Our Advocacy Committee leads the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition’s advocacy work. The committee is chaired by Barbara Schmid, vice-chair of the GGRBC Board of Directors.
Our participation and advocacy is making a difference with these programs and planning/engineering projects:
- City of Grand Rapids - Green Grand Rapids | Report | Bicycle Presentation
- City of Grand Rapids - Nonmotorized Transportation Plan (Bicycle Plan) update
- City of Grand Rapids - Complete Streets Resolution and Complete Streets Policy Ordinance
- City of Grand Rapids - Bicycle Ordinance update
- City of Grand Rapids - Framing the Future Downtown Development Authority 2011 Plan
- City of Grand Rapids - Plymouth Avenue reconstruction/bike lanes project
- City of Grand Rapids - Grand Loop mountain biking network and new single track in parks
- Grand Valley Metropolitan Council - MPO Policy and Tech committees - Complete Streets presentations in October, 2010
- Grand Valley Metropolitan Council - Long Range Transportation Plan update
- Grand Valley Metropolitan Council - Nonmotorized Transportation Plan update
- The Rapid - Smart commuting program and Bus Rapid Transit/Silver Line station design
- City of Wyoming - Turn On 28th Street downtown planning process
- Greater Greenville Transportation Committee - Complete Streets presentation, March 30, 2011
Complete Streets Education and Advocacy
Complete Streets Training Presentations
The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition has access to trained Complete Streets presenters. Please contact us about arranging a professional Complete Streets training presentation for your organization.
Michigan Complete Streets Coalition
The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition is a proud member of the Michigan Complete Streets Coalition, the award-winning campaign of the League of Michigan Bicyclists, the Michigan Environmental Council, and AARP.
On March 8, 2011, the Michigan Complete Streets Coalition won the "Winning Campaigns" award from the Alliance for Bicycling and Walking at the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. As a result of the Complete Streets legislation passed by the Michigan Legislature in 2010, 32 municipalities around the state have adopted Complete Streets resolutions and/or ordinances, the most of any state in the U.S.
Check out this strong Grand Rapids Press editorial in support of Michigan's Complete Streets legislation (July 16, 2010): Michigan lawmakers should approve Complete Streets bill to focus on more than motorists
National Complete Streets Coalition
An abundance of additional Complete Streets resources are available from the National Complete Streets Coalition.