The Decatur Bicycle Map is very popular and supplies are nearly gone. The City would like to hear from residents and map users about any changes you would like to see in the new map. So far the following updates have been noted:
- The newest bike lanes on Commerce.
- Adding water fountain locations.
- Any new sharrows that were put down.
- Also the new city limits to include Parkwood.
Your comments are welcome! Feel free to post to Decatur Metro or contact Fred Boykin. Fred.Boykin@decaturga.com
Decatur commissioner Fred Boykin sends in this announcement…
You remember Paul Taylor, the cyclist struck and killed on N. Decatur Rd (near Superior) two years ago this April? Local riders put up a Ghost Bike memorial to him, but it disappeared after a few months. The City has been in contact with Ms. Taylor and others to dedicate a bike rack in his memory on the grounds of the Old Courthouse (where Clairemont intersects Ponce). The dedication will take place on Saturday, March 15th at 10 am. The rack will replace the old ribbon style one located near the Thomas Jefferson sculpture. Invitation above. Here’s the program. The public is invited.Bike Rack Dedication Honoring Paul H. Taylor – 1958-2012Welcome& IntroductionsFred Boykin, Decatur City CommissionerRemarksBarbara TaylorUnveiling of Bike RackMemorial Bike RideOld Courthouse SquareDecatur, GeorgiaMarch 15, 201410:00 AMCity of DecaturBike Friendly Atlanta
Here are the details from Decatur Commissioner Fred Boykin…
Tuesday, March 18! Please join fellow cyclists, metro area mayors and other elected officials for the ninth annual Georgia Rides To The Capitol event as we ride to the state capitol in support of better cycling conditions in Georgia. The Decatur ride will be led by Decatur City Commissioner Fred Boykin and leaves from the E. Lake MARTA station (north parking lot) at 10:45 am. The route is an easy paced, 5 mile ride and will be police escorted to the capitol (not the return).Governor Nathan Deal is expected to address the cyclists at noon. FREE registration (registrants are covered by event insurance). FREE commemorative leg bands for all who register. Donations gladly accepted! Details on the web site. Click here for the details.If the “here” link doesn’t work – the site address is www.GeorgiaRidesToTheCapitol.
The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition announced their annual awards last week and one of Decatur’s commissioners received a notable honor. From the press release…
This year, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s Blinkie Awards launched The Inaugural Fred Boykin Lifetime Achievement Award: Fred Boykin, Decatur City Commissioner and owner, Bicycle South. Commissioner Boykin has been a dedicated public servant committed to making it safe for kids to bike and walk through the Safe Routes to School initiative. Through his leadership, Decatur schools now support higher rates of biking and walking to school than any other metro Atlanta school system, attracting new residents while helping children stay healthy and active. He is also the owner of Bicycle South, Inc., a Decatur-area business since 1972.
In preparation for another run for his District 1 Decatur City Commission seat, Fred Boykin has relaunched his website. On Facebook, he writes…
So. It’s 2013 and four years have passed. I’ve decided to run for another term and I would greatly appreciate your support and vote this November 5th. The website is up and running, www.fredboykin.com. And please feel free to contact me at email@example.com. I would like to hear from you. Decatur is our community.
I am pleased to announce my intention to seek another term on the Decatur City Commission. It has been an honor and a privilege to represent this community since I was first elected in 2001. Decatur has certainly changed since then. We have a vibrant Square, downtown residential, a bustling Oakhurst, and a crackerjack school system – just to name a few of our community’s many accomplishments. We’ve updated many of our city buildings – City Hall, Fire Stations 1 & 2, the Recreation Center and Glenlake Park. We’ve created new Boards to help guide our community – the Active Living Board, Environmental Sustainability Board, and soon to come – the Lifelong Communities Board. The list goes on.
However, there is still much to do – infrastructure enhancements like the Church Street redesign, N. McDonough and the railroad crossing improvements, plus Public Works, the Beacon Hill Complex and the Calloway Building are all in the design phase or under construction. We have annexation and taxation issues plus new zoning guidelines to work out. An update of our tree ordinance and a number of our other codes is needed. The list goes on.
I have taken part in these kinds of decisions since I was first elected and I believe I have fairly represented Decatur and tried to do what was in the best interests of our community. I say now what I said in 2009: I do my homework, keep up with the issues, listen to the community and then vote for what I believe best for Decatur. I believe my efforts when combined with the high level of involvement of so many of you have helped Decatur become the community that it is – the community we care so much about.
I ask for your support and your vote this November. My campaign website will be up shortly and I will be out in the community to hear your thoughts. If you would like to contact me before then, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call.
Fred Boykin, Decatur City Commission, District 1