Archives for November 2023

Beat the Holiday Shopping Traffic: Why You Should Choose Transit or Carpooling

As the holiday season approaches, the joy of shopping for gifts and spreading holiday cheer can quickly be dampened by the overwhelming traffic congestion. Imagine spending hours stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, struggling to find adequate parking, and feeling the holiday spirit fading away.

But fear not! There is a solution to avoid some of this chaos and ensure a more pleasant shopping experience, and that solution is simply using transit or carpooling.

In this blog, we will explore the reasons why utilizing transit or carpooling during the busy holiday shopping season is not only beneficial for you but also for the environment and your community.


Reducing Traffic Congestion

One of the major advantages of opting for public transit or carpooling during the holiday shopping season is the ability to help alleviate traffic congestion. The increase in vehicles on the road during this time can create gridlock, making it difficult to reach your desired shopping destinations efficiently. By taking advantage of transit or carpooling, you help contribute to reduced traffic congestion, allowing for smoother traffic flow and shorter travel times. Leave the inevitable stress of finding a parking spot behind and hop on a bus or share a ride with others instead!


Saving Time and Energy

Time is precious, especially during the holiday season when there are countless tasks and errands on your to-do list. Driving alone in the bustling traffic not only wastes time but also drains your energy. By choosing public transit or carpooling, you can utilize your travel time effectively. For example, you can catch up on that holiday bestseller, listen to your favorite podcast, or simply sit back and relax while someone else handles the driving. Additionally, you can reduce the wear and tear on your own vehicle by sharing the commute with others or utilizing public transportation.


Environmental Impact

In our increasingly environmentally conscious society, it’s more important than ever to consider the impact of our actions on the planet. The holiday season is notorious for its excessive consumerism and increased carbon emissions due to transportation, but you can actively contribute to reducing air pollution and carbon emissions by giving public transit or carpooling a shot. Multiple passengers traveling in a single vehicle or utilizing public transportation significantly decreases the number of cars on the road, resulting in cleaner and healthier air for everyone.


Community Engagement

Choosing public transit or carpooling during the holiday shopping season gives you an opportunity to engage with people in your community. Carpooling allows you to connect with neighbors, colleagues, and friends, fostering a sense of camaraderie and shared experiences. Similarly, public transportation exposes you to diverse individuals and cultures, enhancing the social fabric of your community. You can even embrace the holiday spirit of togetherness and make new connections as you all navigate through the busy shopping season together!


Learn How Atlantic Station Makes Taking Clean Trips Easier

As you start gearing up for the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday shopping season, remember that there is an alternative to battling busy traffic and scarce parking. Transit or carpooling can transform your shopping experience into a smoother and more enjoyable experience, while simultaneously benefiting the environment and your community. Make a conscious choice to reduce traffic congestion, save time and energy, minimize your carbon footprint, and engage with your surroundings. This holiday season, let transit and carpooling be your commute of choice while you step out and get gifts for your loved ones around Atlantic Station and beyond.

Click here for more information about how Atlantic Station makes taking clean trips easier.

Happy holidays!

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The Easiest Way to Reach Cirque du Soleil at Atlantic Station: MARTA!

The dazzling world of Cirque du Soleil is coming to Atlantic Station from November 5th, 2023, till January 21st, 2024. As anticipated, the events promise a spectacular series of performances combining poetry, stagecraft, daring acrobatics and technology while exploring the delicate balance between people, animals, and the world we all share.

However, before you immerse yourself in this extraordinary show, you might be wondering how to get there with the least amount of hassle. That’s where we come in, offering you the inside scoop on the most convenient and stress-free way to reach Cirque du Soleil at Atlantic Station.

Below, we’ll cover why MARTA, and CobbLinc if you’re coming from Marietta, are the best overall options for commuting to this event.



We believe MARTA is your best choice for getting to Cirque du Soleil at Atlantic Station for a few reasons, listed below:


  1. No Parking Hassles: We all know the headache of trying to find parking in the busy streets of Atlanta. With MARTA, you can leave your car behind and forget about the parking ordeal altogether, as thousands of people will be attending these events, with many of them searching for parking spaces. Enjoy a stress-free journey without the hunt for that elusive parking spot.
  2. No Traffic Worries: Atlanta’s traffic can be a nightmare, especially during popular events. MARTA allows you to bypass the traffic chaos, ensuring you arrive at the event on time, without the stress of bumper-to-bumper traffic.
  3. Cost-Effective: At just $2.50 a trip, MARTA fares are budget-friendly, so you won’t break the bank getting to the event or paying for parking. In fact, you can allocate your savings to something special at the Cirque du Soleil show or treat yourself at one of the Atlantic Station retailers.
  4. Environmentally Friendly: Opting for MARTA is not only convenient but also environmentally beneficial. By choosing public transit, you’re reducing your carbon footprint, making your journey to Cirque du Soleil a little more eco-friendly.


Getting There: The MARTA Way

Now that you understand why MARTA is a solid transportation option, here’s how you can reach Cirque du Soleil at Atlantic Station using MARTA:


Take the red or gold line to Arts Center Station. From there, it’s a breezy 20-minute walk to the Pinnacle Lot, where the event is hosted.

Alternatively, you can hop on the free Atlantic Station shuttle at Arts Center Station, which will take you to the Atlantic Drive stop. This is just a quick 5-minute walk from the event venue.


MARTA offers a couple of bus options for your convenience:

  • MARTA Bus 37: This route connects West Midtown, Atlantic Station, and Arts Center MARTA. It’s a fantastic choice if you’re looking for a convenient bus ride to the event.
  • MARTA Bus 94: If you’re coming from West End MARTA, Georgia Tech, or Arts Center MARTA, this bus route includes a stop at Atlantic Station, making it a great choice for getting to the show.


Getting There: Taking a CobbLinc Bus

Visitors coming from Marietta, Cumberland, and Arts Center MARTA can take advantage of CobbLinc bus options:

  • CobbLinc Route 10: This route connects Marietta, Cumberland, Atlantic Station, and Arts Center MARTA. It’s an ideal option for those located in these areas.
  • CobbLinc Route R10: Similar to Route 10, Route R10 connects Marietta, Cumberland, Atlantic Station, and Arts Center MARTA. Choose the one that best suits your location.

Note: Please check MARTA and Cobb Linc schedules and routes for any updates or changes. Atlantic Station provides a handy shuttle tracker that lets you keep an eye on the shuttle’s real-time location. You can access this useful tool here.

You can also check here for an overview map of the shuttle’s route.


Learn How Atlantic Station and ASAP Make Taking Clean Trips Easier

As you prepare for another exciting year of Cirque Du Soleil, remember that there is an alternative to battling congested streets and packed parking lots. Transit or carpooling can transform your commute into a smoother and more relaxing experience, while simultaneously benefiting the environment and your community. Let transit or carpooling be your commute of choice while you step out and attend this unforgettable event.

Click here to learn more about using MARTA to get to Cirque du Soleil.

Happy commuting!

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