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Atlanta...the Walking city
#108 by gtyellow (0.9772) posted on 9:18am Thursday, July 02nd, 2009
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I've always felt I needed a car in Atlanta. The city is built with two interstates going right through it and the public transportation isn't up to par with NYC. I've lived here a while and I feel I know the city well enough to give up my car for a week or two and try getting everywhere I need to by walking, taking the bus or subway.
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In NYC you don't ever want to bring your car because of the inconvenience of finding parking, traffic, etc. I don't feel that traveling through Atlanta so I'm looking for how much of an inconvenience there is without a car. Is it worth it to get a car? Can Atlanta support this type of lifestyle?
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#111 by justin (0.9994) posted on 9:32am Thursday, July 02nd, 2009
I lived through college without a car. I wouldn't recommend it without a bike though. I also got a lot of rides from friends and the Stinger/Trolley on campus.
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#113 by gtyellow (0.9772) posted on 9:36am Thursday, July 02nd, 2009
Yes Tech was closer to downtown than Collier Ridge. That area is prime for walking, biking, or busing it compared to Collier. I'm going to walk to Howell Mill Rd in a bit to see how long it takes. One benefit is I won't have to sit through traffic because that places becomes real busy during the afternoons.
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#117 by briantech (1.0000) posted on 10:07pm Thursday, July 02nd, 2009
I even have a car and elect to walk to a lot of places. Its really nice. But, thats why I live where I do, it wasn't on accident.
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I can walk to work, I can walk to a grocery store, I can walk to a CVS, I can walk to marta, I can walk to a bazillion restaurants.
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Atlanta's core is surprisingly walkable... if you make damn sure you stay on the very linear path that peachtree makes through the city. Once you start moving away from that, a car is really a necessity.
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#118 by justin (0.9994) posted on 3:25pm Friday, July 03rd, 2009
It's a shame the rest of the city doesn't have the transit that the "core" does. It would be great to have the setup you have though.
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#120 by gtyellow (0.9772) posted on 8:40pm Saturday, July 04th, 2009
Walking around midtown today was a breeze and I have to say it was a much more relaxing walk if that's the right word; compared to walking around NYC. The roads are bigger, a lot less people, and most importantly, clean. I do miss the road vendors that are so frequent in NYC; that is something I wish the ATL would allow.
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