The Census Bureau last month released its 2016 county and metro population estimates. The two counties in the Huntsville metro area, Madison and Limestone, continued to grow modestly, adding 4,796 people total for a combined population of 449,720.
The city of Birmingham approved an ordinance last month allowing “low-speed transportation providers” to operate within the city. This would include Nashville-based Joyride, which offers golf carts for rent or tours in urban areas.
A fire under Interstate 85 in Atlanta caused a section of overpass to collapse earlier this month, closing the busy highway for the next few months. Turns out the apocalyptic (worse than usual) traffic jams predicted in the aftermath never materialized– more proof that traffic is usually about human behavior more than capacity issues.
Urban Design Associates, the consultants hired to update the Downtown Master Plan, held a public meeting as part of a week-long design session in Downtown Huntsville, revealing some of the ideas that are being considered.