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Huntsville Bike Park & Urban Trails

Our city has done a great job of welcoming adult cyclists on roads, but where can our kids and new bikers ride? At the new Huntsville Bike Park & Urban Trails System! This complex would be one of a kind in the southeast, with three skill-building pump tracks to accommodate everyone from toddlers on strider bikes to expert riders on BMX-style dirt and purpose-built features. Add to this another 10-20 miles of multi-use ...more »

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Provide out-of-state training on road patch repair techniques

I'm simply worn out driving around Huntsville and being shaken and battered on almost every, single road that I drive on. Neighborhoods are the worst, but you can go on just about any road in Huntsville apart from 565 and the Parkway and be jarred almost non-stop driving on horrible patches, dips, sunken spots, bumps, lumps, etc. I think I have been over every single type of terrible patch, in this one city, that I ...more »

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Incentives for keeping mature trees?

Is there a way to have incentives for keeping mature trees when redesigning an area? Developers (or possibly the city) seem to have a habit of removing nice, big, old trees, and putting in dinky, little, new ones. However, it is the mature trees (to me at least) that ground a landscape, provide large amounts of shade and clean air, give places to sit and read or have a picnic, etc.

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Huntsville Underground

Since Huntsville is built upon a system of caves, has there been any exploration into converting those caves into something similar to Louisville's Mega Cavern? http://www.louisvillemegacavern.com/

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Downtown Signature Skyscraper(s)

Tall UNIQUE buildings and structures in a city resonate with people. Beautiful, unique, tall buildings put on public display the vibrancy of a city as a whole and may inspire other businesses to build unique downtown buildings. It may seem so trivial but often times a city is judged by how lively it's downtown is, nice grandiose buildings being a major focal point of that. Imagine Chicago, NYC, LA or even Nashville ...more »

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Reverse Locations of Memorial Pkwy Exit and Entrance Ramps

For most of the service road ramps on Memorial Pkwy, the exit ramp for each intersection is at the bottom of the downhill end of the overpass for the previous intersection and the entrance ramp for each intersection is at the beginning of the uphill end overpass for the next intersection. This requires all of the merging on the "mainline" to occur on the overpasses. The older overpasses over University Dr, Governors ...more »

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Bringing peace back

Lets shut down Strata Form's 3rd shift from operating anymore. It is located within 30 yards of the back doors of the people living on Robinhood Lane, as well as some others on willow ridge . They run all night with doors open. Loud machinery, beeping sounds, fork lift horns, people shouting. They need to shut down 3rd shift, or better even,,close and relocate to a suitable industrial arear,,not the back yard of a residential ...more »

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Indian Creek Blueway

Clean and maintain Indian Creek from Providence at the north end of the creek to Madison Pike on the south end. I have floated this area in a kayak with my wife and had to portage around a couple of blockages. There was one area where a local had used rebar in an attempt to build a dam. There is some overgrowth and a few shallow places. Strictly enforced catch and release fishing. This would be so much fun!

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Nice neighbors keep neighborhoods nice.

Recommend - garbage cans and other refuge be placed on the curb for pick-up NO SOONER than 4 PM the night before pick-up and cans removed from the street the SAME day as the pick-up.

 

Is there an ordinance or should there be?

 

This is being neighborly to keep our neighborhoods orderly and nice looking and keep properties valuable.

 

We got this idea from a New Jersey Face Book post – seems if they can we can too.

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Playground for greenway

I would love to see a gathering play space in the Jones Valley area along the greenway between Lendon and Valley Hill Golf Course. There are a ton of families in this area that use the greenway and it would be nice to have a playground like the one way down by Challenger and the one by Publix on Mnt. Gap. Please consider this idea, it would be an asset to the community and our children. Thanks

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Rideshare vehicles should be clearly marked

This weekend, a friend of mine had a life threatening experience. While driving late downtown, a group of strangers suddenly got into her car and expected her to take them for a ride. She thought she was getting robbed! It turns out they were Uber customers who simply got in the wrong car. This is becoming more common in cities across America, and making scary news stories everywhere. The root cause is that most rideshare ...more »

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City Center Designation

It seems the best location for this may be at the current location of the Madison County Courthouse. Huntsville should designate a “City Center” with both GPS coordinates and word addresses. The “City Center” could be designated with proper signage leading to the location. It simply state "City Center" instead of a made-up “marketing” name. The Huntsville City Center should have a Wi-Fi spot and tourist information ...more »

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