The traffic tape has been pulled up and the signs taken down, returning 1st Avenue South between 54th and 56th streets to its original configuration following a three-week demonstration. The temporary changes showed how the street would operate if it were narrowed to slow down traffic and include bike lanes and parallel parking. Data collected will be shared with the engineering firm retained by the City of Birmingham to design a new street program. Work is expected to begin next year on the street improvements, although sidewalks are already being installed. REV will prepare a final report, which will be available to the public by early December.
REV thanks AARP for the Community Challenge grant funding that helped make the project possible, the volunteers who helped install and remove the temporary street design, the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham for installing a traffic camera to collect data, and the Woodlawn Business Association for its support.
If you’re a cyclist, we’d love your input to better our understanding of your needs! Click here to take a short survey and share your thoughts and experiences cycling the ‘Ham.
From expert seamstresses to experienced sound engineers, residents of Woodlawn have come together at Porch Parties. On December 13, they’ll share their skills with their neighbors at the Woodlawn-Made Holiday Market at Bungalow Bungalow from 7-9 p.m.
This Sunday, a group of volunteers will embark on a façade improvement project at The Shop on 1st Avenue – cleaning and painting the outside of the building.
From the terrazzo floors to the alley mural, the New Ideal building is full of history, and its redevelopment is sure to bring even more vibrancy to the already bustling block it shares with The Pizitz. Here are three reasons we are excited about the New Ideal Lofts project – and we hope it makes you say #YayBham too!