Bike Friendly Ideas To Be Presented

Bike Friendly Ideas To Be Presented May 16

Kalamazoo, Michigan — Speakers will share their ideas for how bicycling can make the community even more livable, in a fast-paced series of public presentations during Kalamazoo Bike Week on Wednesday May 16, 2018 from 4-5pm.  “Local Bicycling Developments – 2018 & Beyond” will be held at the Wile Auditorium, KRESA Main Campus, 1819 E. Milham Rd., Kalamazoo, MI.  The event will address how local leaders, stakeholders and the general public can build a more bike-friendly culture to boost the area’s reputation as a great place to live, work, play and learn.

Speakers and special guests will include: Margaret O’Brien, MI State Senator, District 20; Kathleen Hoyle, Director, City of Portage; Tim Krone, Owner, Pedal Bicycle; Brendan Molony, Sustainability Coordinator, Bronson Methodist Hospital; Megan Mickelson, Assoc. Planner, Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study; Paul Runnels, Director, Open Roads Bike Program; and David Warwick, Chair, Kalamazoo Bike Week.

To register go to https://goo.gl/forms/H1xEEp4zt90MJHvY2 or call (269) 343-0766.  (Park on west side – lower level – of KRESA’s main office building.)

 

River to River Trail Planning Study

The River to River Trail Planning Study is now complete.  The objective of the River to River Trail Planning Study is to recommend a preferred route for a non-motorized trail connection from the Kalamazoo County trail system to the Kent County trail system. Specifically, the trail plan looked at a route connecting the existing Kalamazoo River Valley trailhead at D Avenue in Cooper Township north to M-6 connector trail on 68th Street SE in Cutlerville. The complete document can be found at the following link: River to River Trail Planning Study or on the “Other Documents” section of KATS website.

Technical Committee Meeting

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS) Technical Committee will be meeting on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose Street.  Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: Meeting Materials 5-10-18.

FY 2017-2020 TIP 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 by mail to the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, 5220 Lovers Ln, Suite 110, Portage, MI 49002. Deadline to submit comments will be May 28, 2018. Comments may also be made at the May 30, 2018 Policy Committee Meeting to be held at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 N. Rose Street. The Proposed Amendments are available at the following link: FY 17-20 May 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.

Policy Committee Meeting

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda can be found at the following link: Meeting Materials 4-18-2018.

Technical Committee Report (4-12-18)

Amendment to the TIP for Inclusion of Performance Management

Within 180 days of States setting performance targets, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), such as KATS, are required to set performance targets in relation to the performance measures (where applicable).  To ensure consistency, each MPO must coordinate with the relevant State and public transportation providers when setting performance targets.  The MPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is required to include State and MPO targets.

The following document will be amended into the current TIP in support of State performance measures and targets.

Performance Management & The Transportation Improvement Program

For questions regarding this document, please contact KATS at 269-343-0766 or info@katsmpo.org

Technical Committee Meeting

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee will be meeting on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: Meeting Materials 4-12-18.