14th Street South
14th Street South is a north-south street in midtown and southside Birmingham. 14th Street begins at the southern end of 14th Street North at the Railroad Reservation and the 14th Street Underpass. From there it sets the western border of Railroad Park, and then continues for sixteen blocks to where it intersects with 17th Street South at the base of Red Mountain. It intersects the UAB campus and Phelan Park.
In the October 2004 update to the City Center Master Plan, 14th Street was identified as a primary connector between the Civil Rights District and UAB, in its proposed "Technology & Cultural District" initiative. The plan called for the enhancement of the street right-of-way as part of a network of "Green Streets" with tree plantings, upgraded sidewalk and crosswalk paving, lighting and signage.
In March 2011 the newly repaved roadway through UAB to Railroad Park was marked with what are called "sharrows", creating shared motor-travel and bicycle lanes to allow for bicycle traffic without giving up travel lanes. Road signage encouraging motorists to "share the road" were also installed.
Notable Locations (north to south)
- For an alphabetical list of locations, see the 14th Street South category.
- Railroad Reservation and 14th Street Underpass (continues north as 14th Street North)
- 1st Avenue South intersection
- 2nd Avenue South intersection
- 3rd Avenue South intersection
- 4th Avenue South intersection
- former location of Birmingham Macaroni Company
- former Citgo gas station
- 5th Avenue South intersection
- 6th Avenue South intersection
- 7th Avenue South intersection (east only)
- University Boulevard intersection
- 9th Avenue South intersection
- 10th Avenue South intersection
- 11th Avenue South intersection
- 12th Avenue Southintersection
- 13th Avenue South intersection, roadway shifts 1/2 block east
- 14th Avenue South intersection
- 15th Avenue South intersection
- 16th Avenue South intersection
- 17th Avenue South terminus
- Urban Design Associates (October 2004) City Center Master Plan Update for the City of Birmingham, Alabama. (48.5 MB PDF)
- Spencer, Thomas (March 14, 2011) "Street marked for sharing with cyclists." Birmingham News