The City of Battle Creek wants to update their guidance on how the city deals with pedestrians, bikers, and more, and they want input from residents these changes will affect.

The City says that they will be holding two public workshops April 27 and 29, in order to collect input from attendees about their needs and activities. Both workshops will cover the same information, related to both the original Non-Motorized Transportation Plan established in 2006 and potential updates that are coming later this year.

The Non-Motorized Transportation Plan "ensures bicyclists, walkers, kayakers/canoers, joggers, and others continue to have safe, accessible, and well-maintained routes around town". The plan is what drives things like the installation of bicycle lanes, and the development of walking trails.

The two workshops take place at two different locations:

Saturday, April 27 – 10 a.m. to noon

City Department of Public Works; Multi-purpose Room 214

150 S. Kendall St., Battle Creek

 

Monday, April 29 – 6-8 p.m.

Central Christian Church; large meeting room

713 Riverside Drive, Battle Creek

If you can't head to the workshops, you can contact project manager and City Planner Eric Feldt at 269-966-3320 to stay informed. You can also find out more information, including a copy of the original 2006 plan, by going to battlecreekmi.gov/planning.