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

Sessions include:

  • 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 info@mparks.org or 517-485-9888.

 

Our Mission:

To coordinate a regional trails & greenways infrastructure.

Our Vision:

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.

 

News & Announcements

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5 West Michigan Trails to Share in $232,000 in Private Funds

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WEST MICHIGAN - Kent County this year plans to extend the Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail nearer to a hook...

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WMTGC Kicks Off New Year with Three Grant Awards!

posted on 02/03/2015

2015 has launched with an exciting start for the Coalition! Three foundations have awarded us grants...

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Fred Meijer Trail Champion

 

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