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Kathleen Woodruff inside Area East of Rocky Ridge/Altadena Area April 25, 2019, 11:13 AM

Full Name:
Katie Woodruff


Street Address:
Old Oak Lane


City:
Vestavia Hills


State:
A


ZIP:
35243


What is your interest in the project?
Area Resident


What is your opinion of the project?
Approve of Project


Comments on purpose and need:
This bridge has been desperately needed for YEARS. I constantly see people running across the highway to get from one side to the other, often with their children. We’re lucky no one has been hit yet. We need to have a safe way for pedestrians to get back and forth from the Library on the northbound side and the park, elementary schools, City Hall and soon the new Community Center on the southbound side. Despite having sidewalks on both sides of the highway, there’s no where to cross 31 south of Canyon Road, nearly a mile away. Making our city as walkable as possible needs to be a top priority.


Comments or suggestions on the project:
ALDOT should be embarrassed by how long they've made this project drag out. Our city has been trying to get this bridge built for over ten years. The funding is mostly from a grant, so there really is no reason not to build it.

Joseph Storrs inside Area West of Rocky Ridge April 21, 2019, 7:46 PM

Full Name:
Joe Storrs


Street Address:
1820Montclaire Dr


City:
Vestavia


State:
AL


ZIP:
35216


What is your interest in the project?
Property Owner


What is your opinion of the project?
Disapprove of Project


Comments on purpose and need:
I’m not sure how many people will be traveling from the Library to the new park by foot.

(Virginia) Shannon Merritt inside Area West of Rocky Ridge April 12, 2019, 4:58 PM

Full Name:
(Virginia) Shannon Merritt


Street Address:
1413 Panorama Dr.


City:
Vestavia Hills


State:
AL


ZIP:
35216


What is your interest in the project?
Area Resident


What is your opinion of the project?
Approve of Project


Comments on purpose and need:
1.) I am a senior citizen who needs to take the public bus sometimes. It is so scary to cross Montgomery Hwy with no crosswalks between the Neighborhood Walmart and the shopping center with Red Lobster. If there was a pedestrian bridge, I could safely cross Montgomery Hwy.
2.) The pedestrian bridge would also allow me to walk my 7 and 8 year old grandchildren to Wald Park once it is completed.
Thank you for your consideration of our community's safety needs.


Comments or suggestions on the project:
If you don't approve the pedestrian bridge, would you please put in some crosswalks at the lighted intersections for our safety?
Thank you.

Name not shown inside Area East of Rocky Ridge/Altadena Area April 11, 2019, 6:04 PM

I was surprised that in the 3 year sidewalk paving plan, there are no plans to create a sidewalk on Dolly Ridge Rd toward the new elementary school. Is that under consideration?

Bell Woods inside Area West of Rocky Ridge March 17, 2019, 4:28 PM

Full Name:
Bell


Street Address:
Woods


City:
Vestavia Hills


State:
AL


ZIP:
35216


What is your interest in the project?
Area Resident


What is your opinion of the project?
Approve of Project

Jeff Martinez inside Area West of Rocky Ridge March 15, 2019, 5:24 PM

Full Name:
Jeff Martinez


Street Address:
700 Rockbridge Road


City:
Vestavia Hills


State:
AL


ZIP:
35216


What is your interest in the project?
Area Resident


What is your opinion of the project?
Approve of Project


Comments on purpose and need:
As of now, schools and a future rec area are on the other side of a major highway from the library. Not only would a pedestrian cross walk make it safer for kids and adult, alike, to cross 31, but would also maybe connect the community in a better way.

Matt Ennis inside Area East of Rocky Ridge/Altadena Area March 14, 2019, 6:22 PM

Full Name:
Matthew ennis


Street Address:
3424 water oak drive


City:
Vestavia


State:
Al


ZIP:
35243


What is your interest in the project?
Area Resident


What is your opinion of the project?
Approve of Project


Comments on purpose and need:
Bridges connect communities. Walkability improves quality of life and is good for business.

Joseph Dease inside Cahaba Heights March 14, 2019, 4:35 PM

Full Name:
Joseph Dease


Street Address:
4128 N Cahaba Drive


City:
Vestavia Hills


State:
AL


ZIP:
35243


What is your interest in the project?
Area Resident


What is your opinion of the project?
Disapprove of Project


Comments on purpose and need:
This is a very expensive solution to a problem I am not sure exists.

Lisa Booher inside Area West of Rocky Ridge March 14, 2019, 3:51 PM

Full Name:
Lisa Booher


Street Address:
2212 Garland Drive


City:
Vestavia


State:
Al


ZIP:
35216


What is your interest in the project?
Property Owner


What is your opinion of the project?
Approve of Project


Comments on purpose and need:
We currently have no legal and safe way for pedestrians to cross on Hwy 31 at an interchange of four schools (Pizitz, Central, West, and Southminster) and a public library. The nearest crosswalk is at Hwy 31 and Canyon Road. To improve the function of our sidewalks for school children and active community members, this pedestrian bridge is a must. There are also trails behind the library that more citizens could access with a pedestrian bridge. For the safety of our residents and the connections and vibrancy we add to our community by improving pedestrian infrastructure, please build this bridge! And add more crosswalks in general.


Comments or suggestions on the project:
Please see Homewood and Mtn Brook’s bridge implementation project for inspiration. They are working together with Homewood City, Mountain Brook City, Birmingham City, the Jefferson County Commission, and state representatives and senators to create a safe passage over a busy ALDOT highway. We can do the same! Please build this bridge!

C. Rees Denham inside Area West of Rocky Ridge March 14, 2019, 9:56 AM

Full Name:
C. Rees Denham


Street Address:
2416 Chestnut Rd.


City:
Vestavia


State:
AL


ZIP:
35216


What is your interest in the project?
Area Resident


What is your opinion of the project?
Disapprove of Project