Project Summary

When the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham, AL wanted to increase the number of people walking and biking in the region, they turned to Toole Design create a roadmap for communities in and around Birmingham to achieve this regional goal.  Key elements are expanded active transportation connections between critical destinations and a focus on the number of people walking and biking, rather than simply miles of facilities. Local media outlets picked up on the B-Active brand almost immediately, and the name is now embedded in the local lexicon as a synonym for biking, walking, and making healthy choices.

Expertise Applied

The B-Active Plan will increase the number of walkers and bikers in the region, provide a path to better walkable, bikable connections between critical origins and destinations, and recommend projects that are achievable.
The B-Active moniker has quickly become synonymous with biking, walking, and making healthy choices in the Birmingham region.
B-Active is now part of the local lexicon and will live well beyond the planning process.
Pop-up outreach on trails, along with other innovative data gathering techniques, are also informing the plan alongside stakeholder meetings and online surveys.

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