Atlanta's Streetcars Sidetracked

Atlanta's ambitious plans for inner-city rail were downsized, as New Urbanist Andres Duany criticized the City's implementation of his vision for streetcars in Midtown Atlanta.

"The urban planner who helped inspired Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin to support a proposed streetcar system along Peachtree Street said today the project should be downsized."

"In 2002, [Andres] Duany energized the streetcar debate in Atlanta by saying a streetcar system is the best way to spark development along Midtown's Miracle Mile, the stretch of Peachtree from the Woodruff Arts Center to the Fox Theatre."

Thanks to Michael Handelman

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