Another interesting item on tonight’s Decatur City Commission meeting.
The owner of 125 East Trinity Ave is requesting the installation of a crosswalk on East Trinity Place between Church Street and North McDonough Street and will pay the cost of installation. This crosswalk would be similar in scale to the one on Ponce near Starbucks downtown, according to a letter to the Commission from Oakhurst Realty’s Fisher Paty.
The stated reasons for the crosswalk are…
To provide a safer alternative to crossing E. Trinity Place. There is considerable vehicular congestion with lots of turning at both the N. McDonough and Church Street crosswalks where we have seen or been a party to several ·’close calls..
To slow down vehicular traffic on E. Trinity Place
To better integrate the retailers and activate the sidewalk on the south side of E. Trinity Place
If approved, I wonder what form the crosswalk would take, since there have been many issues with the faux-brick crosswalks since their installation a few years back.
Map of the location of the crosswalk, courtesy of City Commission agenda