Walking and Biking Plan

About

The City of Lansing was the first city in Michigan to pass a Complete Streets ordinance, when the Lansing City Council approved its adoption in August of 2009. In 2011, the Public Service Department adopted the first non-motorized plan for Lansing. In 2012, a bicycle parking ordinance was passed, which requires projects going through site plan approval to provide short and long term bicycle parking.

Since the adoption of the first non-motorized (walking and biking) plan, the City has constructed almost 7 miles of trail, 9 ½ miles of bike lanes, and 1 ½ miles of side paths. These additions bring the entire non-motorized network to over 50 miles.

Since the original plan was implemented over 5 years ago and significant changes have been made since then, now is a perfect time to get input from the community about needs and priorities for the next five years.

Schedule

Public input meetings will be held in November of 2016 and in the spring of 2017. The schedule is to have a draft updated plan available to present to the public by June of 2017 with adoption in July or August of 2017.

If you have comments or questions on Lansing’s walking and biking plan update, you can e-mail Andy Kilpatrick, Transportation Engineer, at andrew.kilpatrick@lansingmi.gov.

We Want to Hear From You

The City has scheduled two input sessions for November and will schedule additional meetings in the spring.  Information on the November meetings is listed below:

Tuesday, November 15th

6:30 to 8:30 PM

Allen Neighborhood Center

1611 E. Kalamazoo St. Lansing, MI 48912

Tuesday, November 29th

6:30 to 8:30 PM

South Lansing Community Development Center

800 W. Barnes Ave. Lansing, MI 48910

By late November, you will also be able to provide the City input on the plan in multiple ways:

Map input – The City’s website will have a map where you can provide your input on routes you currently use, routes you’d like to use and existing barriers in the walking and biking network.

Bike parking locations – We will be building an on-line bike parking map for the Lansing area. You can help build the map by using your smart phone and locating any racks you see that are available to the public, whether in the public right of way or on public or private property. See the map or add a location here: arcg.is/2fgLzH2

Comment form – Fill out a form and provide your thoughts on the plan on the Comment Form

Additional Resources

City of Lansing
Complete Streets Ordinance – Part 10, Title 2, Section 1020.13
Bicycle Parking Ordinance – Part 12, Title 6, Chapter 1285
Non-Motorized Network Map
Non-Motorized Plan
Sidewalk Gap Map

Michigan Department of Transportation
University Region Non-Motorized Master Plan

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
2040 Regional Transportation Plan: Non-Motorized System Plan