North Decatur Road Could Be Narrowed to Two LanesDecatur Metro | August 27, 2013 | 10:52 am
Michael points out this AJC blurb from way back on Aug 5th...
‘Road diet’ considered for North Decatur Road
A “road diet” is one possibility under consideration for revamping North Decatur Road from Clairmont Road to Willivee Drive, which traverses both DeKalb County and Decatur.
On June 21, 2012 Jianchang Wu was killed by a car while crossing on foot at the Landover Drive intersection, and bicyclist Paul Taylor was killed by a truck near Willivee Drive April 30, 2012.
A “diet” for this heavily-traveled stretch (19,000 cars daily, though only those two fatalities) would include cutting North Decatur from four to two lanes, adding sidewalks and bikes lanes on each side.
Bill Banks for the AJC
Also, the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association website reported this morning on preparations for a Road Safety Audit being conducted on North Decatur between Church and Clairmont, who’s recommendations COULD end up including “road diet measures, sidewalk improvements, additional crosswalks, and repaving N. Decatur.”