South Candler walk planned for GDOT study

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 24, 2016
A large group of people cross S. Candler St. at Kirk Rd. in Decatur on their way to school during the Big Walk on South Candler event on Wednesday morning. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

A large group of people cross S. Candler St. at Kirk Rd. in Decatur on their way to school during the Big Walk on South Candler event. File photo by Jonathan Phillips

Local officials are encouraging residents to use the newly-installed crosswalk on South Candler Street as part of a Georgia Department of Transportation study.

The study, a pedestrian count, will be conducted on Wednesday May 25 and Thursday May 26 from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

“Folks of all ages are encouraged to get active on your way to school, work, or even just a morning stroll,” an email from Winnona Park Elementary says. “Walkers, cyclists, skaters, and even dogs can join in the fun.”

The City of Decatur and Winnona Park Elementary are encouraging pedestrians and cyclists to use the new crosswalk at South Candler and East Davis streets.

“Based on their observations, they will determine what type of pedestrian signal to install,” the email says. “GDOT hopes to collect this data before school lets out so that they can make the improvement before the fall.”

In January, Winnona Park organized the “Big Walk on South Candler Street” to demonstrate support for safe crossing options on the busy street.

 

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