Birmingham’s city council has announced it may be making 20th Street a pedestrian way. Potential developments are on the horizon!
While many people enter a new year with a resolution to lose weight, James Fowler’s goal is to put some of the roads within the UAB campus on a diet instead. As the Director of Planning Design and Construction at UAB, Fowler is working with Birmingham city officials to reduce the amount of vehicle traffic on campus streets by improving conditions for cyclists and pedestrians. The idea is to decrease the area of the existing surface streets dedicated to cars, a process Fowler calls “road diets.”
“This allows us the flexibility to add things like bike lanes, wider sidewalks, better crosswalks and landscaped mediums,” Fowler said.
“It will help us create a more livable, attractive campus.”
Connecting Wald Park to the Library in the Forest has been a hot topic since late October by the Vestavia city council.
Now, the vision rendered quite some time ago and first reported on by the Vestavia Voice has finally been put to vote.