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Impressive.
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>>1261049
This one looked so much better before. They built an ugly concrete shithole.
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>>1261061
Kudzu sucks dude.
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>>1261048
Why are there fewer trees now? They eliminated a far more interesting source of shade, compared to the buildings.
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>>1261047
why does the first one look like a deviantart matte painting
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>>1261064
Space for tram line.
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>>1261047
>we removed a railway that could carry lots of people and freight
>and installed a bike trail for gentrifying yuppies
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>>1261048
>>1261049
this is an outrage
you could renovate it and run PASSENGER TRAINS
>>1261069
>hurr durr muh gentrified downtown token lightrail route 1 mile long
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>>1261080
but >>1261069
then everyone happy
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>>1261080
>>1261082
Fuck off foamers.
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>>1261061
Why not combine concrete and railway?
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>>1261095
>I don't want rail and I post on /n/
why
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>>1261080
>people shouldn't have money
t.union goon

the problem with so many railroads is the entitled, awful, lazy, ungrateful employees. we should bring back the good old days and just import chinese people to do railroad work.
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>>1261103
The line was basically abandoned.
Better to turn it into pedestrian and bike way quickly then some pie in the sky commuter heavy rail that'll be finished in 2025 and won't stop where people want to go.
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>path becomes popular
>can't bike commute fast anymore
REEEEE
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>>1261080

Rails to trails is a pile of shit concept don't get me wrong.

But on the flip side, at least rails to trails means the right of way doesn't disappear completely.

The land owner could do worse, like abandoning the property entirely, then ceding control of the ROW to the city, which would inevitably deed the thousands of parcels to nearby land owners. In which case, rail would never see the light of day there ever again.
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>>1261123
>Rails to trails is a pile of shit concept don't get me wrong.
Why?
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>>1261124
Because it means replacing a railway ROW with a pedestrian trail.
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>>1261125
And?
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>>1261069
>tram line
>In atlanta
>being used by anyone
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>>1261125
yeah, but the railway is gone anyway - it's not as if it was removed by the 30 year effort of lobbying cyclists and it isn't as if it's ever coming back so...
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>>1261123
Fuck off, rails to trails is a great idea, especially if it's a defunct line
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>>1261132
All the gentrifying transplants will use it.
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>>1261140
Yup, it's official. Atlanta isn't Atlanta anymore. Grady babies are like unicorns nowadays unless you're in the West Side.
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They should add separated bike lane/path from Piedmont Park/beltine to gatech down 10th street.
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>>1261117
Fucking this. End stage is when you get police presence on your bike paths for speeding. Too bad if you pass them they can’t do anything about it>>1261123
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>>1261136
Also pretty much a very visible point that with the amount of development in most areas it’s impossible to find or seize the corridor for a bike path. An old rail corridor is a valuable thing.
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>>1261047
Spring makes things green, how about that.
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>things white people like #573: rails-to-trails

seriously though, look at the people in the photographs
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>>1261169
I'm looking. What exactly is it you want me to take note of?
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>not posting the original
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>>1261069
I don't see a tram line though.
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Lol, this is the 50s all over again. Rip out a railway right of way to pour concrete
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>>1261206
Except it's not for cars.
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>>1261175
based and redpilled
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>>1261246
It's for a less efficient and less accessible means of transportation than rail
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Not that n cares but I manage a hotel and we have doze.s of people eoing our state long rails to trails thing. They are always nice MAMILS. So not only are they good guests vut good revenue.
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>>1261080
>>1261082
this
FUCK rails to trails

>>1261127
bikes can bike fine on the road
trains on the other hand need railways and we need more train travel because it is more efficient
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Actually considering a move to ATL for software job opportunities and better biking (road and MTB) than in my town, any ATLiens have warnings I should consider?
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>>1261611
Stop being a wimp and just do it or don't
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>>1261169
>seriously though, look at the people in the photographs
Yes, a lot of white people get outside and exercise on occasion. There's a reason heart disease and obesity is significantly higher in blacks. They eat like shit and don't do any physical activity.
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>>1261611
The same warnings I'd give about moving into any city with a significant black population. Either don't do it, or take your head out of your ass and know where you are at all times.
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>>1261611
ATL has good MTB?
Since you're in software see if you can afford to live bikeable distance to work and/or have flexible hours to avoid rush hour traffic.
My family was able to do this and it is super nice compared to the saps who have to sit in car twice each day.
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>n-not my decades old and unused rail line!
I never knew train autists got so butthurt over bike paths lmao.
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>>1261640
Most of the good MTB appears to be within a two hour drive from the perimeter, but yeah, looks like it.
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Whites are actually often fat and unhealthy as shit cause they often work at offices and sit all day.

We blacks are running around, trying to steal some shit and this keeps us fit! Actually chicken is healthyer than pork so we also it healthyer meet than huites.
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>>1261620
wow, could you be more racist?
Please, fuck niggers.
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>>1261620
They just have shittier genetics.
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>>1261644
restore it passenger service
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>>1261108
excellent shitpost
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>>1261047

Rail trails are common all around the US and there's nothing wrong with them. It banks the Right-Of-Way against development while giving it a functional use. This is done to prevent total destruction of a railroad following it's abandonment, as is what happened to the Key System, most of Sacramento's streetcars and Pacific Electric.

A good use of it can be seen in the Iron Horse Regional Trail adjacent 680, which is being eyed for development into a proper ebart/valley link type system using DMUs. As things stand all the bridges along the route are in good shape and the ROW itself wide enough to permit both a ped walkway + tracks without property taxes. This is a huge accomplishment.
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>>1261206

In the 50s the ROW usually wasn't preserved, so nearby homeowners would extend their fences 10' or so and claim the former tracks as their own property. This is most noticeable in Oakland in regards to the Key System's former tracks, it's all backyards now.
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>>1261080
Atlantafag here.

That section of trackage before the Beltline was literally nothing, it was just a industrial spur that used to serve the Sears-Roebuck distribution center, some other long-gone businesses, and ran along the edge of Piedmont Park before connecting back onto the mainline.
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>>1261047
Would've looked cooler with rails embedded in it.
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Friendly reminder the Belt Line was thought up by a graduate student which proves the best urban planners, engineers, and politicians that the south has to offer are still a completely inadequate mess.
I'd take MARTA but the suburbs keep fighting against it. I guess I'll take the freeway - at least the parts that haven't collapsed because of homeless people setting garbage fires underneath it which is somehow a fitting way to describe living in the south
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Fucking love my rail trail. Rode 26km this morning.
Hadn't seen a train on the track in over 5 years.
Fuck people who take their horses on it and leave their shit everywhere.
They're fucking up the infrastructure but at least I can ride by bike on it.
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>>1262568
>I'd take MARTA but the suburbs keep fighting against it.
Gwinnett could join next year. Cobb will vote on transit funding next year. There are buses from suburban counties into the city and have been since the 90s. Truth be told you loathe public transportation or you wouldn't be making excuses.

>at least the parts that haven't collapsed because of homeless people setting garbage fires underneath it which is somehow a fitting way to describe living in the south
Get out then faggot
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>>1262568
>Friendly reminder the Belt Line was thought up by a graduate student which proves the best urban planners, engineers, and politicians that the south has to offer are still a completely inadequate mess.
What do you mean?
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>>1262659
Professionals with advanced degrees and decades of experience should have been planning on this idea for decades, not some student. Imagine if this idea had started decades earlier and what we would have now instead of today.
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>>1262678
Probably a busway
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>>1262685
Depressingly accurate especially if conservative politicians had their say. Probably single family homes instead of condo/apartments on the surrounding land too.
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>>1262688
Any more histrionics?
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uh this is a cycling board whats with all the train people?
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>>1262691
Urban living wasn't as popular even a few decades ago. Remember urban renewal that destroyed countless historic buildings? I'm not sure buildings like the Ponce City Market would function the same ways if development pressure got to them decades earlier. We are living in enlightened times for urban living and historic preservation.
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Minneapolis
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>>1262705
>Urban living wasn't as popular even a few decades ago.
>if development pressure got to them decades earlier.

Hmm
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>>1262717
walked on this today, and then lake CALHOUN
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>>1262716
>>1262717
This is nice, I want to ride there
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>>1262844
The development pressure would have produced suburban outcomes rather than urban ones. You hear horror stories like in Minneapolis where they went after suburban style development and now have a K Mart blocking one of their main arterials.
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>>1262845
It’s Bde Maka Ska you fragile white colonialist.
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>>1262851
Doubt that would have happened in Atlanta even then.
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>>1262849
Come on over then, it's one of my favorite rides
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>>1262854
Northerners are a special kind of stupid but I wouldn’t put it past Atlantans. Maybe Atlanta turned black fast enough to avoid that kind of stupid white oriented planning.
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>>1262859
I bestow 1 Poc Point upon you for being a good, self-hating white.
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>>1261069
>Tram to replace train
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>>1261084
You mean, but less capacity
>>1261095
Transportation is for transportation, not people having fun
>>1261123
>Rails to trails is a pile of shit concept don't get me wrong.
>But on the flip side, at least rails to trails means the right of way doesn't disappear completely.
Sometimes replanning might be easier
>The land owner could do worse, like abandoning the property entirely, then ceding control of the ROW to the city, which would inevitably deed the thousands of parcels to nearby land owners. In which case, rail would never see the light of day there ever again.
From what I heard they couldn't in America?
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>>1262898
>From what I heard they couldn't in America?
no
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Anyone not from Atlanta in this thread: fuck you and your opinions. Come down here and talk shit about our city to my face so I can pop a cap in your carpetbagging yankee ass
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>>1263040
I've been to Atlanta, and I'm doing everything I can to avoid ever going there again
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>>1263043
Good, we don't want you here
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>>1263040
Very based and extremely redpilled
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>>1263040
t. suburb fag
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>>1263043
I went to Toronto, I went to Atlanta

I used to drink Pepsi, but now I like Fanta
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On one hand it's nice that the defunct lines are being productive in a way but it's sad to see all that history paved over. And it ruins the aesthetic desu
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>>1261153
>End stage is when you get police presence on your bike paths for speeding

I encountered bike-cops on my cities rail-trail 2 years ago, I didn't even know we had bike-cops until the trail became more popular.



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