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]

Draft of the Center Point Comprehensive Plan Update is Released! – Center Point’s Vision for Tomorrow

The Center Point Comprehensive Plan Update is based on the residents’ vision of how they want their city to grow in the future— it’s both a short term and a long-term vision – and is intended to guide future redevelopment and to address a broad range of needs for the City. The Project Team is…[Read More]

Transportation Study for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Transportation Study for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Through a grant from the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities, the RPCGB recently completed a statewide study on transportation for individuals with developmental disabilities.  The study can be downloaded at:  This website also includes a statewide directory of public transportation services, as well as informative videos.  For…[Read More]

Second Survey to give input into the Center Point Comprehensive Plan Update

The planning team at the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham has been working hard on developing the Center Point Comprehensive Plan Update – branded as Center Point’s Vision for Tomorrow. Going forward, we are crafting goals, policies and recommended actions that will help the City of Center Point address your issues and achieve your…[Read More]

Surveys for the Eastern Birmingham Area and Pratt-Ensley Area Framework Plans

The planning team at the RPCGB has begun work on the initial phase of the City of Birmingham’s two newest Framework Plans: the Pratt-Ensley Framework Plan and the Eastern Area Framework Plan. The Framework Plans are extensions of the 2013 City of Birmingham Comprehensive Plan and they are intended to address issues and opportunities at…[Read More]

Irondale on the Move Comprehensive Plan wins Cahaba River Society “Public Service Award”

On January 26 at it’s Annual Meeting, the Cahaba River Society awarded its Public Service Award to the Regional Planning Commission for the work completed on the Irondale on the Move Comprehensive Plan.  The Cahaba River Society noted that the Plan brought citizens, business and government together to create a dynamic Comprehensive Plan that proposes…[Read More]