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Stephen Dorage inside Decatur November 22, 2019, 2:26 PM

Do you support the Low Cost Improvement Alternative 1?
Yes


What improvements or changes would you like to see on Alternative 1?
Would like to be sure the "slip lane" coming down from East Lake Road into the Parkwoods is ended with this Alternative 1. It looks like it is, but want to be clear that cars traveling north on East Lake must stop at the Stop Sign before turning right into the Parkwoods.


Do you support the Intermediate Cost Improvement Alternative 2?
No


What improvements or changes would you like to see on Alternative 2?
Alternative 2 uses more concrete that looks like it would block our (264 W. Parkwood Rd.) our access to cross the street from our driveway to turn left, to the Stop Sign at E. Parkwood coming down hill from East Lake Rd. And then turning left or right on W. & E. Parkwood. This stops me from considering Alternative 2.


Rank the intersection improvements based on your preferred priority (1- being most preferred, 6- being least preferred).



Additional Comments.
The first priority should be "No Thru Traffic" signage during rush hours on East Lake Road and Ponce de Leon as folks turn into the Parkwoods. We have to discourage the amount of traffic on our streets.

The maps enclosed are very small print and not as clear as we had hoped. This leads me (and possibly others) to have question still about Alternatives 1 & 2. We want less thru traffic, slower speeds, eliminated large truck traffic and make sure walkers are safe. Those have been the goals for a while and we hope Alternative 1 is enough to correct those issues. Again, signage to curtail cut thru traffic, especially at rush hours (school bus times!) should also be priority #1. Thank you!

Name not available inside Decatur November 22, 2019, 1:04 PM

Do you support the Low Cost Improvement Alternative 1?
Yes


What improvements or changes would you like to see on Alternative 1?
We want to be sure that we can come out of our driveway (264 W Parkwood Rd) and legally turn left around the circle to the stop sign, so that we can turn onto E Parkwood towards Decatur as we do now.


Do you support the Intermediate Cost Improvement Alternative 2?
No


What improvements or changes would you like to see on Alternative 2?
The raised median of Alternative 2 would prevent the residents of 264 W Parkwood Rd from exiting their driveway and turning left to the stop sign to take E Parkwood to Decatur. Instead, they would have to turn RIGHT out of their driveway, go to the East Lake Rd 4-way stop sign and make a left turn and an immediate U-turn back to E Parkwood to Decatur. Such a U-turn would be very dangerous.


Rank the intersection improvements based on your preferred priority (1- being most preferred, 6- being least preferred).



Additional Comments.
re: signage for trucks on East Lake Rd approaching the E/W Parkwood traffic circle that clearly directs trucks to the alternative/detour route.

Claude Sitton inside Decatur November 20, 2019, 4:08 PM

Do you support the Low Cost Improvement Alternative 1?
Yes


What improvements or changes would you like to see on Alternative 1?
I support both but prefer Alternative 2. With both, the existing speed humps / tables need to be replaced or rehabbed in addition to the installation of the four "proposed speed tables." Most of the existing tables have been reduced to insignificance by re-paving (East Parkwood) or deterioration. I think the East Lake to East Parkwood intersection needs a physical median to choke off traffic from cutting the corner across the painted gore with the removal of the right-hand slip lane. Also, as noted, there is a large problem with vehicles running the stop sign at the bottom of the hill coming down from East Lake. If at all possible, it would be great to choke that turn and, if possible, place a speed table across the point where traffic is coming into the neighborhood. The uphill, exiting side when not need this. Finally, neither alternative addresses the cut-through street running between East and West Parkwood; it needs to be choked up. The street and turns are very wide and the vehicles using it, particularly those heading downhill towards West Parkwood go fast and frequently run the stop signs (which on the downhill side is largely obscured).


Do you support the Intermediate Cost Improvement Alternative 2?
Yes


What improvements or changes would you like to see on Alternative 2?
I support both, but obviously lean towards this one as it implements more physical barriers. As suggested to Alternative 1, the existing speed tables/humps need to be rehabbed as well as installing the additional speed tables proposed. Particularly on East Parkwood, the existing speed humps were almost flattened out when the road was re-paved three to four years ago. As with Alternative 1, the intersection at East Lake in East Parkwood needs a physical barrier at the point where the right turn slip lane is being removed. If not, I can foresee many vehicles cutting across the painted gore past the end of the plastic bollards. The turn needs to be physically choked up to actively discourage large trucks from entering at that intersection and to provide additional safety for pedestrians and for bicyclists using the sharrow. Also, neither alternative does anything to choke or slow down traffic on the cut-through street that runs between East and West Parkwood.


Rank the intersection improvements based on your preferred priority (1- being most preferred, 6- being least preferred).



Additional Comments.
Thank you for the study. Looking forward to any improvements as the volume of traffic is getting progressively worse.

Name not shown inside Decatur November 6, 2019, 6:05 AM

Do you support the Low Cost Improvement Alternative 1?
Yes


What improvements or changes would you like to see on Alternative 1?
The E Lake intersection is critical.
Definitely eliminate the slip lane - it's an open invitation to cut through the neighborhood.
A hybrid version where there is a raised median at E Lake intersection might be more effective.



Do you support the Intermediate Cost Improvement Alternative 2?
Yes


What improvements or changes would you like to see on Alternative 2?
Some landscaping on the median from E Lake.
Bike lane on E Parkwood from E Lake to Ponce


Rank the intersection improvements based on your preferred priority (1- being most preferred, 6- being least preferred).


Name not shown inside Decatur November 2, 2019, 10:27 PM

Do you support the Low Cost Improvement Alternative 1?
No


What improvements or changes would you like to see on Alternative 1?
I have no problem with the proposed speed tables on East Parkwood. I’m not sure I understand the benefit of having speed tables right at the intersections with Ponce. I would like to see better protection for cyclists at the intersection with East Lake. As a person who rides a bike every dayThrough that intersection, I’d suggest not even bothering with the sharrows. They really do nothing on the road like that.


Do you support the Intermediate Cost Improvement Alternative 2?
No


What improvements or changes would you like to see on Alternative 2?
Better protection for bicycle riders at the intersection with East Lake. Please don’t even bother with sharrows. I wish they worked, but at that high traffic intersection cars won’t give them a second look. I’m particularly concerned about the uphill section. It is very difficult for people riding bicycles to navigate the Line of cars leading up to the stop sign Given the steep uphill. A bike lane there would be fantastic.


Rank the intersection improvements based on your preferred priority (1- being most preferred, 6- being least preferred).



Additional Comments.
I would like to see more protected Bicycle lanes. I write those roads as an active adult, but I would never take my children on them without a protected bIke lane, which is a shame, since it is a key route from the path trail to places like Fernbank and Emory. More protected bike lanes could also get more people out of cars, which is the major problem in the first place with these streets

Name not available inside Decatur November 2, 2019, 12:50 PM

Do you support the Low Cost Improvement Alternative 1?
Yes


What improvements or changes would you like to see on Alternative 1?
Increased raises crossing/speed bumps


Do you support the Intermediate Cost Improvement Alternative 2?
Yes


What improvements or changes would you like to see on Alternative 2?
Inclusion of greenery at East Lake


Rank the intersection improvements based on your preferred priority (1- being most preferred, 6- being least preferred).



Additional Comments.
No turn during certain hours might be the only way to truly reduce hours, Not sure if an exception can be made for residents

Name not available inside Decatur November 2, 2019, 12:48 PM

Do you support the Low Cost Improvement Alternative 1?
Yes


What improvements or changes would you like to see on Alternative 1?
More speed tables throughout the neighborhood


Do you support the Intermediate Cost Improvement Alternative 2?
Yes


What improvements or changes would you like to see on Alternative 2?
I'd prefer to keep the landscaped median at East Lake and Parkwood


Rank the intersection improvements based on your preferred priority (1- being most preferred, 6- being least preferred).



Additional Comments.
I'd love to see a no right turn at Parkwood and East Lake except for residents--not sure if this can be done

Name not shown inside Decatur October 31, 2019, 8:47 PM

Do you support the Low Cost Improvement Alternative 1?
No


What improvements or changes would you like to see on Alternative 1?
1) Roundabout at Scott and W. ponce and East Parkwood and West Parkwood and North Parkwood
2) Roundabout at Parkwood and Paden and East Lake


Do you support the Intermediate Cost Improvement Alternative 2?
No


What improvements or changes would you like to see on Alternative 2?
See response to no. 1. I don’t mind speed bumps but oppose closing off access to Parkwood rd from East Lake.


Rank the intersection improvements based on your preferred priority (1- being most preferred, 6- being least preferred).



Additional Comments.
Additional consideration should be given to fact that East Lake Marta station renovation could also create opportunities for making better access between East Lake and West Howard/College Avenue. Please give serious consideration to a roundabout at Scott and Ponce, which would help slow down traffic on Scott Blvd and make this extremely dangerous intersection safer. Thank you.

Name not shown inside Decatur October 30, 2019, 6:13 PM

Do you support the Low Cost Improvement Alternative 1?
Yes


Do you support the Intermediate Cost Improvement Alternative 2?
Yes


Rank the intersection improvements based on your preferred priority (1- being most preferred, 6- being least preferred).


Name not shown inside Decatur October 30, 2019, 3:30 PM

Do you support the Low Cost Improvement Alternative 1?
No


What improvements or changes would you like to see on Alternative 1?
I do not believe alternative 1 should be implemented. It is too costly and unnecessary.


Do you support the Intermediate Cost Improvement Alternative 2?
No


What improvements or changes would you like to see on Alternative 2?
I do not believe alternative 2 should be implemented. It is apparently even more costly and unnecessary. Is there a huge need for bicycle lanes on this road? Has a need been demonstrated?


Rank the intersection improvements based on your preferred priority (1- being most preferred, 6- being least preferred).



Additional Comments.
It pains me to see funds spent so wastefully. The City cannot even paint crosswalks, yet money is spent on scoping projects like this. Unfortunately folks will be against this spending, but the city will likely still move forward with some level of implementation. Its very unfortunate.