What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Speeding issues

Is there anything that can be done about the major speeding issues in Huntsville? Many Huntsville drivers (50% or more) seem to be constantly speeding on our roads by going at least 5-10 mph over the speed limit. Many of the violators are also company vehicles of some kind. Is there a way this issue can be addressed with a specific focus on the official vehicles?

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Making the city more urban

Huntsville should redevelop areas in and around their existing neighborhoods and build local shops and stores similar to (The village of Providence) where residents can walk that would make the city more walkable ,they should also consider changing some of their big 5 lane roads down to 3 lanes and use the old lanes as on street parking thats a big step in changing Huntsville from a big surburb to a urban city.

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Remove the bike lanes on Drake Ave

Recently, painted bike lanes were added on Drake Avenue near the Parkway. I am not sure of the motivation behind adding these lanes, but they do very little if anything to make cyclists safer. I have been bike commuting for 10 years along that route and I feel less safe riding in the bike lane than I do riding in the right half of the car lane (as recommended by cycling safety experts.) Riding in the bike lane, the cyclist ...more »

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Patron saint of Huntsville

I believe it would be nice for Huntsville to have Thomas as its Patron saint. Thomas was an architect, builder, and engineer which is what Huntsville is all about. St. Thomas is best known for his role in verifying the Resurrection of his Master. Thomas' unwillingness to believe that the other Apostles had seen their risen Lord on the first Easter Sunday earned him the title of "doubting Thomas." Eight days later, on ...more »

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??Question re Hale Brothers??

What is happening to the old Hale Brothers site on Jefferson Street? The barricades have been blocking half of the sidewalk for years now with no sign of any construction.

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Vegetable gardens for schools

In Japan and other countries they have vegetable gardens maintained by students that the produce is used in the school cafeterias. Considering how many schools HSV has it could be coordinated that each school do one type of vegetable ie Tomatoes at several schools, Cucumbers at several, etc. Someone with food service could determine what could be used and then schools could be assigned to grow specific crops. This could ...more »

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Greenway markings

Greenway's here are very confusing. Why not mark the greenways similar to roads with a single line down the center and a simple note that says "keep right". This would match how every thruway in america works and everyone would understand. The current markings of a small lane on one side for walkers and a large lane on the other for bikes is very confusing and forces you to swap sides when you go the other direction. ...more »

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Revitalize Downtown Museums

As the boom continues in downtown construction, we do not need to forget the focus on some of the core attractions that drive tourism and dollars to the area. The Historic Huntsville Depot is ideally located between new parks and close to the Avenue development. Let's make sure that this destination remains open to the public. The grounds are neglected and need to be refurbished. This would be a great venue for multiple ...more »

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Promote Imagine Huntsville

My Big Picture Idea is to get more people in the city on Imagine Huntsville, and talking about ideas. I'm not sure how many people are active on here right now, but imagine if we had just 50 people active, submitting ideas, commenting, tweaking ideas, etc. This forum could really go places.

 

All that to say, do y'all have any ideas for promoting the site?

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Informal Community Watch Volunteers (ICWV)

Informal Community Watch Volunteers (ICWV) Any citizen riding in their neighborhood should be on the watch-out and report suspicious activity to their local police precinct. This could result in random spot checks of the community at any time. There is not sign-in or registration requirement, just a willingness to help a neighbor. This does not preclude any established formal Community Watch groups; only adds an ...more »

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Outdoor Business Park

Create an park for business professionals (or really anyone) to be able to work outside instead of being cramped up in and office/cubicle all day. Can use solar panels to provide power for lighting and receptacles to plug laptops/chargers into. Could provide wifi service for charge a small fee ($1-$5), or even a monthly membership.

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Join us for the Cummings Research Park Master Planning Session

Wednesday, Oct. 21 or Thursday, Oct. 22, 5-7 PM, Columbia High School

 

This CRP Master Plan Open House is for everyone who works, lives and plays in Cummings Research Park. To better highlight park assets, our master planning team is seeking your input on your user experience, and issues and challenges you have with the park. We want to make certain your voice is heard!

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