Prof. Dobbins and maps at center of MLK reroute debate

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Atlanta is now proposing to reroute traffic west of the Falcons stadium from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to a two-lane residential street that has curbside parking, with public works commissioner Richard Mendoza releasing a map of the proposed changes. One of the more prolific cartographers in the MLK reroute conversation is Mike Dobbins, a former Atlanta planning commissioner who now teaches at Georgia Tech. Dobbins draws maps on whatever material is at hand – napkins, scrap paper, the border of pages of other maps. Dobbins uses full-sized paper once he’s fleshed out the ideas. The Tech students Dobbins has overseen in the past year have created highly detailed maps that address issues ranging from transportation to environment. The work is part of their studies of the stadium neighborhoods in particular, as well as the Northside Drive corridor from I-75 in the north to I-20 in the south.

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School of City & Regional Planning

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cartography, maps, mike dobbins, MLK Drive
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  • Created By: Kyle James
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  • Created On: Feb 20, 2014 - 8:02am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:26pm