City of Decatur considers agreement for master plan for bikes, pedestrians

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 4, 2016
Decatur City Hall.

Decatur City Hall.

The city of Decatur is considering an agreement with the PATH Foundation for a master plan for bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

The agreement, which will cost the city $12,100, is being considered on the City Commission agenda for Tuesday, July 5. The total fee is $24,200, but PATH has offered to pay for half of it, according to the city. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at City Hall, located at 509 North McDonough Street. All meetings are open to the public.

According to the memo attached to the meeting agenda, “If approved, PATH would work with the City to evaluate existing and proposed bicycle and pedestrian facilities in Decatur and to help determine opportunities to develop a city-wide network ofbike/ped improvements. Possible connections with nearby bike/ped facilities outside Decatur would be identified as well. The plan will include recommended improvements in the City’s bike/ped infrastructure, a phasing plan, preliminary cost estimates and a suggested schedule.”

The PATH Foundation is a nonprofit that partners with local governments to build trails, including the trail that runs along College Avenue in Decatur.

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