Virtual Open House and Workshop Planned for Railroad Crossing Improvements at Atlanta Avenue

Make plans now to join us on Wednesday, December 9, from 6-8pm for our Virtual Open House and Workshop for Decatur’s planned railroad crossing improvements at Atlanta Avenue. Registration is now open.

The workshop will include a main session with an overview of the project and three separate discussion group sessions focused on:

-Pedestrian/Bicyclist Priorities
-Streetscape Improvements and Landscape Amenities
-Traffic Calming and West Howard Avenue Refined

The main session should last about 30 minutes and each discussion group session will have three 30-minute segments starting on the half hour (6:30pm, 7:00pm and 7:30pm) to provide you with the opportunity to engage in each group, if interested. The group sessions will begin about 30 minutes after the main session starts. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

You can register for the main session and any or all of the group sessions by clicking on the links below:

Register for the Main Session and the Pedestrian/Bicycle Discussion Group

Register for the Streetscape and Amenities Discussion Group

Register for Traffic Calming and West Howard Avenue Refined Discussion Group

Help us in planning improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists, traffic calming, landscape features and streetscape amenities for the project. The planning team of Landis-Evans & Partners and Atkins will build upon your contributions and the comments and ideas provided by participants in the previous workshops to make the rail crossing and intersection safe and comfortable for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.



In August, 2019, the City Commission approved the concept plan for the Railroad Crossing Improvements at Atlanta Avenue. The plan includes a new, simplified crossing at Adair Street between West Howard Avenue and West College Avenue and a modern traffic signal system at the new railroad crossing and at Olympic Place. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, planning for this important community improvement was suspended last March.


For general information about the planning process and the approved concept plan, please visit  

If you’re unable to attend or who have additional thoughts, workshop materials also will be posted here by December 11. Comments are welcome until December 23 and can be emailed to Hugh Saxon, Deputy City Manager.