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Construction Updates

Construction Updates

Yesterday, June 18, construction crews started work to resurface Millcork Avenue between Cork Street and Miller Road. During construction, the road will be closed to through traffic. A detour route will be posted. Detour traffic will be routed to Emerald Drive. Access to all businesses will be maintained. The road is planned to be opened to traffic by Friday, July 13, 2012.

Starting today, construction crews will begin work to replace damaged sidewalk on Park Street between Kalamazoo Avenue and Hopkins Street. During construction, there will be single lane closures during the day. Access to all businesses and residences will be maintained. Construction is planned to be completed by Friday, July 20, 2012.

Visit http://www.kalamazoocity.org for additional construction updates.

Kalamazoo road construction updates

Kalamazoo road construction updates

From: http://www.kalamazoocity.org

Beginning Thursday, May 17, 2012 Kilgore Road between Manchester Road and Sprinkle Road will be limited to one lane in each direction. On Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 6:00 a.m. this section will be completely closed to traffic until Monday, May 21, 2012 at 6:00 a.m. to allow a contractor to install a fire protection water line.

Starting Monday, May 21, 2012, construction crews will start work to replace damaged sidewalk on Westnedge Avenue between Kalamazoo Avenue and Dunkley Street. During construction, there will be single lane closures during the day. Access to all businesses and residences will be maintained. Construction is planned to be completed by Friday, June 29, 2012.

Off and Rolling with Kalamazoo Bike Week

Off and Rolling with Kalamazoo Bike Week

An inaugural community event that will have Kalamazoo rolling in excitement is Kalamazoo Bike Week, May 13-May 18, 2012. Organized by the Parks Foundation of Kalamazoo County and several other groups like Downtown Kalamazoo Incorporated, Discover Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Bicycle Club, and Gazelle Sports, this week-long series of events highlight activities that encourage and promote bicycling, and are great for adults and families.

Vehicle Occupants Hurt in Traffic Crash

On Saturday, April 21, 2012, at approximately 4:00a.m., KDPS officers responded to a traffic crash at W. Main/Monroe.

Upon arrival, officers found one car turned upside down on its roof, which was crushed.  It appeared that the vehicle ran into a pole, causing it to land in the position it was found. Extrication was utilized to remove the occupants from the vehicle and they were both transported to Bronson Hospital via LIFE Ambulance.  A 22-year-old female Kalamazoo resident is still at the hospital in critical condition.  A 23-year-old male Kalamazoo resident was treated and released.

The investigation is still ongoing and is being handled by the Criminal Investigations Division.  Details on other specifics of this incident not mentioned here are not available at this time. 

Michigan Transportation Odyssey

Michigan Transportation Odyssey

by Tom Clynes

“After the Greeks won the Trojan War, it took Odysseus about 10 years to get from Troy to Ithaca,” says James Bruckbauer, policy specialist at the Michigan Land Use Institute. “Unless you’re in a car or an airplane, getting around Michigan can often seem as difficult.”
 
Bruckbauer was one of 15 unwavering transportation advocates who embarked on the Michigan Transportation Odyssey, a 350-mile cross-state journey using only public transit. The mid-March Odyssey was conceived as a way to demonstrate both the opportunities and challenges of Michigan’s statewide public transport system. The three-day event was organized by Transportation for Michigan (Trans4M), a coalition created to help make Michigan communities more livable and robust through transportation policy reform.
 

Not sure what bike locker looks like?

Not sure what bike locker looks like?

From: http://www.downtownkalamazoo.org/

Earlier this week we shared information about new bike lockers that have hit downtown Kalamazoo. The lockers make it easier for bike commuters to keep their bikes safe from the elements. Compact, easy to use, and conveniently located, these bike lockers were made possible by a grant from Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) transportation enhancement program. The grant was awarded to support ongoing congestion mitigation air quality improvements. For downtowners, its one more way we're making Central City a greener place to work, live and play.

Downtown Kalamazoo gets bike friendlier

March 21, 2012, Kalamazoo, MI: Downtown Kalamazoo Inc. announces the availability of bike storage units as a service to bicyclists. 

"The purpose of the bike lockers is to encourage a more sustainable and 'green' form of transportation by attracting bicyclists who live outside of the Downtown Development Authority boundary, and might otherwise commute downtown via bike as opposed to vehicle,"  said Brian Persky, Coordinator of Planning and Development for Downtown Kalamazoo Incorporated (DKI).

Bike lockers are currently available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The assigned locker is to be used only for the purpose of storing a bicycle, bicycle accessories and/or equipment.

Rental rates* for these units are as follows: