Chapter 2, “City on the Move”
Chapter 2, “City on the Move”

This excerpt is from Chapter 2, “City on the Move,” a brief history of Atlanta through the lens of transportation issues. The city was created because of such issues, originally called Terminus because it was the end of a railroad line. An engineer named Stephen Long...

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Walking the BeltLine
Walking the BeltLine

Early in my research, in late 2011 and early 2012, I walked the entire rail corridor that will eventually become a walking/hiking trail and (hopefully) streetcar line encircling the center of Atlanta. I shared that walk with Ryan Gravel, who envisioned the BeltLine in his...

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My Perspective
My Perspective

I grew up in Atlanta, so I faced a choice of how to write this book. Did I write it in standard third-person journalistic fashion? That certainly would make sense for much of the book, especially coverage of BeltLine development, fraught city politics, debates over issues...

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