Decatur finds new bike, pedestrian route around Trinity TriangleAn artist's rendering of the Trinity Triangle development. Source: Oakhurst Realty Partners
Construction of the Trinity Triangle project forced the city to close off East Howard at Trinity to bike, pedestrian and car traffic. The city’s initial estimate for the closure was almost two years.
But the city has come up with another solution to restore bike and pedestrian access in this area.
According to the city, “The new crossing is located between the construction site (west) and the triangle where N. Candler Street meets E. Howard (east). Look for the pedestrian crossing beacon and the street paint. Cyclists and pedestrians traveling east on the PATH Trail or north across E. College Avenue may now cross E. Trinity Place at a new temporary crossing. Cyclists and pedestrians traveling west across E. Trinity Place may now safely make their way across E. College Avenue or west on the PATH Trail.”
The city advises people to “be careful.” While the crossing is well-marked, it’s also closer to the railroad crossing. This is a temporary solution, the city says.
When the Trinity Triangle is completed, it will add about more than 200 apartment units in Decatur’s city limits, as well as new space for retail.