Screw you Cutty's Ballers and Question Man. Listen, think, talk.... in that order. I don't own a car and I carry all my groceries on foot/on my bike/on the bus 100% of the time.
JennyJitters summed it up well. Yes, there are places kind of/sort of nearby, but the sidewalks, streets, and transit suck on this side of town. Trust me, I use it everyday. And I'm not a huge fan of Kroger, Target, Publix and definitely not Wal-Mart. And no, I don't make a lot of money. I'm an intern, but food is important to me, so it would be good to have something like a Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, or Sevananda type of thing within walking distance where I don't feel like I'm going to die when I walk or ride my bike.
Great views from this side of town. Only part about living in West Midtown that I don't like is that there is no grocery store/pharmacy in close proximity and no transit other than the bus. Need a locally owned organic food store and a streetcar please! Some major sidewalk/streetscape would be good too. Beltline Beltline BELTLINE!
Nonetheless the model described in the article is a good one for those who cannot put up the capital all at once. It is also easier and more efficient to have someone with experience install/operate/maintain it for you.
Solar Mosaics has been crowd source funding solar projects in CA and AZ. Really cool stuff: http://solarmosaic.com/
Thanks for the risk society, stupid!
It is sad that we just sit back helplessly lining the pockets of these people that put our future at risk. Ridiculous bull shit. Safe nuclear is as much as an oxymoron as clean coal or clean natural gas.
Great post, Scott. That needed to be said. I'm so glad we have people like Maria Saporta to keep this city from floating through the gates of hell.
Is the streetcar alignment the absolute best place for new public transportation investment? Probably not. Will it bring traffic relief. That is not the intent. This city will have a traffic problem until people get out of their cars. Its that simple.
The streetcar will, however, move people between major employment/tourist centers. It will provide a much needed East/West connection from MARTA's Peachtree Center Station. It also serves as a symbol of permanency that will hopefully attract investment to an area that is ripe for it. The project will also include major sidewalk and bike lane infrastructure in an area that is starving for it.
We have to remember that this segment is just the start of a massive vision to bring streetcars/light rail back to Atlanta. The Atlanta Beltline is the next piece of the puzzle. I'm excited that Atlanta is making a new transit investment, and I'm excited that the federal government, the city, and the private sector are joining in. Do I have my concerns? Absolutely, but I'm not going to criticize this new and innovative effort until I see it in action. I think the AJC should do the same. For now, let's get excited and show our support for it.
I thank you and admire you for your service, Ms. Clark. You truly are a hero, and I think the American people recognize you for your service. For me its just tough to be a big supporter of the war. I think people have trouble making the distinction between supporting the war and supporting the soldier. I think a lot of people look around and wonder why we are spending so much money in the Middle East. Our economy is barely breathing. We have ~10% unemployment, a dependence on fossil fuels, environmental degradation, a failing education system, massive national debt, and the list goes on and on and on. Could we be spending our tax dollars better? Is it really for promoting democracy in the world? Its hard to tell anymore from my perspective.
Nonetheless, thank you for answering the call. While its tough to support the war, it does not mean you are not appreciated. Thank you for your sacrifice and your selflessness.
I take walks in this area all the time to take a break from work. It is one of the most interesting parts of the city. It saddens me to see it declining. Thomas' description is dead on. Maybe the Atlanta Streetcar can help bring life back to this part of town. It blows my mind to see the area that houses City Hall to be so run down. This part of Atlanta reminds me of Gotham. We need the investor/city planning version of Harvey Dent.
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