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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:

1. Tonight!

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: