What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Let's start painting "The BIG Picture" in our comprehensive master plan by sharing some of our favorite ideas for live, work and play in Huntsville.
(@rbank633)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Schlitterbahn Cedar Fair consolidation

With today's sale of the Schlitterbahn water parks to the Cedar Fair Group up in Ohio, this might a great opportunity for Huntsville to proactively reach out to Cedar Fair to see if they would be willing to put in a " Dual Park" facility here in Huntsville. With Huntsville's expected growth in the coming years this would a great asset in tearms of corporate and individual recruitment. If we had this here locally, our ...more »

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(@jamesdonovanphillips)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Fix the Dug Hill/72 intersection

With today's deadly crash, the city needs to prioritize whatever they plan on doing to fix that intersection. Last I heard, there was no momentum to putting up a stop light, so they intend to make drivers turn right to enter traffic. They need to find a way to have a decel lane nearby if they intend to move forward with their "turn right to turn left" idea! Thank you

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(@agj.hsv)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

341 Overpass/Bypass Connecting Southwest and Northeast HSV

While 431 does get to south memorial, it would speed up traffic if there was an overpass or bypass that took traffic over the congested hospital area (obviously with the option to exit) and merge onto the parkway (options to go north and south) Additionally, it would be a pipe dream, but nice if near the mountain at 431 the highway split and you had the option to take the overpass to south memorial (talked about above) ...more »

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(@john.majerle)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Public drinking fountains

I was reasonable impressed with all the renovation/restoration of Big Spring Park until today, when I noticed that the public drinking fountains had been removed? Why?? Drinking fountains aren't a luxury - they are essential for public safety, especially as the temperature climbs during spring and summer. And while the city is at it they should also provide public drinking fountains every mile or so along all the greenways ...more »

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(@trlemonds)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

We need a new local newspaper.

If you want to find out what is going on in Huntsville you will find very little in our local Huntsville, oops, Alabama newspaper. We need a newspaper that tells the people of our area about many of the Big Picture ideas as well as hundreds of events that happen every month in our fantastic part of our planet. The local TV stations do a pretty good job of doing this in the morning but not our Newspaper. The Athens newspaper ...more »

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(@larry.mason)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Police Bicycle Patrols

Now here is an idea that will float like a lead balloon with city leaders, and police officers, Huntsville needs to put a bunch of our finest, police officers on bicycle patrols. If we seriously want to encourage safe bicycle ridership then having police on bikes accomplishes many goals. One, police officers become more empathetic with the cyclists and experience what cyclist face on many of our roads. Two, the police ...more »

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(@bindibkitty)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Promoting kids

"Grownup" events for young people help promote and encourage development of young talent, ambition, and confidence. An art fair showcasing art from the under-18 population would give kids their own venue to bring attention to future stars. Panoply is awesome, but why not dedicate one of the days to youth-only displays of arts? Or a section of the park? Better yet a separate weekend? Too many kids are given the idea ...more »

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(@bige00)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

City(cities?) & Redstone Work together to make access easier

There are several ideas on here about roads around the Arsenal and work that needs to be done to them. What I'd like to submit is the actual access on and off the base and how it is needs to be SIGNIFICANTLY improved at all of the major gates. In the 12 years I have been here and worked on the Arsenal, it has actually been worsened at Gate 1, Gate 9, and at least the roads to Gate 7. Now the city is undertaking a project ...more »

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(@bige00)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Developers and/or property owners to maintain their roads/lots

For an example of the problem, see this: https://nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=106207564&comment=244542133&ct=GyLSib3UR5iU12K9H2ItMZgYEJjubfkLQVWUNoXn3ud7mms3X-mlS3KbayuhBd7o&ec=CUuITXfgC4y3JTZ2xRbYqsCEDVfj1pLaDEEEO8rW-uw%3D&lc=135 This is repeated in the Jones Valley development where the ring road has sunk extremely low in places, and the cut through road from 4 Mile Post to Bailey Cove road almost requires a 4x4. ...more »

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(@rbank633)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Big sports access for Huntsville

My post here is directed to John Stallworth. Mr. Stallworth, could you possibly in the near future maybe bring the Steelers here to Huntsville for a pre-season game played at Lewis Crews Stadium? This would give us here in Huntsville a chance to to see a major sports franchise in action. Please give this some thought Mr Stallworth. Thank you Sir.

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(@eddiepolkhill)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

traffic at 255, 565, madison pike

Guys, Its time. the city has got to get it together and tackle this issue before the new businesses start to come onto the arsenal. The interchanges between these roads (565, 255, Madison pike) with the merge by "zippering" into traffic with a 270 degree on/off ramp is the biggest hold back on traffic. create actual ramps(overpass) to get onto/off of these roads to keep traffic moving. the only way to start this though ...more »

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(@davenorthal)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Greenway Water Fountains

I am a frequent user of the greenways in the Huntsville area. I would like to promote the idea of placing water fountains directly on the greenways. Water fountains could be placed at some regular interval, perhaps every mile. I realize that some of the parks adjacent to the greenways have water, but it would be nice to have direct access to water.

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