Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Meeting starts at 6 p.m. in city hall.
A community workshop to discuss alternative plans for pedestrian safety improvements at Clairemont, Church Street and Commerce intersections and bike lanes on Church Street will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in city hall. About 40 people attended a similar workshop in September, at which the city unveiled the possibiltiy of building a roundabout at Church and Lucerne streets. The Atlanta Regional Commission has awarded Decatur a $2.1 million grant through its Livable Cities Initiative (LCI) for bike and pedestrian improvements along Clairemont, Commerce and Church streets. The bike/pedestrian improvement plans can be found on the City of Decatur website.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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Money will be used for pedestrian and bike improvements in the Clairemont/Commerce/Church streets area.
The Atlanta Regional Commission has awarded Decatur a $2.1 million grant through its Livable Cities Initiative (LCI) for bike and pedestrian improvements along Clairemont, Commerce and Church streets. Some of the possible changes discussed at public meetings in September include a traffic circle at Church and Lucerne streets, new sidewalks and crosswalks and bike lanes. Deputy City Manager Hugh Saxon said the total cost of the project is now estimated to be $4,161,790, with the city’s contribution at $1,152,360. The city’s contribution includes $400,000 in offset funding that Marta gave Decatur.. In an email, Saxon broke down the funding like this: Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd said Tuesday, “We appreciate the Atlanta Regional Commission’s …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Decatur would like residents to look at the documents on the city website and fill out the questionnaire.
The Decatur city staff has posted information on the city website about possible bicycle, pedestrian and safety improvements in the Commerce-Clairemont-Church area. This information was presented in printout form last Monday at a transportation workshop but was not immediately posted online. Included are sketches showing a possible traffic circle on Church Street, the placement of bike lanes and sidewalk improvements and a questionnaire for citizens to tell the city what they think of these ideas. The city is urging residents to fill out the questionaires. The city is applying for grants for the project, which is expected to cost $3.5 million total. The city will be responsible for about $475,000. Deputy City Manager Hugh Saxon has said …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Decatur Police Chief Mike Booker says officers are citing cyclists and jaywalkers to make the city's streets safer.
Bicyclists and pedestrians have learned the hard way that breaking traffic laws in Decatur can be expensive. Decatur Police Chief Mike Booker said his department has ticketed at least 30 bicyclists in the past year for such offenses as running stop signs, going through a red light or failing to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk. At least one cyclist was stopped and given a warning, Booker said. Under Georgia law, bicyclists are considered vehicles and are required to obey all of the same traffic laws as motorists. Jaywalking pedestrians have also been ticketed, Booker said, after officers spent time at Decatur's busy intersections trying to educate walkers about obeying the law. It's all part of the Decatur Police Department's efforts …