Gas Prices Too High? Ride the Midtown Trolley
Posted September 1, 2005 | Atlanta
In the midst of rising gas prices, Atlanta residents now have a free alternative for getting around Midtown, the new Georgia Tech Midtown Trolley Loop. Running from Georgia Tech's Technology Square at Fifth and West Peachtree Streets to Piedmont Park and back, the Midtown Trolley route services many of Midtown's hotspots.
Starting Tuesday, September 6 the Georgia Institute of Technology, Technology Square, the Piedmont Park Conservancy and the Midtown community will present their promotion, "Trolley Nights in Midtown." The promotion runs Tuesdays, Sept. 6, 13, and 20 from 6 - 9 p.m.
Customers riding the new complimentary Georgia Tech Midtown Trolley Loop will receive specials from the merchants at Technology Square and other Midtown merchants along the route. A list of each night's specials will be distributed on the Georgia Tech Trolley along with an "I Rode the Midtown Trolley" sticker.
The Midtown Trolley Loop operates Monday-Friday from 5 -10 p.m., Saturdays from noon-6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The trolley makes 20 stops beginning at the Georgia Tech College of Management at Technology Square (Fifth and West Peachtree Streets), circling to Piedmont Park via Juniper Street, Ponce de Leon Avenue and Piedmont Avenue, traveling back down Juniper and Peachtree Streets and ending at the Technology Square starting point. For people driving to Midtown, parking is available on the street or at Georgia Tech's 1,550-space parking deck on Spring and Fourth Streets. A map of the entire Loop route is available at www.parking.gatech.edu/midtowntrolley.
The Georgia Tech Midtown Trolley Loop is a complimentary transportation service provided to the Midtown community by the Georgia Institute of Technology and supported by Atlanta Botanical Garden, Midtown Alliance, Midtown Neighbors' Association, and Piedmont Park Conservancy. The goal of the Midtown Trolley Loop is to strengthen community-building efforts, provide improved access, promote local businesses, and to encourage and support a pedestrian-friendly experience.