Thanks to everyone who came out last night (May 1st) to the meeting at Decatur City Hall. The bike racks were jammed full. It was standing room only, and it was so inspiring to hear one bike rider after another come forward and speak in support of protected bicycle infrastructure: old, young, men, women, even a kid with her bike helmet on. The Decatur City Commission denied the petitioners’ demands to delay or reexamine the Commerce Street Cycle Track plans. A victory for safe cycling!
There was a very good turnout for the Decatur pedestrian and bike master plan public meeting. Thanks to everyone who came! If you were unable to attend or if you were there and would like to review the plans again, the city has posted the plans here.
The Decatur Bicycle Coalition has been working with the PATH Foundation and the City of Decatur to look into ways to build safe bicycle infrastructure for people of all ages. On 19 October there will be a public meeting where the PATH Foundation will present a proposal for a Decatur pedestrian and bike master plan. We’ve seen the initial draft and it is outstanding. For example, one proposed route would connect Decatur to Kirkwood and the Beltline, thus providing many neighborhoods (downtown Decatur, Oakhurst, Kirkwood, Edgewood, Reynoldstown, and the Beltline neighborhoods) with a protected, multi-use trail system. If you can, please come to the public meeting and show how much support there is for safe infrastructure: Wednesday, October 19th from 6 to 8 pm in the Decatur Recreation Center, located at 231 Sycamore St.
And joining DBC is free, so please sign up to become a member.