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Contact Planning Department - Phone: 989-837-3374    Email: bkaye@midland-mi.org

Non-Motorized Transportation Committee

Bike/Walk Midland TV Show

Check out this new program about bike commuting, walking for health, disabilities, laws, safe routes to school, and more. The show airs Mondays at 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 4:30 a.m., and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. on MCTV Cable Channel 99 in Midland. Find a schedule of air times via the MCTV website.

Non-Motorized Transportation Plan - 2013

Click here to view Midland's NMT Plan, a long-range plan that will guide efforts to build upon the city's current non-motorized transportation offerings. The plan, adopted by Midland City Council in September 2013, is based on the first plan approved in 2009, and reflects experience gained since that plan's implementation.

The new document covers the next five years, starting in late 2014.

A Bike-Friendly Community

October 23, 2012:  Once again, Midland has been named a Bicycle Friendly Community for going above and beyond to develop more non-motorized transportation methods (bike/walking paths and connectors between existing pathways) throughout Midland. Click here to find out more.

In April 2010, Midland received this same national recognition. The League of American Bicyclists awarded Midland for being a "bike-friendly community," one of just 35 communities from around the U.S. to receive this special designation.

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.

Refer to the documents below for more information on biking/walking in Midland.

Non-Motorized Transportation Committee Members

  • Dave Waite, Chairperson & Engineering Leader

  • Kerry Irons, Vice Chairperson & Education Leader

  • Brad Kaye, City of Midland Staff Liaison

  • Jim Hemeyer, Enforcement Leader

  • Doug Greminger, Evaluation Leader

  • Mary Laforet, Safe Route to Schools (SR2S) Program Leader

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  • Judd Tanzini, Planning
    Commission Liaison

  • Thoralf Brecht, Encouragement Leader