Last night the Decatur City Commission approved $1 million in funding for the long-planned Commerce Drive “cycle track”, which will connect the bike lanes that are part of the North McDonough Streetscape improvements to the planned Church Street “cycle track” just north of the city. (In case you’re wondering where the $1 mil will come from, here’s the breakdown – $550K from County HOST revenues, $200k from the Path Foundation, $200k – City’s Capital Improvements Fund and $50k from the Alexan.)
Though this has long been discussed, the above rendering is the first street view I’ve seen of the project.
During his presentation to the Commission, Deputy City Manager Hugh Saxon stated that 60% of residents are willing to bike if they feel safe. So this project is part of a larger effort to expand Decatur’s dedicated biking infrastructure, so more people will consider jumping on their two-wheelers and heading into town.
So, based on the rendering above and that lacking description, how are you feeling about the chances that you’ll utilize the coming cycling lanes on Commerce and around Decatur?
And before you answer, here’s the route map for all you visual learners…
Rendering and map courtesy of the Decatur City Commission Agenda