Requests: road safety
920 E Ponce De Leon Ave Decatur 30030, United StatesEvery morning as kids are walking to school, people speed down Ponce from Sams crossing headed west and run the red light at Sycamore St. This needs immediate attention before someone gets hurt or killed. I’m not sure what to do—maybe a speed bump, extra sign, or enhanced crosswalk is needed?
336 Huron St Decatur, GA 30030, USADrivers come around the corner at 319 Huron Street way too fast. When cars are parked on both sides visibility is poor and I have had to honk to prevent being hit. Speed bumps or other measure is needed to slow drivers down!
202-298 Garland Ave Decatur, GA, 30030, USAThe sidewalk on the east side of Garland Ave is in extremely bad condition and poses a safety risk to the many residents who use it. Some concrete sections are displaced as much as 2-3" above/below their adjacent sections. Please level the uneven portions of this sidewalk as has been done with other sidewalks in Decatur.
- Acknowledged by: Decatur, GA
863-937 S Mcdonough St Decatur, GA, 30030, USAI live at 933 S McDonough. The photo I included is a speed bump in the far off distance that is not visible on either direction. Therefore, it causes people to speed down the hill on either direction, hit this speed bump and lose control. The speed limit is also 35 on this street which passes by College Heights school establishment. Just since Oct 2018 this has lead to 3 major accidents, 2 involving drunk drivers. One driver luckily hit our car on the side of the road at 1:30am which stopped further possible catastrophes. A second accident ended in the drunk driver hitting the street pole in front of College Heights at 4:30pm landing her in a ditch in the park. Most recently, a hit in run occurred at 5:15pm this evening involving plowing down my mailbox and carrying my recycling can down the street at high speed. My concern is the high speed on a street with a school and many pedestrians. There is a need for not only more speed bumps, but visible speed bumps. Since the tragedy on Candler this fall, many residents use our street as a through street. I would just like to take all precautions to protect the pedestrians on the sidewalks. These erratic drivers have been very fortunate to not injury anyone, but next time it could be one of our children or neighbors. This is one of many mailboxes we have gone through and sadly no one has ever had the decency to stop and apologize. Again, very glad to lose a mailbox and not one of my children or neighbors.
837 W Ponce De Leon Ave Decatur, GA, 30030, USA
Hello City of Decatur:
Public-right-of-way hazard is at, roughly, 2177 Ponce de Leon Ave., which is in the City limits, given recent annexation.
The map would not allow placement at the correct address.
A large stump has been abandoned on the sidewalk in front of 2177(?) Ponce de Leon Ave. for many months.
I had noticed it in the past but was reminded of it yesterday when I crashed my bicycle into it.
(I was thrown into the oncoming roadway lane and was spared death by a lack of motor traffic.)
Bicycling this stretch of sidewalk is normal use, as bicycling down the state highway there is . . . less than ideal.
That is, city residents bicycling to and from work and school in the Clifton Corridor use this sidewalk regularly.
So, the stump needs to be removed for safety of the public right of way.
Thank you for your time.
246 Winter Ave.
City of Decatur
417 Sycamore Dr Decatur, GA, 30030, USAHi there, the new apartments on the south side of Avondale metro are great, and it’s wonderful to have our parking lot back for Marta. There is an issue of the driveway to the garage crossing a pedestrian way. There’s no indication to either drivers or peds that there could be a safety conflict there. I treat the intersection like a stop sign, but others might not. Please help us keep peds (kids!) safe. Thanks.
Thanks! Thanked!Drexel Ave & Emerson Ave Decatur, GA, 30030, USA
We’re having a resurgence of people blasting through the Drexel/Emerson stop signs with unbelievable recklessness. With school back in session and the large influx of new young families into Lenox Place, it’s going to result in something horrible. Our daughter can’t cross the street in front of our own house because people are running the intersection constantly.
- The “Stop Ahead” sign leading up to the intersection is completely engulfed in a group of trees. There is no way a driver can see it. It needs to be moved further north.
- The stop sign facing south on Drexel at Emerson is twisted and bent away from the street. It needs to be replaced. The “Stop Ahead” sign facing south is fine.
- Rumble strips need to be installed leading up to the stop signs in both directions on Drexel Avenue. Painting stop sign warnings all over the street will be expensive (and probably ignored). Rumble strips get attention, even when a driver is glued to their cell phone. There's an intersection near the beltline that had people constantly running a stop sign. Rumble strips brought the violations to zero. They’re cheap, easy to install, and they work.
- Repaint the existing white lines at the stop sign with fresh reflective paint
My immediate neighbors and I are sick of this. We’ve all had too many close calls from people (some of whom live in the neighborhood) running the intersection. I see a near miss almost every day. We've been asking for this since the beginning of the year. The cost of these improvements will pale in comparison to an accident, especially if a child is involved. The city needs to fix this NOW before someone gets killed.
983–1045 W College Ave Decatur 30030 United States
The Barney-colored planters being installed on the asphalt of West Howard are an absolute eyesore. This just adds insult to injury in the disaster that is Reimagine West Howard.
Who chose these ridiculous colors? Who decided that putting planters and seating in the street made any sort of sense? Are we to believe that anyone wants to sit on blacktop with road rage speeders hurtling by five feet away? If there was a desire to sit on West Howard don’t you think the existing benches in the grass would be a better choice?
Who is the person who made this decision of behalf of the property-owners of West Howard Avenue? What research was done to assure no negative impact on our property values? Please provide access to all documentation showing proper diligence by the city and who, how and when these decisions were made.