What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Mitigating the Great Wall of Parkway

Aside from being ugly, the Parkway is antithetical to all forms of unmotorized traffic, whether that traffic is moving parallel to the roadway or attempting to cross it. It cuts a scar through Huntsville from south to north, in many places creating a no-man's land that isolates neighborhoods and business districts. But the thoroughfare does have its purpose (moving automobile traffic) and we are stuck with it. What can ...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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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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Pedestrian crosswalks

One of the changes that's talked about a lot and seems to get a good bit of support is making Huntsville more pedestrian and cyclist friendly. It seems to me that having more crosswalks would be an obvious way to move in the direction of being more pedestrian friendly. I find it difficult to get across many streets, and especially so when when walking with my two little grandchildren. This is a key area where we aren't ...more »

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Remove most of auto traffic from the Square.

The Downtown Square has so much potential. Remove the auto traffic (except one lane on the east side) and create a walking space and plaza areas from the newly claimed area. Let's face it, there's not much parking at the square, so removing the circular traffic will not impact 90% of the drivers, because 90% of us park on the periphery blocks. This move will encourage bikeability and walking. And it's a proven ...more »

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