Impact of Music Midtown on community

- Music Midtown attracts more than 100,000 people. It has become so popular, it now overwhelms some people who live and work in Midtown.

“Traffic has definitely gotten out of control closing an entire lane of 10th Street down,” said resident Brian Leahy.

Leahy has had a front-row seat to Piedmont Park for the past 15 years but believes all the fencing, construction and traffic diversions has gotten to be too much.

“This year compared to all the other years doesn't have the same fun, festive feeling. It seemed as though we are being taken advantage of this time around,” said Leahy.

FOX 5 News talked to several park goers who said the serenity of the green space left last Thursday when the construction crews moved in.

“Several times we had to jump out of the way when you saw the guy with the golf cart zooming around,” said park visitor Emily Baker.

“Sounds like a construction zone to sum it up. They are breaking down a lot of things,” said park visitor Eugene Roberts.

Charles Asik's bicycle commute has been disrupted. He is so fed up he started an electronic petition that demands more respect and a thoughtful approach to the gigantic concert.

“My feeling is it is not a public park right now. It is a private park taken over for a private event,” said Asik.

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