The Atlanta metropolitan area is home to approximately 5.5 million people. With this level of population, business commuter traffic is always a concern.
On the positive side, Atlanta has a highly developed transportation system, including 47.6 miles of heavy rail, 91 bus transit routes, 1,600 licensed taxis and over 45 miles of bike paths.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
MARTA operates a network of bus routes linked to a rapid transit system, almost exclusively in Fulton and DeKalb counties, with bus service to two destinations in Cobb county and a single rail station in Clayton County at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Routes & schedules: www.itsmarta.com
Driving in the U.S. differs from driving in Germany:
i.e. “taking a red turn on red”, how to behave if a police car stops you (stay in your car, remain calm and put your hands on the steering wheel) or how to behave in case of a car accident). Rules in Georgia: www.dds.ga.gov
Atlanta Per Pedes:
The 4th of July Celebration in Atlanta, the Peachtree Road Race is just one of several event in Atlanta that starts in Buckhead near Lenox Square Mall and ends in Piedmont Park after 6.2 miles. Today the Peachtree Road Race is one of the world’s largest 10K with 60,000 runners and walkers. AJC Peachtree Road Race: www.peachtreeroadrace.org