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Metro Atlanta's Place in Commuting History
Credit: David Montgomery/CityLab

It comes as no surprise that single-occupancy commuting trips threaten both regional air quality and personal sanity. But did you know that methods of commuting have shaped urban landscapes throughout history? The metro Atlanta region's dependency on vehicles and road infrastructure is closely linked to Georgia's history and overall economic development. As transportation methods evolved from walking to horseback to streetcar, and eventually individual cars, urban landscapes evolved in kind.

(Pst, have you signed up for the Biketober Atlanta Bike Challenge yet? You could win an electric bike just for registering!)

Green Communities Spotlight
The City of Sandy Springs offers several incentives to employees to encourage carpooling, vanpooling, and taking transit to and from work. In addition to free, secure bike parking facilities at City Springs, shower facilities are also located on-site for biking and walking commuters. The smart parking deck under the City Green has designated parking spaces for carpool and vanpool participants. Lastly, the city offers a financial incentive of $50/month towards transit or vanpool passes for employees using the service at least 3 days per week.

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