Community Updates: Friday, Apr. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-01-2022 under NEWS

More funds for infrastructure are coming to Grand Rapids Michigan lawmakers recently announced their approval of a $4.7 billion statewide infrastructure package, known as the Building Michigan Together Plan. SB 565 and HB 5525 will appropriate...

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City of Grand Rapids launches new bicycle safety education campaign

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

Yesterday, the City of Grand Rapids launched Driving Change, its largest effort to educate motorists, bicyclists, and the community on how everyone can share the road safely. “Grand Rapids actually has a crash rate [between cars and bicycles]...

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Monroe Avenue road project nears completion

by (rachelcc)

Submitted 11-04-2014 under NEWS

The Monroe Avenue road project should be nearing completion soon. Sections of the road from Ann to North Park have been closed since April. Since then the road has been rebuilt with four traffic circles and surfaced, a bicycle track and on-street...

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Software developers win contest for innovative snow plow app

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-21-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Software developers Eric Buehler, Joshua Hulst and Ryan Graffy recently took the grand prize in the Code Michigan 2014 contest that encourages innovation and technology through the use of government platforms and databases.  The competition...

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Relief is underway for Grand Rapids roads, but there are some mixed feelings

by (Scott Trumbo)

Submitted 07-11-2014 under NEWS

Road work has been underway since the May 6th approved ballot initiative. The planned road work is planned to extend well into next year with future dates to be announced in time. Grand Rapids has set the following timeline for construction, which...

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Bike lane repairs, maintenance delayed due to inclement weather

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 03-24-2014 under NEWS

As the sun starts to peek through the clouds and spread its warmth on Grand Rapids, residents are taking to the streets with their bicycles. But with this year's uncommonly brutal winter and the deteriorating quality of city streets, it may be...

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City explores funding options for street repairs

by (Kschmitty)

Submitted 02-25-2013 under NEWS

The Sustainable Streets Task Force (SSTF) issued a press release urging the city to invest in roads now or risk the street system. Currently 63% or 588 miles of city streets are in poor condition. Without improvements 94% will be in poor...

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Glance at the Past - Old Plank Road

by (WYCE)

Submitted 01-10-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Plank Road connected Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, its thriving neighbor to the north. This 19th century middle passage finally limited the more than 30 mile trip to a single day's journey. "Glance at the Past" is a collaboration...

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