In case it has gone unnoticed, the inter changes between Research Park Blvd and Highway 565 Near Bridge Street shopping center have become increasingly dangerous. The single lane exit ramp design for both the Madison and Huntsville exits has grown particularly scary with long traffic jams and Huntsville bound drivers swerving in last minute to avoid waiting for Madison bound traffic. This might be solved through creating ...more »
Here is the perfect example of the growing problem: Traveling Martin Road M-F for work, like many, many others, I have to wonder what the point was in even changing Martin Rd over the Parkway. Maybe the bridge needed to be longer to accommodate new lanes, but other than that possible need, where did the interchange idea come from? For decades Martin road and the on/off ramps for it have existed as they are - allowing ...more »
An elevated pedestrian and bicycle round-about over the horrible intersection at Governors and Memorial Pkwy... With ramps instead of stairs so bicycles can ascend and decend. Some example can be found here: (I hope this link works) https://www.google.com/search?q=elevated+pedestrian+and+bicycle+roundabouts&espv=2&biw=1347&bih=640&tbm=isch&imgil=TGM1rWu07oP9-M%253A%253B4emc77knQpeHtM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fsingletrackworld.com%25252Fforum%25252Ftopic%25252Famazing-new-dutch-cycle-facility-this-is-how-you-deal-with-a-roundabout&source=iu&pf=m&fir=TGM1rWu07oP9-M%253A%252C4emc77knQpeHtM%252C_&usg=__Gk3iqC62LMfTK_tYbv7gVP4xpI4%3D&ved=0CCkQyjdqFQoTCISEqtOj2cgCFYzwJgodwXQLhQ&ei=2oMqVoSvFYzhmwHB6a2oCA#imgrc=j7OIkg1yaAljWM%3A&usg=__Gk3iqC62LMfTK_tYbv7gVP4xpI4%3D ...more »
bicycle riders need safe way to travel up Monte Sano Mountain. By closing off the road to automobiles, the bicyclists will have a more enjoyable ride.
The explosion of people living across the mountain and commuting over to Redstone Arsenal and the Jones Valley area has cause quit a traffic backup on Cecil Ashburn during peak hours. It appears to be wide enough to repave for a 3rd lane of traffic which would allow a commuter lane to be used during peak hours either inbound or outbound. Many cities use this as a way to speed traffic flow during peak traffic hours. ...more »
Vistors to Huntsville who travel on I-565 to exit on Memorial Parkway South (and even into Downtown) are greeted by pure ugly. Especially entering onto Memorial Parkway, where you see (on your right) Lanier Ford, run down government housing, run-down (yet good) Mexican restaurant, empty strip mall, bowling alley, ect. And on the left, what appears to be desertion at first, a random hotel with nothing (not even landscaping) ...more »
Downtown Huntsville, like most downtown areas, has a traffic and parking problem. I have a solution that has worked elsewhere: Make downtown a pedestrian zone. I'm not talking about banning all traffic / parking from downtown, but a partial solution. Here's how this could work. Let's create designated parking areas around the border of downtown, and create a shuttle that takes people around various locations downtown. ...more »
The existing shuttle bus public transit routes are pretty good, but the system could use improvement. There is a bus route within walking distance from just about any point in the city. Each route goes by at least one grocery store and other shopping and business opportunities, so people of the city can meet their needs effectively. Here are my recommendations, in order of implementation. Each improvement should help ...more »
I'm all for bringing an Amtrak route to Huntsville, but it requires co-operation of other nearby communities, which may fall through. If we cannot get an Amtrak train route to go through Huntsville, a good alternative might be MegaBus. This bus service is gaining in popularity, and we already have a bus stop downtown. Megabus is more comfortable than Greyhound, has low cost rates similar to Amtrak and Greyhound, and ...more »
Huntsville's traffic signals department already does a good job at this but there is room for improvement. On heavily traveled routes, please ensure the lights are timed for longer distances and the target speed to make the lights is posted. This would allow drivers to drive at the target speed and avoid stopping. As an example, the route from Pratt to Governors starting on Washington is close to timed but the target ...more »
I would like to see developers and property management companies for retail properties be required to connect their parking lots with one another. This would help ease congestion on heavily traveled routes like University and along Memorial Parkway. In a lot of cases, shoppers are currently forced to go back onto the main road in order to visit a businesses next door. A good example of this are the parking lots for ...more »
“Drive Friendly” - I think a few of these signs and bill boards, posted on high traffic routes or marked on city vehicles, could ease possible traffic conflicts. It seems “friendliness may begat friendliness.
We saw the “Drive Friendly” signs on a recent trip through Texas; it may have been psychological, but it just seemed the Texas drivers, for the most part, were friendly; it made us want to drive that way too.