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GR Forward Plan

Visit 29 Pearl St. NW, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Review copies of the plan and submit comments to weigh in on the future of downtown GR.


Grand Rapids City Proposed Bicycle-related Ordiance Amendments

Grand Rapids City Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7:00 at the Blandford Nature Center.

Please let your commissioners know how you feel about these changes. You can send them a note or attend the public hearing.


Advocacy Committee

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:


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.



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