I thought this group might like to see what's going on in our community in Michigan.
One of the dubious benefits of being a legendary eccentric bicycling around a Midwestern town, is the opportunity to shape the future, or at least attend and witness other people do real things of substance. Sometimes I wonder why anybody even shares these events with me, but they do. One of the privileges for which I was volunteered is the Citizen's Advisory Committee to the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS). (The longer the title the less meaningful the position) The committee doesn't do a whole lot except comment on the work and proposals of KATS.
This time around they have hit a home run or scored a bike polo goal or something. They have finished several years of study and developed a non-motorized solution to our problems. Found on their website,is an extensive document which outlines a detailed revision of the city streets including their best choices for non-motorized accommodations. There are pages and pages of details but the most impressive part is the executive summary which explains the methodology and process by which they reached their conclusions.
For it's size, it will be a good study to see if they really carry out these plans and how well this integrated system works. I wish them well.