midtown mess?

today was the first commute with techwood closed in midtown. i am curious to hear from our midtown commuters whether it was apocalypse now or business as usual out on the streets of midtown.

the ajc says it “wasn’t that bad,” but i would rather hear from you.

8 Comments so far

  1. jayp (unregistered) on February 11th, 2008 @ 10:41 am

    at 9:30, the i-75 northside exit was a mess. and northside was way more congested than normal. added 15 minutes or so to the commute.

  2. George P. Burdell (unregistered) on February 11th, 2008 @ 11:04 am

    I hope all this pain is worth it. If the future 14th St bridge ends up looking like the gloomy 5th St bridge, I will boycott it.

  3. dovetail (unregistered) on February 11th, 2008 @ 12:22 pm

    830a things were moving just fine on the connector SB.

    a girlfriend of mine was going to take marta though and chucked those plans once she heard all the trains were delayed due to communications issues. wonder if that bit of bad timing played into things at all.

  4. Margaret Mitchell (unregistered) on February 11th, 2008 @ 12:29 pm

    co-worker said it added 10 mins to commute at the 8AM hour. Peachtree & 14th was no crazier than usual at 9AM.

    it didn’t add any time to my commute because i walk to work.

    we’ll see what happens when 5PM arrives!

  5. aquariumdrinker (unregistered) on February 11th, 2008 @ 12:41 pm

    I think the whole thing about commuting problems is vastly exaggerated. My commute from Candler Park to Midtown took no longer than usual, and things didn’t seem any more crowded that usual. An added bonus: both of the train cars I was in were a nice temperature. (Regular riders will recall that in the winter, some cars during rush hour can become stifling hot.)

    Wait, we are talking about MARTA, right?

  6. George Burdell (unregistered) on February 11th, 2008 @ 3:33 pm

    Hey – who is stealing my post name????

  7. james (unregistered) on February 11th, 2008 @ 3:35 pm

    dunno….but i knew it wasn’t you because the ’email address’ wasn’t the same ;-)

  8. abby (unregistered) on February 11th, 2008 @ 6:04 pm

    Haahaha I was confused too — I was fairly certain that our George Burdell was actually a big fan of the "gloomy" 5th St Bridge. That’s the bridge over the connector that’s actually a pleasant, quiet greenspace, with lots of benches and wide sidewalks that actually visually connects the space between Tech Square and the rest of the GT campus, right? :)

    And look at what I end up doing when I’m putting off doing work and not writing snarky comments! I know we’ve linked to this before, but this is sort of appropriate, and quite cool — a photo looking south toward downtown Atlanta from the 14th Street bridge.


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