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Border-to-Border Trail

City of Ann Arbor

The City of Ann Arbor has installed two stormwater culverts as part of the Allen Creek Railroad Berm Project that will help prevent floods in the future.  

Border-to-Border
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Throughout the pandemic, more people are utilizing the outdoors for a sense of balance and peace.  On "Issues of the Environment" this week, WEMU’s David Fair caught up with Park Planner and Landscape Architect Peter Sanderson for a look at how the Border-to-Border Trail in Washtenaw County is expanding, improving and, creating even more accessibility to hiking and biking. 


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The City of Ann Arbor continues to move forward with the Allen Creek Railroad Berm Project.  


Border-to-Border Trail
Washtenaw County / washtenaw.org

In this week's "Issues of the Environment," Washtenaw County senior parks planner Peter Sanderson joins WEMU's David Fair to talk about how far the Border-to-Border Trail has come to this point and how much further along it will be at the end of 2019. 


Washtenaw County Parks & Rec
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Washtenaw County residents will have the opportunity to vote for an ongoing millage renewal to fund the parks and nature preserves in the county on November 6th.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry reports on what the issue involves.


Border-to-Border Trail
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After two years of being closed, the Border-to-Border Trail in Ypsilanti will soon re-open.  


Every Monday morning, the executive director of the CivCity Initiative joins WEMU's David Fair for a conversation on topics pertinent to Washtenaw County and the city of Ann Arbor.  Mary Morgan will provide news, analysis, commentary and explain the various ways residents can become more engaged.


Border-to-Border Trail
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The City of Ypsilanti's non-motorized advisory committee has released information about some of its projects for next year.  


City of Ann Arbor

The next step was taken towards a plan to create a tunnel under the railroad tracks in Ann Arbor to provide easier access between Depot Street and the Huron River.


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Ann Arbor residents are being asked to weigh in on the city's "Parks and Open Space Plan" concerning the future of the city's parks and recreation system.   


Bob Eccles / 89.1 WEMU News

Ypsilanti City Council Tuesday night signed off on a handful of budget amendements that direct funds toward non-motorized plan projects, renovation work at the Freighthouse, and future traffic calming projects.

Council member Pete Murdock says the $220,000 for the Freighthouse will go toward upgrading mechanical systems. 

Other amendments include spending $100,000 over the next two budget years on non-motorized projects like the Border-to-Border Trail and a mid-block pedestrian crossing on Michigan Avenue near Water Street. 

WEMU

Ypsilanti's Non-Motorized Advisory Committee is working with Eastern Michigan University to help improve awareness of and safety along the Border-to-Border Trail where it runs past the EMU Convocation Center. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.