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Poll: What’s the most annoying type of Atlanta Beltline patron?

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With this being election season, it’s time these Beltline knuckleheads get called out. Vote now!

A photo of the Beltline’s Eastside Trail on a recent Saturday afternoon, orderly functioning as it should.
The Beltline’s popular Eastside Trail on a recent Saturday afternoon, orderly functioning as it should.
Curbed Atlanta

The Atlanta Beltline’s wildly popular Eastside Trail just turned five years old, and in that time, it’s cemented itself as a safe, clean, inspiring, and geographically unifying city amenity enjoyed by millions of people from all walks of life—from around the world.

But it’s rife with jackasses.

In the spirit of election season, it seemed an appropriate time to reminisce on mind-boggling stupidity, utter cluelessness, and embarrassingly selfish behavior witnessed on the Beltline’s most patronized stretch over the course of this past half-decade.

And now it’s up to you, Atlanta, to cast a vote and crown the city’s most prolific Beltline dunderheads of all.

Curbed Atlanta

Below you’ll find a list of general annoyance categories that should cover the most frequently spotted of Eastside Trail culprits.

Write-ins are also welcome. Just keep it civil, please.

And for Beltline enthusiasts feeling especially productive, head over to the official compendium of “Atlanta Beltline Etiquette” for a quick lesson on how not to be a jackass.


Which is the most annoying type of Beltline patron?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Wild Child on Bike/Scooter/Skateboard
    (106 votes)
  • 2%
    Tourist Who Clearly Can’t Ride a Bicycle, Riding a Bicycle
    (87 votes)
  • 0%
    No-Shirt Guy in December
    (29 votes)
  • 7%
    Pet Owner Who Doubles as Moving Clothesline
    (230 votes)
  • 48%
    The Oblivious "Hey, Let’s Have a Conference In the Middle of a Multi-Use Path Frequented by 2 Million People Per Year" Crowd
    (1454 votes)
  • 25%
    Aggravated, Hurried, Self-Important Lance Armstrong Wannabe
    (758 votes)
  • 1%
    Anyone On Rollerblades
    (34 votes)
  • 1%
    Anyone On Something Motorized That Goes Like 40 Miles Per Hour
    (59 votes)
  • 2%
    Tipsy Mom on Cellphone, Pushing Stroller(s)
    (67 votes)
  • 0%
    Scribbling Taggers
    (28 votes)
  • 4%
    Anyone Transporting, By Various Means, Very Loud Music
    (130 votes)
  • 1%
    (37 votes)
3019 votes total Vote Now
But hey—the occasional jerk beats no Beltline, right? The Eastside Trail in 2010, left, and at birth in 2012. Happy belated birthday.
Photos: Curbed Atlanta