The City of Decatur and the design team of Landis-Evans & Partners/Atkins would like your design ideas and comments on the top ranked concepts for improving the Atlanta Avenue railroad crossing.
Welcome! Whether you attended the Preferred Design Alternative/Refinement Final Public Workshop on February 28 and want more information, or you missed the workshop but would like to participate, you have come to the right spot. The graphic displays (links are below) will give you the same materials that the attendees of the Final Public Workshop received. We have listed each document along with a description of how it was used at the workshop.
- 1 – About the Project - Provides detailed information on the various aspects and history of the Railroad Crossing Improvements @ Atlanta Avenue.
- 2 – PedBike Paths - Displays the travel patterns of vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists within the project area.
- 3 – Community Goals - Shows “word clouds” highlighting the greatest areas of concern and the most favored solutions, concepts and ideas. It summarizes project goals and objectives that have been developed from community engagement.
- 4-6 – Workshop #2 Project Concepts - There were three boards displaying the concepts which emerged from November’s Kick-off Open House and Workshop and from the online Kick-Off Workshop. After thorough analysis, these concepts were deemed infeasible due to either high cost, operational inefficiency, the need for significant property, or some combination thereof. The three concepts include:
- 7 – Matrix – Summarizes the results of the evaluation conducted by the project team. Evaluations were based on a combination of community evaluations of the concepts, modelled intersection effectiveness, expected pedestrian connectivity detour, and relative cost.
- 8-10 – Top Ranked Concepts – The three top ranked concepts after the team evaluation were refined with additional detail. These refinements provided higher level visuals than the previous workshop that better described the expected roadway geometry and lane striping throughout the intersection. The three top ranked concepts were:
- 11 – Atkins – Community Enhancement Features – Illustrates several examples of community amenities to help prompt ideas by participants on the Worksheets described below.
- 12-15 – Workshop Worksheets – Each of the top ranked concepts were made available to participants to share design ideas for public amenities that extend beyond the scope of the facility geometry alone as well as provide general comments regarding ideas for elements of components. The worksheets correspond directly with numbers 8-10 above but include an enlarged drawing and comment space:
- Thank You!- Stay tuned for project updates from the City of Decatur. Please feel free to forward this to any friends and neighbors who may be interested in participating.
We encourage you to participate in this Online Workshop to provide your Design Ideas and General Comments. The deadline for submissions is March 18, 2019.