Mobility/Bike Action Plan

Mobility/Bike Action Plan; Updates & Community Engagement Opportunities

Updates
The updated plan was presented to and approved by the City Commission at its June 7, 2021 meeting.   The Implementation Plan was presented to and approved by the City Commission at its July 5, 2022 meeting.  Please see the background below and document list to follow the process and iterations of the plan to implementation.

Background
The City of East Grand Rapids worked with Progressive AE and Aligned Planning to develop a Mobility-Bike Action Plan as was noted as a goal in the 2018 City Master Plan.  The final plan was approved in 2021 was reflective of community priorities and input from public engagement opportunities, surveys and public hearings over the past few years.  Different drafts/iterations of the plan are noted below to reflect community input/changes.  A draft Implementation Plan was developed from the approved planning document and in July 2022 after public engagement sessions, input, and feedback the Implementation Plan was approved.  Implementation of the plan will take place in July/August of 2022 with future projects to be added based on construction projects.

The basis of the Mobility-Bike Action Plan Implementation is to address all short-term projects as well as some mid and long-term projects to complete a safe and connected network of cycling facilities within East Grand Rapids and to adjacent communities.  Additional mid and long-term projects will be developed in conjunction with construction projects to make modifications to street cross sections to accommodate cyclists, motorists and residential on-street parking needs.  The Implementation Plan was developed to provide facilities with pavement markings and signage without impacting on-street parking.  This approach is consistent with the 2018 Master Plan and implementation of the first project following the outline of the Mobility-Bike Action Plan with the 2021 Hall Street Project.  Wealthy Street bike lane facilities from the west city limit to Lovett Avenue was previously constructed before the 2018 Master Plan and subsequent 2021 Mobility-Bike Action Plan.

Professional engineers developed the Mobility-Bike Action Plan utilizing traffic engineering judgment and the following professional resources: Manual on Uniform Traffic Control for Streets and Highways, 2009 Edition; AASHTO Guide for the Development of Cycling Facilities, 2012 Fourth Edition; Michigan Department of Transportation Standard Plan (PAVE-900-G, PAVE-961-C, PAVE-962-B; as well as NACTO.

For questions please contact Public Works at 616-940-4817.

Documents