North McDonough Streetscape Transformation

Landis Evans + Partners, formerly Sprinkle Consulting, led the development alternatives, guided the locally preferred alternative selection, and conducted the master plan and horizontal geometric design stages of this $2M project for the City of Decatur, in Metro Atlanta. Working in tandem with prime consultant URS, the Landis Evans staff led the development of feasible concept options (one street-based bicycling accommodation alternative is shown here; the two-way multi-use path alternative that Landis Evans developed was recently the one selected). Landis Evans staff was central in the city’s hosting of the workshops for adjoining property owners, key stakeholders in the corridor, and the general public. The locally preferred alternative project selection received enthusiastic praise from the Atlanta Regional Commission staff and has the full support of the City Council. The alternative moving forward transforms the number of motor vehicle travel lanes from 4 to 2 along N. McDonough Road from College Ave to W. Trinity Place, adds a two-way cycle track (multi-use pathway) within its west side, and creates parallel parking with flourishing landscaped buffers to separate the sidewalks, bike path and roadway. Effective mid-block crossings are being designed by the team to enhance the pedestrian environment.