A Call for a Parking Revolution
Filed Under: Developer, Downtown Birmingham, Front Page, Transportation, Yaysayers
Parking lots are dead spaces. Nothing we can construct sucks the life and vibrancy out of a place more than a parking lot. Yet we cannot seem to live without parking. Views on parking dominate almost every issue related to downtown growth. From not enough parking to being too expensive, learn from David Fleming why parking is essential to Birmingham’s growth.
All aboard, Amtrak is departing the BHM train station!
Filed Under: Front Page, Transportation, Yaysayers
Choo choooo…. Did you know Birmingham has a stop on the Crescent Southeastern Amtrak route? You can travel from the Big Apple down to the Big Easy without any train changes. Riding the train is like no other experience; this stress-free transportation offers scenic routes, flexible dining options, and even full-size beds! This is your guide for the best train trip ever.
What two-way traffic could do for Downtown Birmingham
Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Front Page, Potential-Proving, Transportation
Did you know when Birmingham was established the street grid didn’t include one ways? It was only until the 1970s that the City of Birmingham transitioned into two way streets to alleviate traffic. Studies show that switching back to two way streets could improve crime rates and help economic growth. Keep reading to learn why two ways streets are beneficial and essential to the success of Birmingham from REV President & CEO, David Fleming.
Downtown Birmingham has plenty of parking during The World Games (and beyond)!
Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Events, Front Page, Transportation
The World Games are here, and Birmingham is playing host to visitors from all over the globe! There are some road closures for security, and we’ve seen huge crowds for events like Sumo Wrestling, Parkour, and the Opening Ceremonies, but navigating the city this week is nothing to be scared of. We scoped out some of the best parking spots for you throughout Downtown Birmingham that are easily accessible to the general public! Keep reading to check out the full list.
It's flex lane time! What to expect as 20th Street construction nears the finish line
Filed Under: Developer, Downtown Birmingham, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Potential-Proving, Transportation, Yaysayers
20th Street construction has been underway for some time now and we are so excited to be entering the final phase! We are beginning the lane striping and flex lane painting this week (which is VERY exciting) so let’s break down how we got here and what to expect in the coming weeks.
How to scoot from your office to park/dinner/drinks
Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Front Page, Transportation, Uncategorized, Yaysayers
As we return to in person work in downtown Birmingham you may notice a new addition to the streetscape. The Regions green Zyp bikes have been replaced by a wide array of new bikes and scooters. These new devices are a fun and easy way to break up your work day, explore, and take advantage of all the great things Downtown Birmingham has to offer!
What the Value of Downtown report has taught us about the Magic City
Filed Under: Developer, Downtown Birmingham, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Get Involved, Potential-Proving, Small Business, Transportation, Yaysayers
The report—The Value of Downtown Birmingham, presented by PNC Bank—establishes a baseline from which city leaders, corporate leaders and organizations like REV can track growth and identify priorities for downtown improvements.
20th Street is getting a makeover! Here's what to expect and how we got here
Filed Under: Developer, Downtown Birmingham, Front Page, Potential-Proving, Transportation, Yaysayers
We have exciting news: Downtown Birmingham’s 20th Street North is getting a makeover! Read more about how we got to this point and what you can expect from this renovation in the upcoming months.
What you should know about the design of 20th Street’s new flex lanes
Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Front Page, Potential-Proving, Transportation, Yaysayers
We present to you a short video tour of 20th Street that answers 3 questions we’ve heard about the new flex lanes.
Love Birmingham? Here's how you can help make it more vibrant
Filed Under: Birmingham Food & Drink, Business-Proving, Downtown Birmingham, Front Page, Get Involved, Small Business, Transportation, Woodlawn, Woodlawn Street Market, Yaysayers
If you already give to REV, thank you! You make Birmingham more vibrant! If you’re considering a gift for the first time, please know that every gift, large or small, matters to us.