Public Service Announcement

If you suffer from agoraphobia, Atlantic Station was not the place for you this weekend. I’d forgotten how people are drawn to and made ignorant by sparkly things.

I haven’t seen this kind of cluster f***ed motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic since the Olympics. I’m tellin’ ya folks, I never made it to Mardi Gras but I imagine this is what it was like, minus the charm of drunk boys urinating on the street and cajoling young girls to show them their jiggly bits.

11 Comments so far

  1. Tony Mc (unregistered) on November 7th, 2005 @ 12:20 am

    The newness will wear off and the OTP people will go back from whence they came.

  2. Daniel (unregistered) on November 7th, 2005 @ 7:44 am

    I don’t know, the Saturday of the NBA All-Star Game was pretty awful… especially on P’Tree.

  3. Maigh (unregistered) on November 7th, 2005 @ 7:48 am

    I’m sure it was, as was the traffic after the Tech game. Luckily, those are both isolated, scheduled events. My point was A.S. shows promise of being a reliable, continual, motor and pedestrian traffic nightmare.

  4. Andrew (unregistered) on November 7th, 2005 @ 8:44 am

    Having been to Atlantic Station at 2:00pm on a Wednesday afternoon, I can only imagine how bad the traffic will be on the weekends. I love that the place is designed with pedestrians in mind, but the only parking garages require you to drive through the complex to get to them. So even on a weekday, it’s a slow, slow process. I’m sure there are easier ways in, but the majority of folks will be taking the obvious route and this is going to create a huge amount of traffic nightmares. Christmas shopping ought to be a treat.

  5. Jonathan Peterson (unregistered) on November 7th, 2005 @ 9:01 am

    It’s ok, you can just take MARTA. oh wait. nevermind.

    FWIW – the crowd Sunday at the High Museum or Art was reasonable, and the MARTA station is across the street. The temporary gallery has a way cool exhibit of architectural models, drawings and construction photos from some of the most famous buildings of the last 40 years

  6. Andisheh Nouraee (unregistered) on November 7th, 2005 @ 9:54 am

    Car-di Gras?

  7. Maigh (unregistered) on November 7th, 2005 @ 9:56 am

    Tard-di Gras.

  8. Amber (unregistered) on November 7th, 2005 @ 10:03 am

    Actually, you can take MARTA. The shuttle leaves from outside the Arts Center station about every 5 minutes, and seems reliable as far as I’ve seen.

  9. brad (unregistered) on November 7th, 2005 @ 12:48 pm

    Also you can drive into the parking deck from 16th St. Sorry Home Park folks, but cut through from 14th is quicker than from 17th.

  10. mae (unregistered) on November 7th, 2005 @ 12:56 pm

    that’s the biggest problem with atlantic station
    the bridge can only hold so many cars…..

  11. jehad (unregistered) on November 7th, 2005 @ 2:19 pm

    came from west midtown. easy enough to park, walk around. on a sunday.

    other than that though i think it sucks. or at least not my cup of java.

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