HUNTSVILLE BIKEWAY PLAN
The City of Huntsville’s Bikeway Plan, approved by the Huntsville Planning Commission in 2006, identifies 39 different bike routes to be constructed throughout the city. The total bicycle network identified in the plan will include approximately 160 miles of bikeway facilities and all routes will be identified by signage.
The proposed bike routes provide access to existing and planned greenways in the city. Additionally, the bike plan was coordinated with the city’s public transit routes, and bike racks have been installed on all city Orbit buses to encourage multi-modal transportation uses. Integrating public transit with bicycling will allow multi-modal transit users to cover more distance and/or overcome geographical barriers that are difficult for bicyclists to negotiate.
Input and recommendations concerning the plan’s development and its implementation were received from a Bicycle Advisory Committee, comprised of citizens with interests and expertise in bicycling, members of various safety associations, and technical city and county staff.
Funding for the project is being provided by the City of Huntsville and through state and federal grants.
SEE & BE SEEN
See and Be Seen, the City of Huntsville’s campaign to promote safe biking, focuses on awareness, safety, and mutual respect of motor vehicle drivers and bicyclists. Whether cycling is fairly new to you or you’ve been riding for years, this campaign will be a place to ask, discuss, and discover new possibilities. Learn biking safety tips, explore new routes, make a report about road conditions, and more.