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Promoting Enhanced Bicycle Infrastructure

City Of Grand Rapids   
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Grand Rapids, Michigan has created legislation to improve existing bike paths and install new bike paths that accommodate recreational trips as well as trips to work, shopping and school. The goal of this legislation is to meet the City’s plan to make 10% of all regional travel made on bicycle. Limiting dependency on cars has manifold benefits: serves those without the capacity to drive (senior and minors); reduces congestion and time spent commuting; reduced land consumption through roadways and parking; tax re-allocation from roadways; improved air quality and less dependency on non-renewable resources.

Following this legislation, a map was published which highlighted the greenways and on-street bicycle/pedestrian corridors that link all areas of the city to major parks, the river, and the regional trail network currently in development.