GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Grand Rapids City Commission Tuesday morning adopted a robust bicycle action plan to help move Grand Rapids forward as a community where bicycling for transportation and recreation is a safe, comfortable and integral part of daily life.

The plan provides recommendations on policies, programs and connected, high-quality bicycling facilities. The plan also hopes to create a community where bicycling is accessible for all ages, abilities and socioeconomic levels.

Included in the plan are:

  • A proposed bicycle network that is convenient, well-connected and builds on the City’s Vital Streets Plan
  • Recommendations on the type of bikeways that should be developed throughout the city,  including trails, separated bikeways and bicycle boulevards on local streets
  • A broad range of bicycle supportive policies and programs
  • Recommendations for planning, design and performance measures

“This Bicycle Action Plan carries our Vital Streets vision forward by identifying and refining the improvements and strategies needed to implement a safe, comfortable and efficient bicycling network with supportive policies and programs that foster a thriving bicycling community,” said transportation planning and programs supervisor Kristin Bennett.

The drafted plan also includes recommendations for the following areas:

  • Modifications to some corridors identified in the Vital Streets Plan
  • New bicycling facilities and changes or upgrades to existing facilities
  • Policy changes and enhancements
  • Programs and support services and facilities
  • Operations and maintenance

For more information, visit the City of Grand Rapids website.

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