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Decatur Diary | December 9, 2022

N. Decatur Road Effort Underway; Online Survey Opens

On Wednesday, December 7, nearly 50 Decatur and DeKalb residents came out to help shape a safer, more habitable future for North Decatur Road.

City officials, public works employees, members from local neighborhood associations, and representatives from Marta, Emory, and Dekalb County joined them in learning more about the difficult corridor and sharing personal experiences and ideas for improvement.

Representatives from AECOM, the engineering firm hired by the city, outlined the process, what will happen at each stage, and how the public can become or remain engaged. The need for a strong collaboration between Decatur and DeKalb County was stressed and community participation was actively encouraged as critical to the project’s success, particularly as it relates to portions of the roadway outside the control of the City.

Residents review exhibits illustrating different aspects of the North Decatur Road corridor.

Attendees then met over breakout tables where they completed a survey and shared their ideas, from concerns over speed and congestion to the need for safety and accessibility improvements.

Review the presentation (3.8mb PDF) | View the exhibits (9.3mb PDF)

WHAT’S NEXT?

Moving forward, the team will be reviewing survey responses and other input, breaking it down into categories, summarizing feedback, and sharing it with the community.

Input collected will then guide the design process. Resident goals and industry best practices will be combined into multiple concepts to be presented at the next public workshop, expected in May or June of 2023.


Stay tuned to Decatur Next for updates.

MISS THE MEETING?

Fear not. The community survey completed in hard copy at the meeting is now available online for your input. The survey will remain open until February 15, 2023 so click through to help guide the future of North Decatur Road.

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