The 2017-2018 Georgia Legislative Session kicks off on January 9. We will be tracking and analyzing bills related to land use, local government, transportation, planning, and environmental issues throughout the session. Please […]
Policing Our Way Toward Walkability
While building large infrastructure projects is needed, the enforcement of basic traffic laws is an essential, and often overlooked, element of good transportation networks.
Transit-Oriented Development Can Put A Stop to Metro Atlanta's Growing Pains
Density doesn’t have to be a bad word. Allowing more people to live in strategic and desirable areas in closer proximity to one another doesn’t necessarily mean turning all parts of the region into Manhattan. While we aren’t talking about San Francisco or New York levels of density, we are talking about raising the density levels in certain parts of the region to something a little less Mayberry and a little more DC or Seattle.
Streetcar Critics Can't See the Forest for the Trees
The resulting economic growth is something that must be discussed when analyzing and critiquing the streetcar system. If you spend $100 million on a transit project and it results in $500 million in economic investment then you are getting a pretty good return. The neighborhoods get upgrades in infrastructure and the city increases its tax base. Mr. Arum completely fails to take this into consideration. I’m not so sure fixing potholes and adding left turn lanes would result in the same return on investment.
In Rejecting MARTA Expansion, North Fulton Hands Atlanta a Major Gift
Atlanta is set to take a major step forward in creating desirable development while North Fulton and the rest of the northern suburbs continue along the path of roads and traffic. After the […]
Staunchly Opposing Transit is Reckless and Irresponsible
Roads can be built in a year or two, but a train may easily take at least 5 years to build. A train costs more too. Much more. Therefore, we should not build the […]
Drought Mitigation, Promotion of Bike Lanes, Rattlesnake Protections; Just A Few Things Passed by the 2014 Georgia Legislature
Last week the Georgia Legislature wrapped up a session that proved to be pretty good for supporters of sustainable land use and environmental policies. The legislature passed bills that protect critical habitat and water […]