Sidewalks for Traverse Heights

 

What piece of infrastructure has the power to prevent obesity & diabetes, reduce depression, raise home values, improve safety, and enhance the livability of a City?

If your answer is sidewalks, give yourself a hand.  Yes, that simple ribbon of concrete a few feet off the roadway just may be the most valuable piece of infrastructure in any city. Yet in Traverse City, nearly 21 miles of road lacks sidewalks.

Thankfully, the City Commission approved a “resolution of intent” on Monday, July 16, 2018 to notify the Traverse City electorate of the City’s intent to issue up to $4.9 million in capital improvement bonds for sidewalks.

This proposal calls for robust new sidewalk investment over the next 3-4 years primarily in the Traverse Heights neighborhood which has been massively underserved in terms of sidewalks. It features an estimated 48,348 feet or 9.16 miles of new sidewalk (East Front and South Garfield will also benefit) and sidewalk replacement/repair (15,391 feet City-wide).

Proposed new sidewalks:


Passionate about a stronger, better connected and more walk/bike friendly Traverse City? Get involved with your grassroots Pro Walk/Pro Bike advocacy group HERE.