next time with paying for barricade rental and whatnot. Awesome concept, vibe.
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