While a bridge connecting the venue to the Cobb Galleria Centre might allow some pedestrians to access the stadium, suggesting this as a way to alleviate parking issues ignores the fact that the Galleria and Cumberland use their own parking lots — and will probably not have extra spaces.
Westbound traffic on I-285 is horrific every afternoon. Because the three right lanes back up, the left lanes get jammed with people trying to jump the line. People trying to exit onto Cobb Parkway, and those heading to I-75 southbound, must share the exit with others.
Cobb County power brokers are justifiably proud of wresting a jewel from Atlanta’s crown, but they seem to have taken leave of their senses when it comes to employment, parking and traffic issues.
CAROLINE KNIGHT, ATLANTA
Too much secrecy,
too many giveaways
It is appalling that the deal to move the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County was done in such secrecy. Even more appalling is that the Cobb County Board of Commissioners is willing to offer up a large financial package (in part, at least) at taxpayer expense.
A countywide referendum should have been done. Many problems exist with this move, and there should be input from the entire Atlanta metropolitan area.
ROSS BURKHEAD, MARIETTA