Below is a link to an interesting article about one city’s approach to building on its walk ability to compete with suburbia. Trussville, Homewood and Mountain Brook as well as over the mountain suburbs like Hoover, Pelham and Helena could all learn from this example.
And on another note, a complete streets bill has been introduced to the Alabama Legislature. This bill would require the Alabama Department of Transportation to plan for pedestrians, cyclists and transit users as well as motorists when they build roads. (Federal Law requires this for federally funded projects, but ALDOT regularly ignores this it seems, or finds a way out of it).
Let your representative know you support including all modes of transportation in our street and road planning by supporting this bill. See this for more information!