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Gravel > Beltline Means Business.

This article was first posted as an op-ed in the Atlanta Business Chronicle: Ryan Gravel Viewpoint: Speak up now if you want transit on all of the Beltline (ideas.)  I travel all over the world to talk about the Atlanta Beltline. From Singapore to Sandy Springs, the broad vision that frames […]

FAQ > “why not just put BRT on the Beltline?”

(faq.)  Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a high-capacity mode of transit that employs many train-like features to improve service efficiency and passenger experience. These include traffic signal priority, off-board fare collection, multiple-door boarding, platform-level boarding, and stations that are similar to light-rail. BRT systems typically, but not always, operate within […]

FAQ > “are we willing to settle for less?”

(faq.) Related to my recent “Our Beltline” post, here’s a specific example. Below is my letter to the Inman Park Neighborhood Association Board regarding the redevelopment of 670-690 DeKalb Avenue and the future Atlanta Beltline tunnel.  >> Ryan Gravel UPDATE > Thanks to an amazing collaboration between North American Properties and […]

Catalytic Gift Idea

(work.) HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA. Looking for the perfect stocking-stuffer or business present? Give the gift of catalyst infrastructure this holiday season by buying WHERE WE WANT TO LIVE for all your friends […]

Loop Network in Baltimore.

(research.) The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy asked me to meet them in Baltimore to share our Atlanta Beltline story. Also inspired by similar projects across the country, RTC and some civic leaders there are looking at a 35-mile loop around the city. Starting right at the Inner Harbor in the heart of […]

Looking at Ludlam.

(research.) Some of the controversy in Miami around real estate development in the railroad that might one day carry the Ludlam Trail reminded me of an early challenge we had on the Atlanta Beltline, but I hadn’t seen it for myself. I finally made it out there on a borrowed […]