Atlanta can attribute much of its success to its means of transportation, from one form to another — railways spreading like fingers of the hand; airlines connecting us to the world; mules pulling streetcars shuttling residents to downtown offices … and more to come. I have previously described mobility as man’s “fifth freedom,” facilitating access to jobs, shops, parks and the rest of the city. I was proud when the 1996 Olympics introduced our community of Buckhead with the international bicycling competition.
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