Ben beat me to the punch, and describes Andre quite well. I took several courses with Andre, and I'll add that he is one of those folks you meet and quickly see how grounded in ethics he is. He's not just bright and skilled, he's also a really good person. He knows how to listen and then convince people of the solutions he puts together from hearing all sorts of perspectives. I can't say enough good about him.
"Beware also of bikers, runners and pedestrians — they're everywhere, especially downtown. Many bicyclists are in the road in THEIR bike lanes. Cars aren't allowed in bike lanes, so pay attention."
That's great to see.
The Beltline subarea master plan is quite good for this whole area.
Memorial is much more appropriate in scale for big-box, and Fuqua knows this. Why didn't they buy a chunk of the Parmalat property and propose this development within the existing framework.
This smells like a developer needing to do a deal to keep revenue moving. I hesitate to speculate in that direction, because this logic leads to sticking to the master plan even if it means redeveloping Parmalat piecemeal and getting the same outlot pedestrian nightmare that is ERD.
Funny, but it's the same folks running over the master plan as wanting to make a mass of parking where it's so easy to be run over.
Thanks much for clarifying which piece of the process goes through which office. The piece itself and the polite redirection of Cassie are both some really good writing.
Could I suggest that now's a good time to show some love to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition by joining...?
There's also Atlanta Streets Alive ain't on the list???
"...SUNDAY, MAY 20th on North Highland Avenue from 2pm-6pm.
Two miles of North Highland will be closed to cars but open to feet.
Atlanta Streets Alive takes a valuable public space – our city’s streets – and opens them up for people to play, walk, bike, breathe, and make their own. Atlanta Streets Alive is an event inspired by open streets projects all over the world. The idea originated in Bogotá, Colombia, where neighborhood activists open 70 miles of streets every Sunday for over 800,000 people to bike, skate, or use any human powered means of transportation."
More info at http://www.atlantastreetsalive.com/
My heart goes out to Lenix' and Hightower's families, and to Officer Cooper.
But InAtl is right. This whole "not in a crosswalk" thing is bad logic and bad journalism. In situations like this, I want to know who had the right of way.
A crosswalk does not have to be made of paint. Every intersection has one. Yes, even the 3-way intersections made when Memorial intersects a side street. So, when the police say "not in a crosswalk", are any journalists or DA's asking them whether they know the Code?
There's a good summary of Georgia Code here: http://peds.org/resources/pedestrian_right…
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