In 2019, drivers around Atlanta spent more than 80 hours stuck in traffic; generating pollution and frustration, while costing each of them over USD $1,200 on average.

The nightmare is typical of cities across the US, a country that’s seen infrastructure investment as a share of GDP steadily fall, despite its population growing.In the absence of a federal plan, Georgia’s capital is now embarking on a multi-billion dollar push to fix its challenges.

But with a city to keep moving, a deep-rooted culture of driving, huge sites spread over several miles and the world’s busiest airport on its doorstep – the task is not exactly straightforward.

 

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