Works Cited

Alter, Lloyd. “Are Sidewalks a Civic Responsibility? Not in Atlanta.”TreeHugger. N.p., 25 Apr. 2013. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.   Paget-Seekins, Laurel. “Atlanta: Unsafe at Any Speed: Transit Fatality Raises Issues of Race, Poverty and Transportation Justice”. Race, Poverty & the Environment 19.1 (2012) : 22–24. JSTOR Journals. Web. 21 Mar. 2016.   “MARTA Schedules And Maps Rail Schedules or Route.” MARTA Schedules And Maps Rail Schedules or Route. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.   Blau, Max. “Back On Track.” Atlanta 55.6 (2015) : 106-117. MasterFILE Elite. Web. 21 Mar. 2016.   Blau, Max. “The Bike Czar.” Atlanta 55.10 (2016) : 17-21. MasterFILE Elite. Web. 21 Mar....

Design Team Reflection

  Throughout the past few weeks, working as a design team member was a positive experience for me. Initially, I was hesitant to join the team because I did not know any of the other people and group work tends to end tragically. The most challenging aspect of the project, like any group project, was collaborating with everyone. At times, it was difficult to maintain communication because we were predominantly using a google doc, which I am less familiar with, and email messaging, which none of us check as regularly as we probably should. After meeting up a few times and exchanging cell phone numbers, the communication became more fluid and was easier to maintain. I have to give props to Emir for his leadership and devotion to making the project work and run smoothly. I honestly do not believe that without him on the team that it would have come out the way it did. Mrs. A was always extremely helpful in guiding us when we were not necessarily sure what to do or how to express our thoughts and ideas.    The most rewarding aspect of the project was the freedom that we had. We were able to work on our own schedules, let our creative juices flow, and really make the website our own. Without that sort of freedom, I do not feel as though we would have been as successful. I know that with my busy schedule, classes and two jobs, I would not been able to commit to this project without that freedom. However, the freedom was a little bit bitter sweet. I still...

Atlantans Transported (Conclusion)

Plans are being made to improve the public transportation system of Atlanta. The CEO of MARTA is striving for expansion, and the city hopes to add 200 miles of bike lanes by the year 2030. (4)(5) Access to areas that were once hard to reach will solve the problem of architectural exclusion for many people. No one should feel stranded or stressed because they cannot reach their destination Public transportation should enable all to get where they need to go to live a successful, happy, and healthy life.       (source 4): Blau, Max. “Back On Track.” Atlanta 55.6 (2015) : 106-117. MasterFILE Elite. Web. 21 Mar. 2016.   (source 5): Blau, Max. “The Bike Czar.” Atlanta 55.10 (2016) : 17-21. MasterFILE Elite. Web. 21 Mar. 2016....

“Wait, but can I get there on MARTA?” (Part 2)

Poor public transportation can leave some people feeling stranded. Schedules must be made to coincide with the schedule of public transport. People are forced to endure long wait times and long routes to their destination. Sometimes taking public transportation is not even an option. Personally, I can’t get home on MARTA as the rail line does not go to my city. I am bound by the limitations of MARTA. (3) This type of architectural exclusion is a stress for the people that face it. Public transportation is a system that is supposed to fulfill the needs of the public. Instead of doing so, the public transportation systems limits those who rely on it.       MARTA rail line and stations.         (source 3)...

Built Environment Analysis: Atlantic Station

Screenshot of Google Maps with Atlantic Station pin dropped The built environment of Atlantic Station promotes diversity of socioeconomic class, race, age differences among its visitors by providing a variety of stores and restaurants that a wide range of people are able to enjoy.   Atlantic Station was not always the aesthetically appealing outlet mall we know today. Before is become a stomping grounds for people of all races, backgrounds, and ages, it was the site of the Atlantic Steel Company. Originally established as the Atlanta Hoop Company, “the mill specialized in the manufacture of “wagon wheels and cotton bales.”   By the 1950’s, business soared with “more than 2,300 people employed at the mill, manufacturing 750,000 tons of steel products a year.” In the late 1970’s, the mill was bought by a Canadian steel manufacturer, Ivaco Inc. and Atlantic Steel was forced to cut back operations as the foreign competition in the steel industry increased in the 1980’s. in 1998, operations completely ceased. Picture of a MARTA train car (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b8/Lindbergh_Station.jpg) Atlantic Station provides shuttles to and from the Arts Center MARTA train station for visitors who use public transportation. Visitors can also utilize MARTA bus stations and the cab stand that are conveniently located in and around the shopping center. In my opinion, Atlantic Station makes it a point to ensure that it accessible to people from all socioeconomic classes. The MARTA buses operate on the weekdays from 4:45a.m. to 1:00 am and on the weekends from 6a.m. to 1a.m. the MARTA trains operate everyday with frequencies of about 20 minutes between each train.          ...
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