Prof. Dobbins on plans for MLK reroute: "Nobody who knows anything about traffic management thinks this is a good idea"

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Current plans for the new Falcons stadium call for Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive to zig-zag around the stadium's southern perimeter, ultimately disappearing for a stretch into Mitchell Street. That, says Georgia Tech architecture professor Mike Dobbins, poses a myriad of problems ranging from traffic congestion to hindering economic development. “It’s mind boggling to me. I’ve spoken to a lot of engineers whose jobs depend on some of this work and nobody who knows anything about traffic management thinks this is a good idea,” said Dobbins, the city’s former planning commissioner who has crusaded on this issue in recent months. “You can’t have a signature boulevard that stops and somehow you find your way back to it after having waited in traffic,” he said.

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  • Created On: Feb 10, 2014 - 5:35pm
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