By the way, I am allergic to cigarette smoke. Not judging those who smoke.
The Southbound # 85 drops me off at the intersection of Roswell Road and Azalea, somewhere near that white Porsche that you see in the picture below. After getting off the bus, I cross Roswell Road (where you see the crosswalk, near the black car) and then the little crosswalk near the yield sign and get over to the grassy area, from where I took this picture. I simply walk my bike while crossing the road.
Here is another view of the lovely Chattahoochee.
And, then; it is a short, but enjoyable ride to Riverside road. Now-a-days, I take the shortcut, through the lake.