Freeway traffic travels beside a MARTA train, with Buckhead skyline in background

Data Dive: How Metro ATL Gets to Work

By Paul Donsky | Atlanta Regional Commission | May 31, 2019

Few things shape our region more than how we get to work. Our commuting patterns determine where we live, work, and shop and can even contribute to health problems (tailpipe emissions – cough, cough! – are one of the main contributors to poor air quality). The Atlanta Regional Commission recently analyzed Census data about commuting … Continue Reading →

A new vision for Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta imagines it as a shared space.

A New, ‘Shared’ Vision for Peachtree Street

By Kate Sweeney | Atlanta Regional Commission | March 22, 2019

Imagine a street where bicycles, cars, pedestrians, and yes, even motorized scooters all share the same space, with no markings such as sidewalks or bike paths to delineate where each should go. Shared streets, as they’re often called, are popular in other countries, particularly in Europe. (The Dutch call them woonerfs, or “living streets.”) Now, the … Continue Reading →

Traffic on the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes

Do New Toll Lanes Pave Way to Better Commute?

By Jim Jaquish | Atlanta Regional Commission | February 15, 2019

During the construction of the Express lanes on I-75 north, people wondered if the two reversible toll lanes in Cobb and Cherokee counties would improve people’s commutes. Now that these Express lanes have been open for almost six months, it’s a good time to check in and address that question and some others to gauge … Continue Reading →