West Homewood Sidewalk Project Success
The RPCGB is working with the City of Homewood to update its current Transportation Master Plan to include a Pedestrian Plan.
The City set aside $900,000 from this year's budget to build 11,377 feet of new sidewalks."Our sidewalks are some of the oldest in the city," Councilman Peter Wright said, a representative of Ward 5 in the Hollywood section of Homewood. The RPCGB created a list of potential new sidewalks based on information from citizens requests as well as input from City staff and local officials. Council President Allyn Holladay said the Council hopes to leverage federal Safe Routes to School funds to build sidewalks closest to its elementary schools. "We used that as our guide in what to pick as a priority," Holladay said. Field reviews were performed at the locations and a draft list including cost estimates was presented to the City Council including a map of the potential new sidewalks. The Council reviewed the list of 45 recommended areas and selected 12 different locations to be constructed with the funds appropriated. "Everybody pretty much knew what their constituents wanted. I think everyone is pleased," Holladay said concerning Council Members' selection of new sidewalks within their wards.