Stadium Drive and W. Michigan Avenue Corridor Study

Join us for the Stadium Drive and W. Michigan Avenue Corridor Study from September 30 to October 3.  A variety of public events will be held. During that time, city leaders and transportation professionals will evaluate Stadium Drive and Michigan Avenue between Western Michigan University and the Kalamazoo River.

  • Tuesday, September 30 at 2:00 p.m. Mayor’s Corridor Bike Ride (Begins at northeast corner of Stadium/Oliver)
  • Tuesday, September 30 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting at the Radisson to gather input.
  • Wednesday, October 1, Public “Drop In” Hours from 8-9:00 a.m., Noon-1:00 p.m., and from 7-8:00 p.m. at the Radisson
  • Wednesday, October 1, at 7:00 p.m. Pub Crawl (Location information TBD)
  • Friday, October 3, Presenting the Vision Public Meeting from 10:00 a.m. -Noon

Check out the interactive map to place points of interest and your comments!

For more information visit:
The Stadium Drive and Michigan Avenue Corridor Study Facebook Page
or check out the flyer.

Questions?  Contact Steve Stepek by calling 269-343-0766 or via email.


Kalamazoo Charter Township Non-Motorized Plan

You are invited to attend the first of two public input sessions regarding the development of the Kalamazoo Township Non-motorized Plan on Wednesday, October 8, at 6:00 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Township Hall, 1720 Riverview Drive.  Please see the attached flyer here for complete information.

KATS Adopts Complete Streets Policy

Kalamazoo, MI – September 24, 2014.   The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS), the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the greater Kalamazoo area, adopted a Complete Streets Policy for the Kalamazoo urbanized area today at their regularly scheduled meeting.

Complete Streets is an approach to have “roadways planned, designed, and constructed to provide appropriate access to all legal users in a manner that promotes safe and efficient movement of people and goods whether by car, truck, transit, assistive device, foot, or bicycle.”

The Policy looks to incorporate the needs of all legal users in the planning process for roadway, transit, and non-motorized projects when allocating federal transportation funds.

The approved Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Complete Streets Policy may be viewed here.

Policy Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study will be held on Wednesday, September 24, at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 N. Rose Street.  Meeting materials can be found by clicking here.

Put the Brakes on Fatalities Poster Contest

This is the last week to enter the Kalamazoo County Road Commission’s “Put the Brakes on Fatalities” Poster Contest.  More information can be found by clicking the links below:

Put the Brakes on Fatalities Information
Contest Rules

Stadium Drive & Michigan Avenue Corridor Study

Between September 30 and October 3, city leaders and transportation professionals will evaluate Stadium Drive and Michigan Avenue between Western Michigan University and the Kalamazoo River. This vital transportation corridor connects WMU, Kalamazoo College, downtown, and adjacent neighborhoods.  For a schedule of public events, please see the flyer: Stadium Drive & Michigan Avenue Corridor Study Flyer.

Complete Streets Revisions Dated 9-8-2014

A copy of the 3.1 revision of the 9-8-2014 Policy incorporating the recommendation of the Technical Committee and with grammatical corrections can be found here.

A revised draft of the 9-8-14 Complete Streets Policy is available.  For a copy of the  draft with changes tracked:
KATS CS Policy Rev3 9-8-14-Changes Tracked
For a copy of the new 9-8-14 draft without changes tracked:
KATS CS Policy without Tracking

Public comments received to date may be viewed here.

Answers compiled to technical questions relevant to Complete Streets is available.  A summary and the fact sheet can be found here.