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Vital Street Biking

The Sustainable Streets Task Force Report envisioned moving people - to shops, jobs, education, health care, recreation and places of worship - not just vehicles. Vital Streets serve everyone, create value of place and protect the natural resources of our city.

Miles Complete:

77 Miles

Goal:  70 miles completed by June 30, 2015.

 

​"Building a new roadway for automobiles can cost millions of dollars to construct, and many of the pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure projects and facilities are extremely low-cost in comparison. This infrastructure can also serve to improve safety for all road users, while also promoting healthier lifestyles through more bicycling and walking."

Source:  Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), Robert Wood Johnson Foundations' Active Living Research Program, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

 

 Grand Rapids is Bikable

 

Bike Score      55

For more information on the bikescore methodology go to Bikescore Methodology

 

 Grand Rapids is a Car-Dependent City

 

Walk Score     48

For more information on the walkscore methodology go to Walkscore Methodology

"Creating a walkable and bikeable community starts with the built environment: having destinations close to each other; siting schools, parks, and public spaces appropriately; allowing mixed-use developments; having sufficient densities to support transit; creating commercial districts that people can access by bicycle, foot and wheelchair; etc."

 Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Active Living Research Program, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

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