Challenging transportation myths after the failed regional TIA vote | SaportaReport
August 28, 2012 Leave a comment
In this post, Heather Alhadeff of Perkins + Will comments on the recent failure of Atlanta’s Transportation Improvement Act (TIA). Part of her discussion includes correcting some of the misconceptions held about transit in Atlanta. These include the myths that no one rides transit (those who have access to it do, it’s just not a lot have access), road projects save time and money (really they just shift delays to different areas), the car is king (changing more and more every day), the beltline is not a regional project (its effects will be felt throughout the entire region), and that certain counties need roads and not transit (counties, as I’ve discussed, are fairly meaningless boundaries, and physical development type is a better indicator since there are suburban areas within Atlanta and urban areas in its suburbs). A fair retort that doesn’t demonize anyone and just shares the facts.