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It’s Crossing Guard Appreciation Week

November 13, 2017 - 2:07pm

November 13 – 17 is Crossing Guard Appreciation Week. Be sure to wave, say thank you or make a card to show your appreciation. Our guards wake up early in the morning and stand outside in all types of weather to help our children get to school early. and are an integral part of the Safe Routes to School program.

Let’s show them some love this week!

How to Use a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon

October 31, 2017 - 1:19pm

The City of Decatur is committed to improving the pedestrian, bicycle, and Safe Routes to School networks throughout the city. One of the devices utilized to enhance pedestrian and cyclist travel is the Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon. This device is used at high pedestrian volume locations and allows pedestrians to safely cross streets where a standard traffic signal is not needed. Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons control vehicular traffic at midblock locations, and assist pedestrians in crossing the street at a marked crosswalk. Pedestrians will find comfort in crossing the street at a protected crossing, and traffic will only be stopped as needed. The City of Decatur currently has two Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons, with another currently in the design phase:
1. Clairemont Avenue at Maediris Drive and the YMCA
2. S. Candler Street at E. Davis Street
3. Scott Boulevard at Westchester Elementary School (in design)

Halloween Safety Tips

October 31, 2017 - 8:28am

The City Wants Your Input!

October 24, 2017 - 3:16pm

Halloween Themed Third Friday Bike Ride: October 20 at 6:30 p.m.

October 18, 2017 - 1:15pm

Join  Decatur Active Living for the October Halloween themed Third Friday FUN Bike Ride on October 20. Ride through Decatur neighborhoods and view Halloween decorations. You are encouraged to wear costumes and/or decorate your bike for the occasion. Greg White is this month’s ride leader!

The ride is approximately 6 miles at a slow pace. This is a no-drop ride. Helmets and lights are required. 

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to ride at 6:30 p.m.

For more information about biking in Decatur visit