Ypsilanti Seeks 'Walk-Friendly' Designation
When you think of Ypsilanti, do you think "walk-friendly"? The city hopes so, and is aiming to draw more pedestrian and bike traffic to the downtown.
One way to do that would be to have the city designated a "walk-friendly" community.
Committee Chair Bob Krzewinski says the application process is pretty competitive.
"They have about a 40-page application that you have to go through," Krzewinski says, "and again the good thing about it is even if you don't win a really high award they give you suggestions on what you can do for improvement in trying again the following year"
If the city of Ypsilanti gets the designation as a "walk-friendly" community it would become just the third city in Michigan to be recognized.
Ann Arbor has a "Gold" designation, and Lansing received an "Honorable Mention".