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]

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]

Cyclist injured in hit-and-run stresses safety after wreck

IRONDALE, Ala. (WIAT) — Irondale Police are searching for whoever hit a cyclist and didn’t stop earlier this week. Investigators said the incident happened along Crestwood Boulevard Monday morning. The victim, Thomas Waters, was recently released from the hospital. He said he is fortunate to only have bruises and scrapes. “It’s a miracle that I…[Read More]

Charles Ball, Keynote Speaker for RPC Annual Conference Presentation

Click here to view the presentation by Mr. Charles Ball.

June 28, 2017 B-Active Plan Presentation

The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham, on behalf of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), has contracted with Toole Design Group to develop the B Active Plan, which is the branded name for the Birmingham Regional Active Transportation Plan. View the B-Active Plan Presentation from the RPCGB Annual Conference.

June 15, 2017 – B Active Plan: Moving forward to make Birmingham a better place to bike and walk!

The B-Active Plan, an initiative of the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham, is intended to help establish a clear vision for short-term and long-term projects that are needed to build a safer, more connected and equitable bicycle and trail system for the region. The plan launched in April with input from the community to…[Read More]

June 13, 2017 Study finds adequate, but inaccessible parking in downtown Homewood

HOMEWOOD, AL (WBRC) – Nearly three times a week, you’ll find Jan Bizjak scooting around downtown Homewood. “We love the city, hate the parking,” she says laughing. “It’s a big waiting game. You have to wait until somebody pulls out and if you’re parking on the hill, it’s awful,” she adds. In April, the Regional…[Read More]

June 8, 2017 – Business, restaurant parking could improve in metro suburb

People who work downtown and want to take a quick trip to Homewood for lunch or for some quick shopping after work may get a parking reprieve. A recent traffic study, unveiled at a council meeting this week, indicates there is actually plenty of parking. The current woes to find a parking spot is likely…[Read More]

June 6, 2017- B-Active Plan – Save the date for our next Open House Event

Please save the date for our next Open House event that will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Railroad Park Pavilion from 4:00-6:30PM.   We hope that you will plan to drop by anytime to see the results of the public input from the online survey and the mapping tool as our…[Read More]

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 – SAVE THE DATE: Free Economic Development and Economic Resiliency Trainings for Elected Leaders and Community Partners

The International Economic Development Council, with funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and in partnership with the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham and the North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments, is offering three free training courses in central-north Alabama related to economic development.   The Economic Development for Elected Leaders and Community…[Read More]