What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Cecil Ashburn DR

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 »

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Downtown parking & traffic: Shuttle solution

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 »

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Shuttle bus improvements

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 »

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MegaBus

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 »

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Ensure Traffic Lights Are Properly TImed

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 »

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