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Ep. 47, 2023: Jamie Miernik and Biking in Huntsville
Informative links courtesy Jamie! Thank you!
The Spring City Cycling Club (SCCC) was founded in 1892! https://www.springcity.org/
There’s even a women’s division called the Rocket City Cycle Belles (RCCB). https://www.facebook.com/groups/RocketCityCycleBelles/
In 2008, citizen advocates convince the newly elected mayor Battle to form the Bicycle Advisory and Safety Committee (BASC) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1366468327053612
Another newer 501(c)3 in town in the Huntsville Urban Bike Share (HUBS) Coop is dedicated to getting bikes out of storage and into the community. They advocate for transportation options that allow all people of all ages and abilities to have and exercise the freedom of mobility and advocate for safe infrastructure for pedestrians, bicycles, and all types of vehicles.
Another 501(c)3 in north Alabama is the Singing River Trail , that advocates to build a multi-jurisdictional trail system in 9 counties of north Alabama bringing economic impact and recreational opportunities. https://singingrivertrail.com/
The City of Huntsville has several projects in the works. One is in coordination with the North Alabama Land Trust. https://landtrustnal.org/explore-our-lands/
Ep. 46, 2023: HSV City Council 16 Nov. 2023
I talk about this city council meeting along with a lot of other things coming flying at my mind from the directions it pays attention to.
(Using a new production software program for this episode, please forgive any goof-ups. I will get better. Thanks to Lolas out of BHM for permission to use their music!)
Ep. 45, 2023: HSV City Council and Madison County Commission CATCH UP!
I blab foolishly about the goings-on at city hall (and county courthouse) as I see them for . . .
8 Nov (County Commission)
Ep. 44, 2023: Affordable housing with Councilman Keith
Sat down for a conversation with Councilman Keith about the new Affordable Housing "czar" -- paid city position! -- and all things housing +.
Ep. 43, 2023: Welcome back, Remus Bowden ... & activism
Remus and I have a conversation about Huntsville (and Decatur) government and policing. I hope you'll listen in and enjoy.
Ep. 42, 2023: 12 Oct 23 HSV City Council, with Amy Fahimi
We jaw a lot about things like music festivals, public housing, cell phone driving laws, and more!
This is going to be a very friendly and accessible way to keep abreast of local City Council affairs. We think we don’t need to know what’s going on, but some of the Council’s activities are not “transparent,” and some things get discussed and passed without citizen input. Joy points out how this happens using current examples. Joy does not claim to be an authority on matters of city government, but she’s EXTREMELY observant and logical and has a very progressive citizen’s point of view from which she never wavers.