Survey: Buckhead Community Says No Streetcar

ATLANTA — Traffic is the biggest problem facing the Buckhead community, but there is apparently little widespread support for the addition of a streetcar as a congestion-curbing tactic, a new Buckhead Business Association (BBA) survey revealed.

When asked the biggest problem facing Buckhead, 64.7 percent said traffic. A further 15 percent cited too much crime, while 7.8 percent said the lack of mass transit.

When asked to weigh in on how important bringing a streetcar to Buckhead is, 40.1 percent said it was not at all important, while 15.6 percent it was not very important. Just 14.4 percent said it was very important and 16.2 percent said it was fairly important.

Furthermore, 33.5 percent of respondents said the addition of a streetcar in Buckhead would make the traffic worse or much worse. Just 18 percent said they believe the streetcar would actually make traffic better or much better.

A total of 167 qualified respondents who live, work or play in the Buckhead community participated in the survey.

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