View Single Post
Old Posted Jul 7, 2017, 1:53 PM
deja vu's Avatar
deja vu deja vu is offline
somewhere in-between
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 1,266
Planning update for a bike route envisioned to connect Grand Rapids with Kalamazoo (which would be amazing):

Plans advance for 42-mile trail connecting Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo
By Kate Carlson | MLive
July 07, 2017

...For about 20 years, communities between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo have expressed interest in connecting the two cities with a trail spanning West Michigan, said John Morrison, executive director of the West Michigan Trails and Greenways Coalition. Recently a more focused planning effort began in November of 2016...

The project is still in the planning process, but three possible routes have been identified:
  • Old interurban rail line
  • Use of existing interior/country roads
  • A route along US-131
The old interurban rail line is the most popular option so far, said Suzannah Deneau, Wightman & Associates Inc. project engineer. The land is now owned by Consumers Energy, which is willing to work with the trail planners, but they also must get permission by various people and businesses along the old rail line that Consumers offers easements to...
There is an interactive map on the article that shows the proposed routes. The former interurban rail line route gets my vote.
Reply With Quote