MG 9123 smallThe Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham is hoping you’ll beat the traffic and commute smarter 7-9 a.m. May 18th. CommuteSmart, an initiative of the commission, is hosting the 2018 Bike to Work Day event, which will include free coffee and swag for those that register.

UAB Sustainability and UAB Parking & Transportation are partnering with CommuteSmart on the event. Julie Price, Manager of UAB Sustainability, said she hopes faculty, staff, and students see this day fun way to try an alternative means of transportation.

“Biking is great for your health, your wallet, the environment, and you always have a place to park your bike,” Price said. “And this day is a fun way to engage with others who are alternatively commuting to work.”

pollinator garden beeUAB’s campus will become friendlier to pollinators this spring with the installation of a new pollinator garden at the UAB Mini Park, across University Boulevard from Campbell Hall. Faculty, staff and students are invited to help plant the garden 10 a.m.-Noon Friday, April 20. The Facilities Division and UAB Sustainability will supply gloves and hand tools, but participants should bring their own water, sunscreen, and hats.

The project was developed through the UAB Sustainability Investment Fund, where students take the lead proposing sustainable projects for campus. Sarah Glover, a senior in Biology, proposed the garden as a way to create a more welcoming environment for pollinators, such as honey bees, beetles, moths and butterflies.

5th ave construction Phase 1Beginning Monday, March 26th, 5th Avenue South between 19th and 20th Streets South will experience changes to traffic flow. This will also affect the flow of exiting traffic from the 6th Avenue South Parking Deck.

The construction is expected to progress in several phases during the course of approximately five months. As the project progresses, the impact to traffic flow will change. At least one west-bound lane of traffic will be open on 5th Avenue South during the entire project. The entry to the 5th Avenue South parking deck will remain open at all times. 19th Street South will see minimal impact toward the end of the project.

This closure is part of an ongoing project to expand the District Steam and Chilled Water System to the Medical District. Updates on this project will follow as more information is available.

Construction of a new pedestrian crosswalk will cause lanes of traffic on University Boulevard between 16th and 18th streets south to temporarily be shut down beginning Dec. 11. The project, which includes new traffic signals, concrete curb modifications, asphalt striping and minor landscaping, is expected to take 12 weeks.

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Beginning Monday, December 11, 10th Avenue South between 13th and 16th Streets South will be closed to traffic. The construction will only close a portion of 10th Avenue South between 13th and 14th Streets, just east of the Snoozy’s parking lot.

Traffic will still have access to the Alumni House parking lot and the Snoozy’s parking lot from 13th Street South.

When construction reaches the 15th Street South crosswalk, a crosswalk bridge will be installed on 10th Avenue South for the convenience of pedestrians. The work is expected to continue for approximately one year.

This closure is part of an ongoing project to expand the District Steam and Chilled Water System campuswide. The construction will also include improvements to the 10th Avenue South streetscape. Updates on this project will follow as more information is available.