Huntsville’s commitment to making streets safer and more bike and pedestrian friendly has recently earned the City two national accolades.
1. A best city for bikes
People for Bikes reviewed biking infrastructure in 509 cities and Huntsville ranked 37th in its annual rating of The Best Cities for Bikes, placing the Rocket City ahead of Memphis, Knoxville, and Nashville.
Places for Bikes also ranked Huntsville 3rd in the nation in its successful outreach and encouragement programs to get people to ride bikes. This comes just in time for a bike ride with Mayor Tommy Battle this Saturday.
2. Top Ten Best Complete Streets Policy
The National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, recognized Huntsville as having one of the ten best “Complete Streets” policies in the country in 2018.
The top ranking affirms Huntsville’s work in drafting and instituting policies to design and built streets that are safe and accessible for everyone who needs to use them. It also places Huntsville among the nation’s leading cities with robust multi-modal infrastructure programs.
A recent example of a “Complete Street” is Dr. Joseph Lowry Boulevard, the new connector from Governors Drive to Big Spring Park. It is designed to accommodate different modes of transportation, from cars to bikes and pedestrians.
Source: City of Huntsville