An app for locating discarded tires and a program to map the condition of the city's sidewalks are two examples of local initiatives aimed at improving Atlanta's environment. With the Mayor's embrace, the city is trying to catch up to tech trends.
May 27, 2013 Creative Loafing Atlanta
With Atlanta's first new streetcar line in a century set to be completed next year, transit advocates are putting recent defeats behind them and studying how to expand the system.
Mar 20, 2013 Creative Loafing Atlanta
The Atlanta City Council approved spending cash from a quality of life bond package to fund several improvements, including $2.5 million in bicycle projects. Among the projects to be funded are the city's first bike boulevard.
Feb 20, 2013 Creative Loafing Atlanta
Atlanta is getting its first green bicycle lane, raised cycle track, bicycle signal and two-stage left-turn box near Tech Square.
Oct 7, 2012 Creative Loafing Atlanta
Westside Village, a failed pet project of former Atlanta mayor Bill Campbell, has been given a new lease on life through public incentives and private investment. Officials hope the revitalization of its downtrodden neighborhood will follow.
Apr 29, 2006 Creative Loafing Atlanta
Briarcliff Summit, built in 1925, has 200 units that are falling apart. Are the owners taking advantage of federal housing subsidies? Should the building be restored? If so, how will residents be impacted?
Apr 21, 2006 Creative Loafing Atlanta
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority is one of the only major transit agencies in the U.S. not to receive state funding, and one reverend is trying to change that.
Mar 27, 2006 Creative Loafing Atlanta
The Georgia ACLU has successfully petitioned the City of Atlanta to amend a law banning all graffiti, including commissioned graffiti art.
Mar 5, 2006 Creative Loafing Atlanta
A 'transportation visionary' running for office in Georgia may have the solution to controversial transit problems in the state.
Mar 4, 2006 Creative Loafing Atlanta
If signed into law, the bill would require local schools and state agencies to use fuel containing at least 2% biodiesel.
Feb 20, 2006 Creative Loafing Atlanta