Georgia Tech’s study of Memorial Drive produces a number of solutions

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Memorial Drive has the potential to become a visually interesting and vibrant corridor along its section from Oakland Cemetery east to the Atlanta city limit, at Candler Road in DeKalb County. The elongated round about portrayed in the lower image could ease dangers at an irregular intersection along Memorial Drive, according to a report by planning students at Georgia Tech. On Wednesday, the students unveiled a report they and their professor think is so well developed that parts of it are ready to be implemented. Students crafted their report with the details typical of reports created with funding from ARC’s Livable Centers Initiative. the report is in shape to be considered for adoption into Atlanta’s Comprehensive Development Plan, and by the Atlanta Regional Commission as a precursor to applying for implementation funding to redevelop the urban corridor, according to Mike Dobbins, the Georgia Tech professor of practice overseeing the student work. The students propose to install an elongated round about. The “oval about” would create a connection of the cross streets, while improving traffic flow along Memorial Drive. Rather than paying professional consultants to come up with a similar plan, the city and state could move fairly quickly on the students’ idea. 


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