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 »
This idea may be a bit of a stretch due to hydrology and risk concerns, but I think it is worth consideration. Our stormwater drainage channels conveniently create a network of potential travel corridors extensively around Huntsville. With all of the attention, funding, and technical expertise currently focused on expanding/creating a bicycle network, the timing is ideal to explore ambitious projects like this (especially ...more »
I have always liked the Huntsville Depot and the rail services available in other cities. I wish we had the same here for local passenger transportation. Streetcars, trolleys, light rail, subways, whatever the name, they are a delight to me when traveling in cities that have those services available. I love the greenway bike and walking trails too, and I have seen both combined along the same right-of-way in cities like ...more »
What is your best idea to recapture and revitalize Huntsville's 2.25 miles of riverfront?
Monte Sano is an excellent climb for cyclists, and having a bike lane would make it even better! The blind curves and drainage ditch causes traffic to build up and nervous riders. The current traffic lanes are wide, so narrowing each one by 2' would allow a 4' bike lane for cyclists to climb the beautiful roadway and keep traffic flowing!
When we want to improve automobile traffic, we design a better roadway system. When we want to accommodate pedestrians, we install a pedestrian-friendly sidewalk system. So if we REALLY want to be a bike friendly community, we should plan and implement a network of connecting bike trails. Bikes do not belong on the roadways that are meant for automobile traffic with speeds upward of 30 mph. This is not a problem on ...more »