Birmingham City Council is proposing to create a community zone that links Vulcan Park to the Homewood’s walkway project.
Our very own Iron Man, Vulcan is a Birmingham beacon and has been the symbol of our city since the 1904. The 101,200 pound statue cast from iron ore has watched over the Magic City’s evolution and revitalization.
On any given day, no matter the weather, there are walkers and cyclist all around Five Points South. Currently there is not a safe way for these pedestrians and bikers to get over Red Mountain.
As Birmingham becomes more of a walkable and bicycle friendly city, the Birmingham City Council wants to make it easier for us to move around…outside of our cars.
A lane designated for walkers and runners.
One idea is bike/pedestrian lane and two vehicular lanes and a multi use lane.
The City Council believes these changes will make it safer and much easier to get around and enjoy the city. The proposed project will cost over 2 million dollars.
The Kiwanis Club of Birmingham celebrates its 100th anniversary.
In honor of that anniversary The Kiwanis Club of Birmingham in cooperation with Vulcan Park and Museum, and the Freshwater Land Trust, has been working on a municipal greenspace called the Kiwanis Centennial Park.
Since May efforts have been underway on the north face of Vulcan Park. Stairs were renovated and built to allow people to reach the north side of the mountain to Vulcan Park.
The plan is to build a two mile running and biking trail that will connect Vulcan Park and Museum to downtown. The goal is to reconnect Vulcan Park and Museum to downtown. The trails on the north side of the park are being revitalized and extended to Greensprings Highway.
Lastly, the Birmingham Kiwanis Club and Vulcan Park and Museum will introduce an incredible light show that will project onto the Vulcan to brighten our city’s icon.
If you’re interested, a public meeting (on plans for Arrington) will be held Thursday, Jan 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Electra Event Room at Vulcan Park and Museum.