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Name not shown inside Decatur February 28, 2020, 8:22 AM

What is your preferred side of the street? North / South
North


What is your preferred side of the street? West / East
The East side for many reasons.


Additional Comments
#1 fewer driveways impacted.
#2 the cross walk to get to tally is on the east side of the street. Keeping the kids from crossing an additional time. (Why the street wasn’t straightened out still puzzles me). The bulb outs...should be out. They impact bike riders, the city won’t keep them up, leaving us home owners to do so. If you want to slow traffic, please use speed bumps instead. That way we can share the road with bike riders. These streets are too small to put them in as an afterthought. Don’t take our street parking from us. We only have single lane driveways, and most of us don’t have garages....making street parking vital. Thanks.

Name not available inside Decatur February 27, 2020, 10:01 PM

What is your preferred side of the street? North / South
Derrydown - North
No bulb outs


Additional Comments
No bulb outs


What is your preferred side of the street? North / South
As proposed, the north side to save more trees. Trees have a major impact on the beauty and enjoyment of a community. Trees are beneficial in managing runoff and controlling flooding. The current proposal would remove multiple trees at the lowest elevation on the street; this is counter to all best management practices. The current plan would also increase impervious surfaces, which will have a negative impact on both sides of the street, which experience significant flooding to homes and yards, perhaps requiring the CoD or the county to purchase more homes on the street due to chronic flooding.


Additional Comments
Please consider placing the sidewalk on Garden Lane within the existing roadway to avoid adding impervious surface and save existing trees. Please also consider adding a buffer between the sidewalk and the road to collect and absorb all runoff from that sidewalk to avoid aggravating existing flooding to homes along Garden Lane. Please use this buffer to plant new trees and other vegetation to absorb rainwater, create shade, and improve air quality.

Per the City of Decatur Stormwater Management Plan, "When dealing with urban impacts to storm water, there is more than one issue to be
considered. First, the amount of pavement and other impervious areas associated with a City environment causes the amount of runoff to increase. This increase in storm water runoff can lead to: (1) flooding by exceeding the capacity of the City storm drains, (2) streams overflowing out of their banks, and (3) erosion and scouring along the stream corridor such that the natural habitat is lost or degraded. To control these increases, Decatur adopted ordinances requiring developers to capture the extra storm water they generated and to release it back to the environment slowly. This type of storm water management is important and should be carried forward as development continues." Decatur, please take action and follow these recommendations to limit impervious surfaces. Now is the time to act, not to keep paving!

Per the City of Decatur Community Forrest Management Plan, "Our community forest provides us with many environmental, economic, and social benefits and trees are essential components of our community’s infrastructure. Trees provide irreplaceable contributions to our air and water quality, our economic vitality, social interaction and recreational activity, and overall enhance the quality of life in Decatur. Considering these benefits and contributions, our city street trees alone are estimated to be worth over $7.4 million dollars. These valuable and hard-working trees require regular protection, establishment, maintenance, inspection and removal, just like our other city infrastructure.” Please take this opportunity to save the healthy and hard working trees on Garden Lane and to plant new trees that will grow and thrive into the future. Do not minimize the cost of removing even one of these trees; their value is much greater to our well being than the mere dollars it costs to cut them down and pave over yards.

Finally, please do not use bulb out on the street. It has already become very difficult to ride a bike on Garden Lane with the addition of speed bumps. The bulb outs will be dangerous for bikers and will increase the cost of this project when money can be spent in better ways to preserve trees and reduce impervious surfaces.



What is your preferred side of the street? West / East
East

Name not available inside Decatur February 27, 2020, 9:02 PM

What is your preferred side of the street? North / South
North


Additional Comments
The side that protects the greatest number of existing trees should be the priority.

Name not available inside Decatur February 27, 2020, 8:56 PM

What is your preferred side of the street? North / South
North side of Derrydown


Additional Comments
My husband and I prefer that the fewest number of trees be cut down and we like the bump outs.


What is your preferred side of the street? North / South
N/A. Do not live on this street.


What is your preferred side of the street? West / East
N/A. Do not live on Shadowmoor.

Name not shown inside Decatur February 27, 2020, 7:46 PM

What is your preferred side of the street? North / South
North side is Best: much greater visibility; more accessible with fewer slopes, trees, etc. although some trees 927 and 907; small slope/big tree to work around at 831-843 but perhaps a bulbout is appropriate there. Minimize use of bulb-outs for extreme cases and, where implemented, limit extension into road as much as possible.


What is your preferred side of the street? North / South
North better visibility but utilities


What is your preferred side of the street? West / East
WEST is BEST! fewer sloping yards, better visibility; utilities to contend with and big tree workaround 135-147

Name not available inside Decatur February 26, 2020, 8:26 PM

What is your preferred side of the street? North / South
North


What is your preferred side of the street? West / East
West


Additional Comments
I would like City of Decatur to also install a sidewalk on the short part of Hilldale that runs in between Winnona Drive and Shadowmoore.

Name not shown inside Decatur February 26, 2020, 7:39 PM

What is your preferred side of the street? North / South
South


Additional Comments
The south side continues the current pedestrian crosswalk.


What is your preferred side of the street? West / East
West


Additional Comments
West side continues current pedestrian path and is safer when crossing S Columbia. Can utilities be buried in this process to eliminate the power lines/poles?

Name not available inside Decatur February 26, 2020, 4:32 PM

What is your preferred side of the street? North / South
North


Additional Comments
Even though north will be more logistically challenging it is worth preserving the trees.


What is your preferred side of the street? North / South
Based on current designs, north because more trees will be preserved; however, the plan popular with some Garden Lane residents, which involves building the sidewalk in the street and adding a natural barrier to plant trees, could be very successful on the south side. I recall seeing a historic photo of a street in Decatur with many small trees planted along the sidewalk that are now very large, providing shade and adding value to the community. Garden Lane has an abundance of trees, and it would be wrong for the government to consider taking them away when a great solution exists allowing for the preservation of existing trees and the addition of new trees that can ensure the surrounding neighborhood continues to enjoy shade and trees.


Additional Comments
Every effort should be made to preserve and add trees when possible. Healthy trees are directly linked to the desirability and enjoyment of a neighborhood.


What is your preferred side of the street? West / East
West because it is more straightforward and cheaper. In addition, less trees will be impacted.


Additional Comments
West seems to make more sense from a planning and execution standpoint.

Name not available inside Decatur February 26, 2020, 1:19 PM

Additional Comments
Please include a sidewalk on the small section of Hilldale between Winnona and Shadowmoor. This section is very busy with school buses, walkers, bikers and cars. The conditions are very unsafe in the afternoon, especially when it rains.

Name not shown inside Decatur February 26, 2020, 12:57 PM

What is your preferred side of the street? North / South
No preference


What is your preferred side of the street? North / South
No preference


What is your preferred side of the street? West / East
West


Additional Comments
Please add a sidewalk on Hilldale between Winnona Dr. and Shadowmoor. This block is highly utilized by children daily, and adding a sidewalk here would give connectivity to the dirt path and to the existing sidewalks on Winnona Dr.
Regarding the side of the street, I favor the West side since cost is much less and there is already an existing tiny strip of sidewalk on this side near Columbia.
One more comment - please do everything possible to expedite the timeline on the sidewalk. Now that the school has opened, this is an extremely dangerous stretch of road during the morning and afternoon. Thank you!!