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.

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