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
- 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 www.mparks.org/MITrailSummit. Or contact mParks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-485-9888.
To coordinate a regional trails & greenways infrastructure.
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.