Grand Rapids approves streets plan; funding approved by voters in 2014

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The City of Grand Rapids is moving forward with plans to make sure that all the city's streets are in good condition and used as best as they can be.

City Commissioners adopted the Grand Rapids Vital Streets Plan last Tuesday.  The plan was part of a 2014 voter-approved extension of the city income tax rate and a 0.2% renewal dedicated to streets and sidewalks.  A committee of 25 citizens guided the creation of the 15-year, which will cost $22 million annually to implement.

The Vital Streets Plan components and interactive maps are available on the City of Grand Rapids website, here.

The plans are divided into three categories: The Framework Plan, the Grand Rapids Street Types Map and the Grand Rapids Streets Modal Overlay Map.  Every street in Grand Rapids is classified based on their function and surrounding land use.  The streets are also highlighted on the maps for particular modes of transportation, like vehicles, bikes, trucks or buses.

 

 

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2 comments

  • Bob

    I can see where the city has been making progress repairing the streets.

    Let’s not forget the sidewalks department also got a percent of the millage.

    I can’t see where they have done anything. The sidewalks were in better shape before they got the millage to repair them.