Bike Decatur Virtual Community Workshop

Join us for an interactive virtual open house to learn about the Decatur Area Bike Plan (Bike Decatur)! The Decatur Urbanized Area Transportation Study (DUATS) along with its partners Decatur Park District, City of Decatur, Macon County, and the Village of Mt. Zion are hosting a virtual community open house as part of the planning process to develop a regionwide bicycle plan. Bike Decatur will provide the region with policies, best practices, and strategic direction for implementing a sustainable active transportation system for the benefit of Decatur residents and visitors. Originally anticipated as an in-person event, the open house has been reimagined in a virtual format for the safety of all attendees.

There are two opportunities to participate:
Wednesday March 31, Lunchtime Workshop, Eventbrite Registration
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Wednesday March 31, Evening Workshop, Eventbrite Registration
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

“The Open House is a great way for residents to provide valuable feedback on the direction of the bike plan. Everyone is encouraged to provide their input on the proposed bike improvements,” says Greg Crowe, Planning & Development Manager for the City of Decatur. The virtual meeting will provide an interactive opportunity for participants to learn about, and provide feedback on, the Plan’s recommendations and the proposed bicycle network.

Both lunchtime and evening presentations will be recorded and posted to the project website for those who are unable to attend live. You are encouraged to submit questions and provide
your thoughts on how our regional transportation system can be improved in the future by contacting Planning & Development Manager Greg Crowe at or 217-424-2786. Comments by mail can be sent to the Bike Decatur, 1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza, Decatur, IL, 62523.

A bicycle plan is a published document describing long-range objectives for promoting bicycling as a safe and comfortable mode of travel in a city or region. The plan may include bicycle paths, protected bicycle lanes, bicycle parking, and integration with public transit as ways to promote bicycling as a viable transportation option. This study will be focused on fulfilling the following objectives:
• Prepare design guidance for infrastructure improvements based on industry best practices.
• Develop key recommendations for programs and policies to help achieve Bicycle Friendly City status.
• Propose a bicycle network for the Decatur Area based on analysis, public engagement, and possible funding opportunities.

Media coverage is welcome.

For questions, comments, or more information please contact City of Decatur Planning & Development Manager Greg Crowe at or 217-424-2786, or Project Manager Cheryl Sharp at or 314-446-3793.