Local Grants for Midland Pathways
During spring 2010, the City of Midland received a $2,000 grant from the Michigan Baseball Foundation and a $1,000 grant from Tri-City Cyclists to work on a bike loop in the downtown area; this was completed by the end of summer 2010.
Midland City Council also has budgeted $25,000 in the 2010-2011 fiscal year to post signage downtown and lay down pavement markings on Ashman and Rodd streets between Nelson and Main streets.
The City has also received $15,000 from the Midland Area Community Foundation for pavement markings and signage related to the new bike paths..
2010 enhancement plans are part of a larger effort to mark many of Midland's major streets so bicyclists know the safest portions of the roadway on which to ride. It is the City's goal to complete the majority of the projects outlined in Midlandís Non-Motorized Transportation Plan (see below) between 2015-2020.
Non-Motorized Transportation Committee
A sub-committee of the Planning Commission, Midland's Non-Motorized Transportation Committee was established in July 2008 to bring more non-motorized transportation options - such as bicycling and walking paths - to the city. The committee's vision is that within 5-10 years, most school children will walk or bicycle to school, and citizens will increasingly walk or ride their bikes to and from various destinations in the city of Midland. To meet their objectives, the committee will concentrate on education, engineering, enforcement, evaluation, and encouragement.
The focus areas for the committee are bicyclists, inline skaters, personal mobility users, schools, and walking enthusiasts.
For more information about initiatives being undertaken by the committee, click on the links below:
Refer to the documents below for more information on biking/walking in Midland.