At the request of a number of residents, the City of Decatur, GA has conducted a review of speed limits and several other traffic related issues within the jurisdiction. Based on this research and adopted policies, a comprehensive, City-wide update for speed limits is being proposed to improve consistency and to improve conditions to support the community’s vision of Decatur as a safe, walkable and bike-friendly place for all ages. Revising speed limits at a comprehensive community level provides the opportunity to create a consistent policy for areas of similar land use and character.
This proposal is, in large part, inspired by the Georgia Department of Transportation’s adoption of a Complete Streets Policy in 2012. This policy requires the Department to “routinely incorporate bicycle, pedestrian, and transit (user and transit vehicle) accommodations into transportation infrastructure projects as a means for improving mobility, access, and safety for the traveling public.” This mirrors the Complete Streets policy adopted by the City as part of the Decatur Community Transportation Plan (CTP) enacted in 2008, which was the first transportation plan in the United States to incorporate a Health Impact Assessment.
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