What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

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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Connect Huntsville and Madison -- Fix Madison Pike Sidewalk Gaps

From start to finish, Old Madison Pike is 5.5 miles and has about 5 miles of sidewalk to the north side of the street. There are two gaps in the sidewalk network. The first is at Madison Pike and Slaughter Road. About 230 feet of sidewalk is missing. The ultimate goal here is getting a crosswalk signal installed, but I have been told by city officials that a crosswalk will not be installed because it needs to connect ...more »

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Remove the bike lanes on Drake Ave

Recently, painted bike lanes were added on Drake Avenue near the Parkway. I am not sure of the motivation behind adding these lanes, but they do very little if anything to make cyclists safer. I have been bike commuting for 10 years along that route and I feel less safe riding in the bike lane than I do riding in the right half of the car lane (as recommended by cycling safety experts.) Riding in the bike lane, the cyclist ...more »

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Elevated Pedestrian and Bicycle Round About

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Kiddical Mass Bike ride for Huntsville

This family event is happening in cities and neighborhoods all across America. Parents and children are joining together and forming weekend rides across their cities to see the sights at human speeds. Huntsville could sponsor this activity. The Mayor's Bike Ride is close and a good start. Huntsville and Madison needs more of these activities.

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Send Hsv road designers/planners to complete street study tour.

As Huntsville increases cycle friendly infrastructure, our civic leaders and planners should take a sanctioned trip to western europe. Many other cities are taking advantage of this and benefiting from the best of the best.

 

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/people-for-bikes-green-lane-project-tours-us-bike-mayors

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Create a Velodrome at the Goldsmith Schiffman stadium

The Goldsmith Schiffman stadium is no longer regularly used since Lee built their new fields. The acreage/surrounding neighborhood is used to occasional events and parking is sufficient for a Velodrome.

Possibly a cool semi-permanent dome structure to protect the wood floor. Could also be used for Roller Derby as well as be a multi - purpose community building.

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