Policy Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS) Policy Committee will be held on Wednesday, May 27, at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 N. Rose Street.  Meeting materials are available at the following link: Meeting Materials for 27 May 2015.  Please note the Draft FY 2016 Unified Planning Work Program is not included in the meeting packet due to its size.  It may be downloaded at the following link: FY 2016 Draft UPWP 5-20-15

May 15: City of Kalamazoo Non-motorized Master Plan Public Meeting

Want to provide input to the City of Kalamazoo’s regarding updates to its Non-motorized Master Plan?  Its not too late! Drop-in May 15th at City Hall Community Room from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Presentations at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  The results from the second meeting will be presented, and workshop tables will be available to vote on project priorities. Small group discussions will be held on focused projects to determine what implementation looks like.

Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Citizen Advisory Committee will be meeting on Thursday, May 21, at 4:00 p.m.at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 N. Rose Street.  Meeting materials are available at the following link: Agenda/Materials.

Kalamazoo Township Non-motorized Plan

The 2014 Kalamazoo Charter Township Non-motorized Plan is now available on our website.  Link: 2014 Kalamazoo Township Non-motorized Master Plan

Additional planning documents from local agencies within the planning area will be posted as KATS receives them.

City of Kalamazoo to Update Non-motorized Master Plan

The City of Kalamazoo will hold a series of public meetings and workshops from May 13th to May 15th to update its Non-Motorized Master Plan (NMP), which was last updated in 1998. This update is happening as both Kalamazoo Township and the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS) also work to update their non-motorized plans. For more information, please see: http://www.kalamazoocity.org/kalamazoo-blog/public-input-sought-for-update-to-non-motorized-transportation-master-plan/

May Newsletter

The KATS May 2015 Newsletter is now available.  Link: MAY 2015 Newsletter

Strategic Plans for Bicycling To Be Presented May 13

Kalamazoo, Michigan — Strategic plans for how major local institutions plan to integrate bicycling into the community’s economic development and place-making efforts will be presented in a public meeting to be held on Wednesday May 13, 2015.  The meeting will be held at the Wile Auditorium, KRESA Main Campus, 1819 E. Milham Rd., Kalamazoo, MI from 4-5:00 p.m.  The event will help local leaders, stakeholders, and the general public better understand how bike-friendly facilities will tie into lifting the region’s stature as a great place to live, work and play.  Special highlights will include an invitation to provide input to the greater community’s long-term non-motorized plans and bicycling infrastructure, as well as a glimpse into how such plans are already affecting projects such as KVCC’s new health and wellness campus in downtown Kalamazoo.

Speakers will include: Marilyn Schlack, President, Kalamazoo Valley Community College; Rebekah Kik, City Planner; Matt Johnson, City Engineer, City of Kalamazoo; Ron Reid, Supervisor, Kalamazoo Township; Steve Stepek, Senior Planner, Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study; and, Jason Latham, SW Region Planning Manager, Michigan Department of Transportation.

Email mzehner@katsmpo.org or call (269) 343-0766 to register.  (Park on west side – lower level – of KRESA’s main office building.)

Bike Friendly Kalamazoo (BFK) is a volunteer network drawn from the greater Kalamazoo metropolitan planning organization.  The network is working to make our entire community even more bicycle friendly, while facilitating many other non-motorized uses, as well.  BFK is part of a larger place-making effort aimed at making our area even more attractive as a great environment in which to live, work and play.  For more information, see www.bikefriendlykalamazoo.org.