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.   City staff and consultants have worked to complete a DRAFT implementation plan which is posted and available below.  

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.    

After the Mobility-Bike Action Plan was adopted in the summer of 2021 city staff and engineering consultants from Halverson Engineering developed an implementation plan to develop the implementation of the plan.  The Mobility-Bike Action Implementation DRAFT is published below for the public to view.  Draft plans are also available in the lower level lobby of the Municipal Complex/Community Center adjacent to the Public Works Administration/Engineering counter.  The city encourages the public to view the DRAFT implementation plan and to engage the city at several public community engagement sessions that are/will be promoted and advertised via city communications platforms.  Several temporary demonstration engagement pilots will also be considered to provide the public an opportunity to see and experience what potential changes might look/feel like.  These demonstration engagement pilots will likely be considered by the City Commission in late April or early May.  

The basis of the Mobility-Bike Action Plan Implementation DRAFT 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 current DRAFT implementation plan was developed to provide facilities with pavement markings and signage without impacting any on-street parking.  This approach is consistent with the 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.

Please feel free to provide feedback by sending comments to: input@eastgr.org  

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

Documents

EGR Mobility-Bike Action Plan Implementation DRAFT (April 2022)