Grand Region Nonmotorized Plan and New Bike Maps

MDOT is working to develop a nonmotorized transportation plan for the Grand Region to: identify opportunities to enahnce nonmotorized trandporation; prioritize nonmotorized investment; and provide a vision for the nonmotorized network to guide public and private initiatives. A new bike map will also be provided. MDOT is holding outreach meetings through the 13-county region in 2016. Regional, county and local government agencies, officials, staff, advocates, and residents are invited to attend any one of the meetings to:

  • learn more about the project
  • view and confirm the data collected so far
  • provide input related to major connections, gaps, issues, priorities, and concerns

Upcoming meetings include:

  • Barry County, Nov. 16, 4-7 p.m. Barry Community Foundation - Dennison Performing Arts Center, 231 S. Broadway, Hastings
  • Allegan County, Nov. 17, 4-7 p.m. Griswold Auditorium, 401 Hubbard St, Allegan
  • Mason County, Dec. 7, 4-7 p.m. Mason County Airport, 5300 U.S. 10, Ludington
  • Kent County, Dec. 8, 4-7 p.m. Walker City Hall, 4243 Remembrance Rd. NW, Walker

For more information about the project, meeting details, or if you can't make a meeting and would like to provide input, please visit www.walkbike,info/grand-region/.

2017 mParks Trail Summit

The Michigan Trail Summit is an opportunity for trail enthusiasts, advocates, and organizations to gain knowledge and netowkring through a day of informative sessions with topics including trail management, connecting trails and health, community trails, and more!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Sessions include:

  • Trail Management
  • Collective Impact and Non-motorizied Trails
  • Emerging Trail Trends and Issues
    • Technology Trends and its Potential Impact on Trail Use
    • Heritage Trails: The Opposite of Generic
    • What is Your Burning Issue? Roundtable
  • Community Trail Networks
  • Connecting Trails and Health
  • How to Use Metrics and Creative Ideas to Secure Funding

And more, with speakers and opportunities to discuss issues with trail agencies and organizations. To register, go to Or contact mParks at or 517-485-9888.


Our Mission:

To coordinate a regional trails & greenways infrastructure.

Our Vision:

To develop a non-motorized trail network that connects our communities, wildlife areas, parks, historic landmarks, and civic destinations. In this way, we build something sustainable for future generations to enjoy.


News & Announcements

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5 West Michigan Trails to Share in $232,000 in Private Funds

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WMTGC Kicks Off New Year with Three Grant Awards!

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Fred Meijer Trail Champion


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