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Pedestrian overpass between Big Spring Parks

Has any thought been given to creating a nice, wide, pedestrian overpass to connect both sides of big Spring Park? It could not only be functional, but could be a landmark if designed to allow space (maybe could be used by a small vendor--think Venice, Italy bridge). It would also be very useful for events like Panoply, and if another event were planned to close that section of Church (like Slide the City) it could be ...more »

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Major Bike/Ped Lanes Downtown

As we encourage more bicycle and pedestrian traffic in downtown Huntsville, I'd like to see us create certain bikeways/pedways that could serve as major arteries for this type traffic. While railroad beds are a natural fit for this type of corridor, trying to get access to active rail rights-of-way can be challenging. Working with the city to create bike/pedestrian paths within existing autoways seems like a much better ...more »

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Roads

Six lane Airport, Drake and Bob Wallace. Extend the Northern Bypass to Winchester and on to 72. Bridge and create a cloverleaf or half cloverleaf system at Dug Hill a 72. If you extend 565, people are going to get hurt. Extend the acceleration lane coming off Ryland Pike. Improve access by adding a single lane bridge veering off eat bound side a bridge over. Beg, grab, plead and make deals to push forward the Arsenal ...more »

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The Need for Hiking in the Woods.

Huntsville has a high population of highly creative individuals of all ages and backgrounds. We need to nurture this innovativeness by providing hiking or biking trails through our forests. While it may seem obvious that a good hike through a forest or up a mountain can cleanse your mind, body, and soul, science is now discovering that hiking can actually change your brain… for the better! Aside from the almost instant ...more »

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Jobs

It would be wonderful for people on government assistance to be able to get a job. Most people feel much better getting a pay check rather than a government check. I would like to see private funds available to help these people find a job. The reasons I can think of for getting a job are: education, personal hygiene, dress, good teeth, resume, problem solving skills, self-esteem, motivation, and others. If we could ...more »

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Expand Shuttle Bus Hours and/or Days

I met a widow and mother who moved here to Huntsville, and who was trying to finish her degree at a local college. She was dependent on the bus system here to get back and forth to school. She can't afford to buy a car right now, and using taxis/Uber fares every day are a bit out of her budget. Huntsville is a city where you need to own a car to get around. It is fantastic that we have the Shuttle bus that allows our ...more »

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The new Huntsville-Redstone Arsenal regional plan

This isn't a proposal (although if it's true, let's go for it!). It's a question...I heard on NPR this morning that Huntsville and Redstone Arseanl might partner on a multicounty plan that might involve surrounding counties like Morgan, Limestone, and Marshall Counties plus Madison County. It was just a one sentence statement. Do you have any details on this effort, like major players and so forth? It sounds like a good ...more »

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Recreation Activities and Classes

I moved here a year ago and have been unsuccessful in finding Recreation Activities and Classes- I have concluded that the city does not sponsor any besides a few sports programs. I propose the current Parks and Recreation department to expand and create classes for kids and adults to include the current sports offerings in addition to courses like community foreign language classes, performing arts, health and wellness, ...more »

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Connect Huntsville Visual Marketing

A centralized Huntsville logo and color scheme to connect our wide-spread city. Then use it on: 1. Banners on main streets/interstate/highways, downtown, research park, Parkway, Monte Sano Blvd for example; 2. HSV local businesses - a sign on storefronts with same logo/color scheme; 3. Seasonal marketing items like summer patio umbrellas with color scheme at city parks/recreation/museums or Christmas banners along public ...more »

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