News: Speak Up for Cycling! Written Comments Sought for Improvements to Haygood Rd

It’s not too late to comment on the proposed cycling infrastructure improvements in the proposed Haygood Road realignment plan.

This is a special opportunity for the cycling community to let DeKalb County know there is community support for bicycle road infrastructure improvements in the Emory/Clifton area. All written comments must be mailed by December 22.

To submit your comments please download this form:

To view the proposed Haygood Road realignment plan please download this file:

Bike Emory urges anyone who can to submit a comment so that county planners are aware of the cycling community’s needs.

See below for Dekalb County’s official statement on the Haygood Road:

  • The project consists of the reconstruction of Haygood Drive between Ridgewood Drive and North Decatur Road. The intersection of Haygood Drive and North Decatur Road would be modified to increase sight distance and pedestrian safety. As a part of this project Bicycle lanes would be constructed along Haygood Drive, and traffic operations would be improved through construction of a dedicated southbound right turn lane.

  • The relocation of Haygood Drive would also create an opportunity for increased green space in front of Druid Hills High School, and would increase storage area for school buses. The project, in conjunction with an adjacent future project to replace the Clifton Road bridge over CSX Railroad, would also provide an alternative route to access proposed Emory Healthcare facilities and would relieve traffic volume on Clifton Road.

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