Ari Meier A Brief History of the Personal Automobile Although Americans soon dominated the automobile industry starting over a century ago, the automobile was born in France and Germany in the late nineteenth century. Karl Benz, Nicolaus Otto, Gottlieb Daimler, and Emile Levassor refined the automobile, laying the groundwork for the consumer market. Wilhelm Maybach … Continue reading How Auto Dealerships Might Address the Way Consumers Get Around in the Future
Ari Meier A little over three years ago, Prince was found dead in an elevator in his Paisley Park home/studio. The cause of death was found to be opioid overdose-specifically fentanyl. As fans debated how true this was or floated various conspiracy theories behind the death of this prolific genius, one thing was clear: his … Continue reading How Different is the Opioid Crisis from the Crack Epidemic?
Ari MeierAnd it's not about the percentage of kids on free or reduced lunch. School quality has been a big topic for decades and there seem to be no quick and easy answers. We all usually agree that school quality metrics involve test scores, graduation rates, and parental involvement. School districts can also be affected … Continue reading How Good (or Bad) are Metro Atlanta Schools?
Ari Meier Real data with a little fantasy thrown in for good measure Atlanta vs. New York City For a long time, many have compared Atlanta and New York City. Why, I don’t know. But I’ve heard many refer to Atlanta as “the New York of the South”. One of the many nicknames Atlanta has, … Continue reading How Does Atlanta Compare to New York City?
Ari Meier What's the Scoop on Gwinnett County? In 1970, Gwinnett County, now the second most populous county in Georgia, had a population of 72,349. This is smaller than today’s population figures for major metro Atlanta cities of South Fulton (95,158), Sandy Springs (93,853), Roswell (88,346) and Johns Creek (76,728). Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, … Continue reading The Data Behind Gwinnett County & MARTA
Ari Meier If you must transfer from the blue line to the red or gold line to the airport I analyzed MARTA’s rail times to answer the question: how long would I have to wait for a southbound gold or red line train after transferring from an eastbound or westbound blue line train? Of course, … Continue reading An Efficient Way of Getting to Atlanta’s Airport Using its Subway System
Despite higher median income and traffic counts than other Atlanta suburban areas, trendy fast-casual restaurants shun south DeKalb.