February 15, 2018 Birmingham wants public input on Complete Streets proposal

A plan is in the works, to re-design Birmingham streets to accommodate the needs of people, not just cars. Birmingham city leaders moved closer to making the “complete street” plans a reality. That means each sidewalk and street would be able to accommodate everyone from walkers and joggers, to cyclists and those with disabilities. “Complete…[Read More]

February 13, 2018 Plans in the works to make Birmingham more bicycle friendly – Via WBRC 6

Almost every day Hunter Garrison takes his bike to work. “I ride it most days. I do still have a car so if it’s raining I might cheat. I commute most days back and forth from Crestwood to downtown,” says Garrison. He is one of the cycling enthusiasts behind a plan to make Birmingham more…[Read More]

February 13, 2018 Principle Planner Lindsay Smith Puckett Named Top 40 Under 40!

  The Birmingham Business Journal has revealed their annual 40 under 40 list. And we are proud to announce that one of our own is being recognized! Lindsay Smith Puckett, Principle Planner is recognized this year as one of Birmingham’s brightest, young stars in business. The RPC is extremely proud of Lindsay and this outstanding…[Read More]

B Active Plan: Moving forward to make Birmingham a better place to bike!

B Active Plan: Moving forward to make Birmingham a better place to bike! In order to provide a network of roads and off-street trails that are safe, connected and accessible, the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) initiated a planning process in April 2017 to develop the Birmingham Regional Active Transportation Plan, or the…[Read More]

September 13, 2017 Heart of Homewood Plan Kickoff!

  The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham and the City of Homewood are excited to announce the kickoff for the Heart of Homewood Plan – the branded name for the Downtown Homewood Master Plan. To learn more about the study area boundary click here.   Interested in learning more about the plan? Head over to…[Read More]

July 12, 2017 LUCA Presentation August 3, 2017

The Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) operation provides an opportunity for tribal, federal, state, and local governments to review and improve the address lists and maps used to conduct the 2020 Census. Within this program, the Census Bureau provides address lists and maps to governmental entities for review and update. A more accurate Census…[Read More]

July 12, 2017 Alabama Communities of Excellence

The cities of Jasper and Oneonta have each been named an Alabama Community of Excellence. Their graduation ceremony was held at the opening session of the Alabama League of Municipalities convention on May 20th. ACE is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides technical assistance to select communities with populations ranging from 2,000 to 18,000 that helps…[Read More]

July 12, 2017 The 2017 Your Town Alabama Workshop

The 2017 Your Town Alabama Workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, August 30 – Friday, September 1, 2017 at Camp McDowell, located near Nauvoo, AL, in Walker County. The workshop consists of highly informative presentations and problem-solving activities for participants and is an excellent opportunity to network with other leaders from communities throughout Alabama. Participants will…[Read More]

July 12, 2017 Birmingham Council approves 20th Street study

Experts are slated to weigh in on the recent idea of turning Birmingham’s 20th Street into a pedestrian and public transit corridor. The Birmingham City Council approved a resolution authorizing the mayor to execute a grant agreement between the city and with the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham for the 20th Street Pedestrian Mall Study…[Read More]

July 7, 2017 B-Active Plan – Recap of June 27 Open House Event materials and launch of new short survey

B-Active Plan – Recap of June 27 Open House Event materials Thanks to the 52 attendees and the Birmingham Bicycle Club members for dropping by our Open House event on June 27, 2017 at the Railroad Park Pavilion. If you missed the event, please click on the link below to view the existing “Level of…[Read More]