The City, in partnership with Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation (TART)
Trails, and the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), will be introducing concepts to improve and extend the regional trail network that runs throughout the community.
The TART Improvement and Extension project is located between West End Beach and the intersection of Peninsula Drive/US 37 and Eastern Avenue. The plan elevates the existing TART Trails Network by enhancing the functionality and enjoyment of the Trail as well as extending its reach along Peninsula Drive from East Front Street to Eastern Avenue.
The project is in support of multimodal efforts that aim to provide a more connected and safe trail network. The capacity limitations of the current non-motorized facility results in periods of congestion and user conflicts. To address this, the concept plan proposes expanding the trail width to 16 feet, with 10 feet dedicated to bi-directional bicycle use, and six feet dedicated to pedestrian use. The added width will address the capacity limitations and marking the pavement to separate pedestrians and bicyclists will address user conflicts by creating space for the modes which operate at different speeds.
A community update and input sessions based on initial design concepts is being presented at virtual workshops in February and March.
February Engagement Sessions
Focusing on Downtown and Peninsula Sections
February 15: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Link Here (need from Progressive AE)
In Person Sessions:
Downtown Section Focus
February 16: 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Governmental Center, Training Room
400 Boardman Avenue
Base of Peninsula Section Focus
February 16: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
NMC Innovation Center & Library (Formerly West Hall)
1720 College Drive