2020 Mobility/Bike Action Plan

Mobility/Bike Action Plan; Updates & Community Engagement Opportunities

Help us create our Mobility/Bike Action Plan! 

The City of East Grand Rapids is working with Progressive AE and Aligned Planning to develop a mobility plan reflective of community priorities by the end of 2020 to inform funding decisions for the next fiscal year. 

We are looking for resident and community member input to help us put this plan together: Where do you like to ride and walk? Are there missing connections? Where are the places you avoid because you feel unsafe? A team of mobility experts will be engaging our community (with proper social distancing) to gather feedback about our biking and walking infrastructure.

 

Demonstrations

Oct. 16 – Nov. 1

The City will conduct a demonstration at Lakeside Drive/Greenwood Avenue and Reeds Lake Boulevard to test and analyze how this space can be made safer and more easily accessible to those utilizing our trails, parks and streets. The demonstration will include temporary stop signs, crosswalk markings, ramps and more to actively display potential modification considerations. The area selected is a direct result of feedback from previous public workshops and surveys. Take a look at our map for greater detail. 

We ask all those passing through this demonstration — whether on foot or wheels — to pay close attention over the next few weeks and provide feedback via this survey: https://bit.ly/2SMuU0P.


Public Workshops

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 5 - 7 p.m., John Collins Park
There will be three stations where you will be asked to: 

1. Review proposed vision and goals, confirm if you agree, and identify what is missing 

2. Verify proposed street types and identify priority bicycle and pedestrian routes 

3. Interact with different bicycle facility types that may be implemented in the future 

You can also lend your voice to the conversation by completing our SECOND survey.


Monday, July 27, 5 - 7:30 p.m., John Collins Park
At this meeting, we asked how people get around EGR, what concerns they might have and where new or improved pedestrian and bike facilities are needed. A large map at John Collins Park was filled with comments.

Suggestions from each workshop will be used to create alternative scenarios for the workshops in following workshops.