With this being Transportation Week—and this being car-centric Atlanta, after all—we’d be remiss to not pay some attention to the snarling, 18-lane gorilla of human mobility in our backyard.
The Connector and its many asphalt offshoots can seem more like impediments to going places in Atlanta than the means of getting there. Take, for instance, the vehicular logjam around the Grady Curve. On Saturday afternoons.
But instead of piling on the tired, perpetual griping about ATL traffic, we opted to set out and try to find beauty in it—somehow.
Ironic as it may sound when discussing highway travel, the quest for gridlock artfulness led to a process of slowing down. Way, way down. As in, opening the lightning-quick aperture for a very long time.
Below is a selection of our dozen favorite photos from the process. They aim to capture the Atlanta skyline (minus Buckhead and friends) with a fresh take on how constant streams of vehicles interact with it.