Event: Local Bicycling Developments

EVENT REGISTRATION: Local Bicycling Developments Registration Form

How do you go about making a community even more bicycle friendly?  Leading organizations set goals based on the League of American Bicyclists prestigious “Bike Friendly” awards, then take the concrete steps to measure up.

In this one hour event we will learn first-hand about the experiences of some of our most progressive organizations as they seek LAB’s “Bike Friendly” awards.  There will be enough time to ask questions and share your thoughts with the speakers, as well.

Date/Time: Wednesday May 17, 4-5pm
Place: Wile Auditorium, KRESA; 1819 East Milham; Portage 49002
Registration: Go to Local Bicycling Developments Registration Form

Featured Speakers:

City of Portage
– Larry Shaffer, City Manager
Bronson Healthcare Group
– Brendan Molony, LEED AP O+M, Sustainability Coordinator
– Paul Guthrie, Laboratory Clinical Technical Consultant
Western Michigan University
– Bob Miller, Assoc. VP of Community Outreach

David Warwick, chair of Kalamazoo Area Bike Week, will be on hand to offer his personal welcome.

The one-hour session scheduled on Wednesday May 17, right in the middle of Kalamazoo Bike Week 2017 (May 13-20).  Attending will be a great way to learn first-hand from area leaders about what’s in store for our community, in one condensed session.

Register now before our general public announcements begin, by going to:
Local Bicycling Developments Registration Form

This event is sponsored by the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study and Bike Friendly Kalamazoo.

Hastings Small Urban Task Force

A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. for the purpose of allowing local officials and interested citizens to propose and comment on a possible amendment to projects utilizing Federal Aid funds within the Small Urban boundary of the City of Hastings for Fiscal Year 2017.  The meeting will be held at the Barry County Road Commission:

1725 West M-43, Hastings, MI  49058

In Michigan, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) distributes Federal Aid money to local agencies.  Small Urban Task Forces prioritize the use of Federal Aid on projects for roads and transit within the urban areas with populations of 5,000 to 50,000.

Questions regarding this meeting can be directed to the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, representing the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council, at (269) 343-0766 or through email at info@katsmpo.org.  Additional information for this meeting may be found at www.smpcregion3.org/transportation.

Technical Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee will be held on Thursday, May 11, at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: Meeting Materials

FY 17-20 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments

Proposed amendments to the FY 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) are available to review. Comments may be submitted by emailing: sstepek@katsmpo.org or mail to the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, 5220 Lovers Ln, Suite 110, Portage, MI 49002. Deadline to submit comments will be May 30, 2017.  The Proposed Amendments are available at the following link: FY 17-20 Transportation Improvement Program May 2017 Amendments.

Public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comments on the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) will satisfy the Program of Projects (POP) requirements for the following grantees: The Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority, the Central County Transportation Authority and Van Buren Public Transit.

Fiscal Year 2018 Unified Planning Work Program

The draft of the Fiscal Year 2018 Unified Planning Work Program is available for comment and can be found at the following link: DRAFT FY 2018 UPWP Word File

The Fiscal Year 2018 Unified Planning Work Program for the Kalamazoo metropolitan area outlines the transportation planning program of the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study. The Unified Planning Work Program identifies how the available planning funds (federal and state) will be used to address the federal and state transportation planning requirements while concurrently addressing local transportation policies, programs, issues, and priorities.

Areas of focus for the Fiscal Year 2018 Unified Planning Work Program include:

  • Work with the Michigan Department of Transportation to identify and adopt performance targets for the Metropolitan Planning Area for incorporation into planning products (Work Element 200, 300, 500)
  • Incorporate new Statewide and Metro Planning Rules into the Transportation Improvement Program
  • Consultant work for the completion of a Transit Fixed Route Marked Stop Only Study (Work Element 600)
  • Congestion Management Process Update (Work Element 200)

Policy Committee Meeting

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda can be found at the following link: April 26, 2017 Meeting Materials

KATS Moves Public Meeting #2

April 24th, 4 – 7 p.m. Drop in anytime. Presentations at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Kalamazoo College Fieldhouse
1600 W. Michigan Ave.
Hornet Suite

Refreshments will be provided.

KATS Moves is a community-driven plan to enhance pedestrian, greenway, and transit facilities throughout the greater Kalamazoo Metro region.

 

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