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Old Posted Dec 30, 2013, 12:19 AM
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Sorry, but you left out a little Ole city 130 miles ENE of you.
it wasn't a list...
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Sorry, but you left out a little Ole city 130 miles ENE of you.
What's going on in Trenton, GA?
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That greenway is a pretty cool idea. It will go a long way in transforming that area. Plenty of businesses will want to locate there just for that.
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What's going on in Trenton, GA?
The BELTLINE IN ATLANTA, puts anything to shame in BHAM. Bad attempt at levity.
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The BELTLINE IN ATLANTA, puts anything to shame in BHAM. Bad attempt at levity.
With the creation of this park [Red Mountain Park], according to the Trust for Public Land, Birmingham will have 17.9 acres of public green space per 1,000 residents, ahead of top ranked Minneapolis with 14.3 acres per 1,000 residents. The Birmingham News, January 28, 2005. Source

Red Mountain Park itself is 1,108 acres. 191 people for each acre.

The BELTLINE IN ATLANTA is 2,544 acres. 174 people for each acre.

Both are ongoing, monumental projects that deserve recognition, especially in a part of the country where suburbanization is the first thought when open greenspace is discovered.

TimCity said, "i think it's safe to say that VERY few cities in the country are touching birmingham when it comes to the preservation and expansion of green space within city limits." Last I checked, the word "VERY" did not immediately strike Atlanta off the list for leaders in preservation and creation of public greenspace.

Yes, the excerpt I quoted in the first paragraph was from 2005, but the very fact that the city lead the entire nation at any point in the past 20 years is quite an achievement. TimCity made a perfectly reasonable claim; maybe in the future you could inquire as to what else is occurring in/around Birmingham before making a petty argument.
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The BELTLINE IN ATLANTA, puts anything to shame in BHAM. Bad attempt at levity.
Ha! I thought you were referencing Chattanooga. That makes it even more funny. Break out a map, hero. Atlanta is east.
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The BELTLINE IN ATLANTA, puts anything to shame in BHAM. Bad attempt at levity.
Isn't the belt line project more of an Atlanta region project? Meaning it's not all in Atlanta city limits? That's how I understood it to be, but I could be wrong. Anyway, the parks mentioned in this thread: Railroad Park, Red Mountain Park, Rotary Trail, and Ruffer Mountain Nature Preserve, are all part of then Birmingham area's Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System. You should look it up if you have the time.

http://redrocktrail.org
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With the creation of this park [Red Mountain Park], according to the Trust for Public Land, Birmingham will have 17.9 acres of public green space per 1,000 residents, ahead of top ranked Minneapolis with 14.3 acres per 1,000 residents. The Birmingham News, January 28, 2005. Source

Red Mountain Park itself is 1,108 acres. 191 people for each acre.

The BELTLINE IN ATLANTA is 2,544 acres. 174 people for each acre.

Both are ongoing, monumental projects that deserve recognition, especially in a part of the country where suburbanization is the first thought when open greenspace is discovered.

TimCity said, "i think it's safe to say that VERY few cities in the country are touching birmingham when it comes to the preservation and expansion of green space within city limits." Last I checked, the word "VERY" did not immediately strike Atlanta off the list for leaders in preservation and creation of public greenspace.

Yes, the excerpt I quoted in the first paragraph was from 2005, but the very fact that the city lead the entire nation at any point in the past 20 years is quite an achievement. TimCity made a perfectly reasonable claim; maybe in the future you could inquire as to what else is occurring the Birmingham before making a petty argument.
Very well said, tascalisa!
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Isn't the belt line project more of an Atlanta region project? Meaning it's not all in Atlanta city limits?
Actually 5405, the BeltLine is totally within the City.

http://beltline.org/

And thanks for the cool link to the Red Rock trail system.
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The BELTLINE IN ATLANTA, puts anything to shame in BHAM.
It's not a contest.

My statement was meant to illustrate the great strides that Birmingham is making in the arena of green space creation and preservation.

Atlanta appears to be doing the same.

Moving on....
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Great concept...I wish Nashville would do something like this!!
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Very well said, tascalisa!
Thanx, atlantaguy.

Btw, everyone, in the post that atlantaguy quoted, near the very bottom of that post I meant to say "occurring in/around Birmingham" instead of "occurring the Birmingham"... sorry for the error. I'm sure most of you understood what I meant.
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Alabama definitely needs all the help it can get.

http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf...alabama_4.html
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Ha! I thought you were referencing Chattanooga. That makes it even more funny. Break out a map, hero. Atlanta is east.

I said ENE, you look at a map!!
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Can't both cities be doing great things?

The rotary trail looks great btw.
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Can't both cities be doing great things?

The rotary trail looks great btw.
Of course they both can. And yes, it does look great.

(the following is not a criticism of anything AtlantaMustang said, I just didn't want to have to make two consecutive posts)

Honestly, though, as "bigstick" said, Alabama could use all the help it can get, and I don't think any Alabama forumer would deny that. That is why all of us are excited and optimistic about the activity in Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Mobile, Decatur, Tuscaloosa, Auburn-Opelika, Daphne-Fairhope, etc..., etc..., etc...

Two of Alabama's metro areas (3 if you want to include Columbus-Phenix City), are among the 15 fastest growing in the United States.

Alabama has a long way to go, but it is certainly petty for an outsider to use his/her words to push the state down.

I've officially had my say. None of what "bigstick" has said is indicative of how any of our Atlanta forumers feel, in general, by any means. I have noticed a great desire by a significant number of members in this forum for Birmingham to succeed. That is all this thread is, and should be, about.

As the initial, and ultimate, author of this thread... I will no longer update it if certain others will visit only to negatively criticize or belittle.
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While I'm not specifically assigned to this forum, as a mod, I would like to remind everyone of a few things:

For outsiders, we strongly discourage, and in fact out-right ban, trolling or vs. threads. So far, the vs. has only been implied. It will go no further than this.

For hometowners, always remember that all kinds of folks regularly view other city threads to see what's going on. It may sometimes seem like a small room, but there are no locked doors. This is simply to say that it's always good to be clear and accurate in what one posts. That's not to excuse non-natives from pointing out incorrect facts or exaggerated opinions, but it certainly fends off such and prevents such interventions by outsiders in the first place.

Have fun with the thread, and everyone remember that just because something can be said doesn't mean it has to be said.
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I've officially had my say. None of what "bigstick" has said is indicative of how any of our Atlanta forumers feel, in general, by any means. I have noticed a great desire by a significant number of members in this forum for Birmingham to succeed. That is all this thread is, and should be, about.

As the initial, and ultimate, author of this thread... I will no longer update it if certain others will visit only to negatively criticize or belittle.
Yeah, I happen to be very fond of Birmingham and only wish to see it continue to do well. These are exciting times, and this Atlantan enjoys and looks forward to your posts here (as well as the many other contributors).

Please don't let the misguided remarks of one stop you from posting.
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Haha, don't worry Atlantaguy. I later regretted expressing my frustration over such insignificant comments, but I try not to edit my posts just to avoid embarrassment.
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