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]

Alabama Department of Transportation invites you to attend a public involvement meeting to review the proposed Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

Notice is hereby given that the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will hold a Public Involvement Meeting to review the proposed Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit comments from the public about the proposed plan.  Day and Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Location: Alabama…[Read More]

Neighborhood Voices: North Titusville

Weld’s “Neighborhood Voices” series features interviews with the presidents of each of Birmingham’s 99 neighborhood associations about the strengths and challenges facing their communities. If you are a neighborhood leader and would like your neighborhood to be included, you can reach out to us at The neighborhood of North Titusville has often been described…[Read More]

B-Active Plan on Talk of Alabama

‘B Active Plan’ seeking to make region better for walkers, bicyclists

Over the past decade, the Birmingham area has seen a surge in the number of parks, green spaces, walking and bicycle trails. With more people getting out of their cars, there’s growing interest in how to better connect attractions such as Railroad Park, Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, Oak Mountain State Park and the Dunnavant Valley…[Read More]

B- Active Plan kicks off Tuesday, April 18th at Railroad Park

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CBS42 Community) – Interested in biking or walking to work? Let The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham know your thoughts today from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Main Pavilion in Railroad Park. “What we want to be able to do is make bicycling, and walking feel more comfortable to everybody…[Read More]

B-Active kickoff events for plans to boost bicycle use in the metro area

The “B-Active” plan is gathering the community’s input on which projects they believe are needed to make bicycling more accessible. As more people are taking an interest in bicycling and walking on their daily commute, it is raising safety concerns for many. The B-Active plan hopes to change that and create a better environmental plan…[Read More]

National Odyssey Day 2017

The Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition and Lawson State Community College are hosting National Alternative Fuel Training Consortium’s National Odyssey Day, April 20.  This nationwide biennial event seeks to educate the public about alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles as well as the important role these vehicles play in providing solutions to our nation’s energy security…[Read More]

B Active Plan: Striving to make Birmingham even better!

The Birmingham region has exploded over the past few years and has created a better environment for people to be active and enjoy the great outdoors.   Railroad Park, the Rotary Trail, Red Mountain Park, Oak Mountain Park, Moss Rock, the Buck Creek Trail, the Dunnavant Valley Trail and other attractions have provided opportunities for…[Read More]

The Science of Distracted Driving — Free, two week workshop!

Calling all future scientists! Expand your mind and build experience with UAB’s Translational Research for Injury Prevention Laboratory. FREE,  two  week  workshop  for  rising  high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The Science of Distracted Driving FREE 2-week workshop: Brown bag lunches provided May 30 — June 9, 2017 9am — 4pm Hands-on Lab Work State-of-the-Art Demonstrations…[Read More]