HAWKs, 8th Street and an Academy: January’s Grand Traverse Pro Walk/Pro Bike Update
Happy new year!
Here are 3 things happening on the active transportation front:
City Commissioners will hear a proposal from MDOT to install High-intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) signals at crosswalks on Grandview Parkway – specifically at Elmwood and Hall streets. These crossings (plus Oak Street), serve as key connections between our TC neighborhoods and the bayfront. We think HAWK beacons are a good option to improve the comfort and safety for people crossing Grandview at all non-signalized crosswalks while MDOT works toward a safer street design with planned reconstruction in the coming years.
2. Eighth Street
We’re continuing to push for a more walkable, bikeable, and all-around safer Eighth Street. Read more here about how you can help weigh in: elgruponorte.org/8th
3. Advocate Academy
We’re excited to bring back the advocate academy in 2019 for all Grand Traverse County residents. Applications are accepted through 2/1/19: elgruponorte.org/academy
Stay up to date on all things active transportation in the Grand Traverse region by joining our grassroots Pro Walk/Pro Bike group: