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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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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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North Huntsville Reinvestment

Just a brainstorm: Strategically buy out some blighted areas/ neighborhoods of North Huntsville and revitalize them with new upscale housing areas, amenities, shopping, and new schools in order to begin the process of socio-economic integration. The shiney new neighborhoods may look like islands at first, but then they can begin to sprawl and revitalize the entire area socio-economically. Make sure throughout the process ...more »

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Merorial Parkway is an anachronism

With all due respect for the genius of Cecil Ashburn, the Parkway was designed in the 1950's as a route around the downtown area. Today it is in the middle of downtown and effectively destroys the walkability of the city between courthouse square, Big Spring Park, Lowe Mill and what will be the cool new Stone Middle Brew Park. Since this is a long range comprehensive plan I hope we can take this opportunity to rethink ...more »

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Internet Backgrounder (of sorts)

One of the things that I think ought to be highlighted in this discussion is that if Huntsville were to invest in a publicly owned fiber network, there potentially could be multiple Internet providers that can provide access to individual households and businesses. I’m hoping to shed a little light on how this “could” work, and hopefully not add confusion or get anyone's feathers ruffled. Also, this is just my opinion, ...more »

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Online map of interest for Gigabit Service connection

Would you put your address on a map to show support for a Gigabit connection, a 100 MPS connection, and what you would be willing to pay for it.

 

Put an online interactive map that allows residents to show interest in a fiber connection (or 100Mps service) at various price points... to encourage ISPs to build out fiber-based networks. You could call this a market study

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What can we do now?

Please post your ideas or hit like if you want to take action on something now. What things do we know enough about today that if we had volunteers, city labor or city dollars that we could get it done in the next 30 days. This forum is fantastic and yes there is a longer term goal, which is fantastic and I'm all for it but what things can we take action on today? For example, if we know where we're going to put a ...more »

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Let's Lunch Local Tweet

Utilizing the most appropriate form of technology for this task (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), and perhaps initiated by the city, food trucks and locally owned restaurants should put together an announcement hub of where they will be parked (trucks), if they are running a special benefiting charity/non-profits, or other special lunchtime events. I am thinking that young professionals and college students (especially if trucks ...more »

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