In Bogota, Colombia the city pretty much shuts down a large portion of its nicer street areas to vehicle traffic almost every Sunday and holiday to allow for an event called "Ciclovía" where tons of people come out to run, bike, walk, etc. One of my first weekends there I went to check it out, and I was surprised how much participation there was. Not only tons of people out enjoying the nice weather while doing something ...more »
Good news all you bike riders and walkers. Aldridge Creek Greenway expanded north from the Wal-Mart neighborhood store to the golf course. The trail is so beautiful and construction is almost complete. Only a small amount of construction remains before it's ready for public use and the grand opening. But the trail 's new expansion dead ends at the golf course, separating south Huntsville from the Target shopping ...more »
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A cinder track (or even gravel) or rubberized track around the Big Springs Park area would encourage Huntsvillians to exercise more and give those of us who already exercise a nice venue to run laps on a soft surface. Sidewalks are bad surfaces for running, and Huntsville has no cinder track at all. The only rubberized tracks for use by the public are far from downtown.
There are many examples of city wide street closures for biking walking and exercise. Look at the joy on these peoples faces as the ride, walk and play in their city streets. Consider closing lanes on Whitesburg all the way to Weatherly Road, then close two lanes of Weatherly, to Todd Mill, and connect up to the Aldridge Greenway. Thus we'd have a route from downtown to Ditto Landing. Just think how much fun ...more »