Should be "unopposed."
I'm confused by Cassie's post. There isn't a contested city council race in Candler Park -- Hall is running unpolished -- so if Candler Park is anti-Reed, why would Reed fix it so Candler Park residents would vote in an actual contested race?
If Saxguy is correct, then I apologize. I missed the parade this year but attended the festival, and of course there were all the different looks you could imagine, from the way-out-there to the mundane. I suspect the photos reflect the most outrageous of the attendees; after all, the more fabulous and colorful the subject, the more interesting the photo.
Boo to Jvoice. We are way past the day when anyone -- gay or straight -- has to hide their true selves just to conform to what others think they should be. And the proud, happy, joyous men and women in these pictures especially should not feel the need to worry about offending people on the day they celebrate their freedom.
I've not noticed extra congestion when I've driven the route, but I admit I haven't been there in the morning when the bulk of the traffic is headed west and students and parents are trying to get to Grady High.
But I wonder if the solution to time-specific bottlenecks like this isn't to have a police officer direct traffic. Unlike a traffic light, a cop can see when a lane is getting backed up and allow the one car holding up everyone else to turn, and generally keep things running more smoothly. I know there's a good-sized cost associated with paying a cop to stand there for an hour, but all over this city office buildings and even fast food places hire cops to keep traffic moving for their tenants/customers. I think it's a great solution when the problem is a specific choke point rather than just volume.
@Joe, I think the problem with that plan is you need the two eastbound lanes to accommodate those turning each way onto Monroe just a short way down the road from Charles Allen.
@Wes: actually, they reduced Edgewood from four lanes to two between Euclid and Hurt and made the street much more pleasant with no impact on traffic.
@Dave: I like the bike track, but I was also flabbergasted by the person who complained that drivers were using Tenth Street as a "personal cut-through from Midtown to the Highlands." I mean, not only are you right that it's a public road, but Tenth (to Virginia) is actually THE ROAD between Midtown and Virginia-Highland. As I always say, if it's the fastest and easiest route, it's not a shortcut -- it's the way.
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