The first phase of the 26-mile bike lane expansion will include lanes in the following areas:
The first phase of the project (16 miles of bike lanes) will be implemented in the following areas:
- 2.6 miles with sharrows on Covell Avenue NW, from Walker Avenue to O’Brien Street
- 2.3 miles on Knapp Street, from Monroe Avenue to Dean Lake Road
- 2.2 miles on Burton Street, from Division Avenue to Plymouth Street
- 1.9 miles on Century Avenue SW, from Wealthy Street to Burton Avenue streets
- 1.6 miles on Leonard Street NW, from Remembrance Road to Covell Street
- 1.4 miles with sharrows on East Fulton Street, from Carlton Avenue to Cascade Road
- 1 mile on Lake Michigan Drive NW, from Fulton Street to Seward Avenue
- 0.7 miles on Wealthy Street, from Garfield Avenue to Front Street
- 0.7 miles on Monroe Avenue, from Leonard Avenuve to Ann Street
- 0.7 miles on Front Avenue NW, from Leonard Avenue to 4th Street
- 0.6 miles on Monroe Avenue, from Coldbrook to Trowbidge Road
- 0.1 miles on Butterworth Street SW, from Front Street to Lexington Avenue
- 0.1 miles on Winter Avenue, from Fulton Street to Watson Street
- 0.1 miles on Watson Street, from Winter Avenue to Front Street
Sharrows are shared-lane markings that indicate a traffic route where bicyclists may use the entirety of the lane.
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This week, Grand Rapids announced plans to add 26 miles of bike lanes across the city within the next year. This came alongside some long-term plans, too: officials want to add 17 miles of bike lanes each year until 2017, eventually giving cyclists a 100-mile network of bike lanes.
The first phase of the project, which will add 16 miles of lanes, starts this week. The second phase will see the remaining 10 miles added in the spring. The expected completion date is within nine months and, if approved by the city commission, will bring the total miles of bike lanes in the city to 33.
Matt graduated from GVSU with a degree in anthropology (because he liked the content, not because it was easy to get a job in the field). His desire to write often finds him buried in a notebook, pen in hand, excavating words and phrases from his mind and his surroundings. He is a co-founder of Stay Hostel, a hostel that will open here in GR.
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