Memorial drive has a rather deep history dating back to when Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore were the presidents of the United States. Memorial drive was first called Fair street back in 1850 and was one of the many sites where the historical battle of Atlanta took place. As the city of Atlanta grew, so did the use of Memorial drive. Every day, thousands of people use Memorial drive for a multitude of reasons from commuting to work and school to using it as a bypass whenever the local interstates are too congested and can not take another vehicle. Memorial drive traverses between the metro Atlanta counties of Dekalb and Fulton and also may be called county road 278, state road 155, state road 10, or state
road 42. The section of Memorial drive that is being observed is home to a majority african-american population followed by the white and latino populations respectively. Over half of the the residents are in the labor force and the median household income in 2015 was around $51,376. There is no doubt that all the employees that utilize this section of Memorial drive work hard for there money. Since the majority of the people who use Memorial drive are a part of the working class, they have money that can readily be spent on goods and services. With that being said, I strongly feel that Memorial drive, as one entity, reduces the amount of pedestrians that use the street.