The City of Decatur made changes to encourage cycling, and the work paid off.
The League of American Bicyclists recently named Decatur a "bike-friendly" city at the bronze level.
The Decatur Minute blog on the city webpage noted,
Over the past several years, the City of Decatur has added bicycle lanes, bicycle racks, and sharrows. Two new bike stores have opened. and there are group bike rides that occur on a regular basis in Decatur. Bike Valet parking was added to the two major festivals, the Decatur Arts Festival and the Decatur Book Festival. Walking and riding bikes around the city has become more commonplace as people feel safer and more comfortable on their bikes.
Decatur is new to the list. Other Georgia cities that previously earned bronze ranking were Athens-Clarke County, Roswell and Tybee Island.
The three American cities receiving the top-ranked platinum designation were Portland, Oregon; Davis, Calif. and Boulder, Colo.