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North-South Highway through Madison

There are no good options for traveling between Madison Blvd (or I565) and University (Hwy 72) in Madison. County Line, Wall Triana, and Hughes have multiple school zones, numerous traffic lights, and low speed limits. The high volume of traffic through these corridors is also unsafe for the school zones. How about a North-South freeway through this area?

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Complete Zierdt Road and Martin Road Expansions

Zierdt Road work has effectively stopped for 2 years now. The most recent work completed was shoring up the sides of the new road where erosion has taken place while it sits, and adding barricades to prevent people from driving and parking on the new road. Sadly, the current plans don't even include going much beyond the Martin Road intersection toward the Williams School. Martin Road work has not even started. The ...more »

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Northeast Huntsville / Five Points Commercial District planning

TONIGHT! 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Cooper House (405 Randolph Ave. SE). This will be the first of several planned meetings to discuss the future of Northeast Huntsville and the Five Points commercial district. We'll kick off with a brief presentation that looks at current conditions from the City's point of view (like zoning, amounts of greenspace, connectivity, etc.). Then we'll conduct an exercise to let you inform ...more »

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Bike Lanes on Pulaski Pike

Like with Whitesburb Drive, Pulaski Pike also has rides, an uninterrupted sidewalks need to be installed on its length from near the North Bypass south to Holmes Avenue. A significant stretch does have sidewalks, but I don't know if they're configured for bike paths...

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Bike lanes on Whitesburg Drive

Please consider adding bike lanes and uninterrupted sidewalks on both sides of Whitesburg Drive. More and more cyclists, joggers and walkers are using Whitesburg Drive even at peak traffic times. This is a major thoroughfare with high speeds, and combining bikes with car traffic is not safe. The sidewalks are interrupted in places along Whitesburg and pedestrians often step into the street in places where there is no ...more »

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Build a zoo

I love going to the botanical gardens, especially after the renovations. And Alabama's number one tourist attraction is the Space and Rocket Center. To provide for our citizens and leverage the tourism for the Space and Rocket Center, I would like to see a Zoo developed near the botanical gardens and Space and Rocket Center. At one point I thought I heard some of the land the arsenal has may be turned over to the city ...more »

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Temporary employment for homeless

Can't remember if somebody has posted about this before, but what about giving temporary employment to the homeless, possibly under the city? They can then help with beautifying the city, gardening, picking up litter, etc. Here's an example of what another city has done along this line: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2016/08/11/this-republican-mayor-has-an-incredibly-simple-idea-to-help-the-homeless-and-it-seems-to-be-working/ ...more »

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Urban whitewater park

Time to get serious about truly making HSV a travel and outdoor destination! TN, GA and NC know how to attract travelers, so why doesn't AL other than the coast. New shoppes and restaurant are great, but they are NOT unique. I recommend an Urban Whitewater Park to provide an array of activities, similar to OKC or NC. Ropes course, climbing walls, zip lines, hiking/biking trails, tubing, rafting, canoeing, kayaking. Area ...more »

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