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Ann Arbor Stadium Blvd Road Reconstruction Project

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The City of Ann Arbor is plannin​g to undertake the complete reconstruction of St​adium Boulevard from Hutchins to Kipke Streets during the 2016-2017 construction seasons. This will include significant non-motorized improvements. Bike lanes will be included within the roadway, to provide connectivity with the bike lanes currently in existence at the east and west borders of the project.  Similarly, the City is studying the installation of a sidewalk on the south side of Stadium Boulevard (between the entrance to the University of Michigan Golf Course and the intersection of S. Main and Stadium Blvd.) to eliminate the sidewalk gap that currently exists in this location.  These potential improvements are part of the City's "Complete Streets" philosophy and are already in place at both ends of the project limits and along virtually every other major street within the City.

To keep up to date on this project visit http://www.a2gov.org/departments/engineering/Pages/Stadium-Blvd-Road-Reconstruction-Project.aspx

Washtenaw Bicycling & Walking Coalition Board Meeting - Wednesday, March 25

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Washtenaw Bicycling & Walking Coalition Board Meeting - Wednesday, March 25 - 7pm - The Ecology Center, 339 E Liberty St #300, Ann Arbor. Anyone interested in making Washtenaw County a better place for pedestrians and bicyclists is welcome to attend!

Michigan Department Of Transportation (MDOT) Draft Washtenaw County Non-Motorized Plan Meetings

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Michigan Department Of Transportation (MDOT) Draft Washtenaw County Non-Motorized Plan Meetings - MDOT has scheduled 2 final Outreach Meetings to discuss the draft MDOT University Region: Regional Non-Motorized Plan (which includes Washtenaw County) and gather additional input.

A draft of the plan will be posted to the project website by April 8th – but MDOT wanted to get the Outreach dates on people’s calendars as soon as possible. MDOT is interested in hearing from ALL public agencies (regional, county and local governments), officials, staff, advocates, residents, etc.  Each meeting is scheduled from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. A brief presentation will be given at 4:00 and again at 5:30, after which we’ll be asking for your input.

April 13, 2015 - Jackson City Hall Chambers - 4:00 – 7:00 pm

April 16, 2015 - Lansing Foster Center - 4:00 – 7:00 pm

For more information about the project, or if you cannot attend one of the meetings and would like to review the draft and provide input, please visit: www.uregionnomoplan.com   A draft of the plan will be posted by April 8th, and we’ll be accepting comments until April 24th

WBWC Project Priorities Interactive Map

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WBWC Project Priorities Interactive Map - https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zZXwmTnWeDjQ.kvNuF6nXoGyg

The interactive map of priority projects shows current Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition (WBWC) priorities for improvements to bicycling and walking facilities in Washtenaw County.  The map also shows selected existing facilities for context, including some that have been built in recent years and have been WBWC priorities.

The choice of priorities is guided by these principles:

  • Connection of centers of population, employment, education, shopping, and recreation.
  • Completion of the Border-to-Border Trail as a backbone.
  • Accommodation of the transportation needs of people without cars, with low income, or with disabilities.
  • Countywide significance.
  • Near-term feasibility.
  • Presence in current plans.

There is no attempt to numerically weight the principles or to suggest an implementation order or relative significance of the projects.

Using the map
• How to use -- Instructions on how to use the map are in the legend; click on the arrow on the right to expand the instructions; scroll down and up in the box to see the material.

• Coding -- Feature types are coded by color and line width.  The legend shows the colors in “balloons” rather than as lines because of software limitations.

• “B2B” -- This is an acronym for the Border-to-Border Trail, the cross-county greenway under development along and near the Huron River.

Additional information
WBWC also has a document that lists these priority projects along with supportive policies and other information

US 23 Proposed Construction

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US23NorthListen To WBWC’s US 23 Project Interview On WEMU FM 89.1 Streaming Audio – WBWC Vice-Chair Larry Deck was on the latest installment of WEMU’s “Issues Of The Environment” Wednesday, April 18th discussing the proposed expansion of US 23 north of Ann Arbor and what the group supports, opposes and has concerns about. Listen anytime to this report at http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-us-23-widening-project  - For a WBWC position paper on the proposed US 23 work, click here.

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