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 May 18, 2016.
The meeting will be held at the Wile Auditorium, KRESA Main Campus, 1819 E. Milham Rd., Kalamazoo, MI at 4pm. The goal of this event is to help local leaders and stakeholders, as well as the general public, gain a better understanding of how bike-friendly facilities relate to local efforts to elevate the region’s stature as a great place to live, work and play.
Being Bike-Friendly - Its Impact on Economic Development - Terrence Neuzil, Kalamazoo County Administrator
How Kalamazoo Township Planned & Funded Its Non-Motorized "Breakthrough" - Ron Reid, Kalamazoo Twp Supervisor
Connecting Kalamazoo & Portage: The "Green & Blueway" Project - Bill Rose, Kalamazoo Nature Center President, CEO
New Bike Lanes, Routes and Sharrows - What's Popping Up In Kalamazoo - Rebekah Kik, Kalamazoo City Planner
Eliason Nature Preserve Trail: A Path For Many Users - Kendall Klingelsmith, Dir.of Portage Parks, Rec. & Snr Citizen Svcs
Mountain Biking Hits the Trail In the Kalamazoo County Parks - David Rachowicz, Kal. Co. Parks & Rec. Director; Meg Zapolowski, VP of Southwest Mtn Biking Assn
Plus, there will be an update on the status of the KATS MPO-wide long term Non-Motorized Plan, from the perspective of the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study and Bike Friendly Kalamazoo on BFK's "next steps."
Register now before our general public announcements begin, by going to: http://goo.gl/forms/ojOevQb6K5
(You may also call Monica Zehner at KATS: 269-343-0766)
Many thanks to the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS) for co-sponsoring this event!
Location: KRESA's Wile Auditorium 1819 East Milham Road. Park on the west side of KRESA's main office building. Who is Invited: All BFK delegates/participants, generalpublic, media