What are we saying to Atlantans and to the world when the cradle of the city is sad and disused?
The question everyone’s asking, now that the interstate repairs are complete: will a significant number of these new riders stick with transit after the bridge is repaired?
We’ve been demonizing gentrification for years with little result. Promoting “housing security” may be a better focus .
Auburn Avenue, with its architecture and history and connectivity, has the potential to be a vibrant and beautiful signature-street for Atlanta.
“Atlantans want to drive to Downtown” is a common rationale for the parking blitz in the district. Anti-transit bias, the low price of parking, lack of housing options close to Downtown jobs — all of that plays a part.
If we look at the racial segregation of housing in Atlanta’s history, it seems likely that some streets were purposely designed to provide limited connection between black and white neighborhoods.