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Ann Arbor And Washtenaw County Officials Seeking Input On Bike Map

Ann Arbor
Andrew Cluley
89.1 WEMU

In recent years communities across Washtenaw County have made efforts to promote safe, alternative transportation methods.  Expansion of the Border to Border trail and other bike lanes are some of these changes.  A new effort is designed to make sure everyone in the community knows where they can bike safely.

WashtenawCounty's bike map is getting an overhaul, and they want your input on how to make it better. The city of Ann Arbor with the help of four local agencies has launched an online survey to seek the community's input and let bicyclists share their ideas. 

Eli Cooper is Ann Arbor's Transportation Program Manager. He says it's due for an update. "The base map was produced back in the late 1990's and we've updated it in 2005 using basically the same graphic structure.  And we wanted to do a little customer survey to figure out what the population wants in a bike map and see if we can redesign our information to meet the public's needs," Cooper says.

Cooper says Ann Arbor alone has added 70 miles of bike lanes and shared roads throughout the city in the past five years. 

The survey is available online and ends Monday.

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Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.
Taylor Pinson is a former WEMU news reporter and engineer.
Taylor Pinson is a former WEMU news reporter and engineer.
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