Archives for January 2014

ATL Snow Jam ’14: Another Case For Walkable Intown Living

As I walked to my meeting at Condesa Coffee, I noticed that the accumulating snow was starting to get slippery. Not a big surprise, I thought, as the temperature was dropping fast. Less than an hour into my meeting the Barista said that they were closing early, due to worsening travel conditions. That’s when I noticed the stalled traffic on Boulevard, waiting to get on the 75/85 Downtown Connector. As it turned out, many of those drivers would have been better off not using the Interstate … [Read more...]

Historic Fourth Ward Park, Meet Eastside Trail

Although they're only separated by a couple hundred feet, Historic Fourth Ward Park and the BeltLine Eastside Trail have seemed worlds apart due to steep and brambled topography, fences, the ruins of an old railroad trestle, and a cave dwelling troll. Just kidding about the troll. There is simply no direct way for those enjoying the 12 acre park, playground, and pond to access the linear park that is the Eastside Trail, or vice versa. That is soon to be remedied with a "gateway" trail. The … [Read more...]

Atlanta BeltLine Bicycle Shop

Location, location, location – we’ve all heard that joke and Atlanta Beltline Bicycle Shop (ABBS) is LOL. Every day the Eastside Trail of the Beltline is heavily used by active urbanites. Some of these urban travelers are bringing bicycling back to the ATL. In the late 19th century there were more bike shops on Peachtree Road than banks. Bike races at the velodrome were bigger than baseball with the Atlanta Crackers, and ladies and gents rode their bicycles out to picnics and parties. Today … [Read more...]