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How can we improve connections between different modes of travel (i.e., walking, biking, taking a bus)
to strengthen multi-modal connectivity?


There are many infrastructure investments which can be made to improve multi-modal connections to allow people to get from riding their bike to getting on a bus or getting from their bus to their job. Consider things such as:

  • Adding wayfinding signage,
  • Improving or upgrading transit stop infrastructure (such as installing a concrete pad, a bike rack, a bike maintenance station, seating, or a bus shelter),
  • Building a pedestrian crosswalk near the bus stop to more safety cross the street, or
  • Implementing traffic calming mechanisms near by (such as narrowed lanes, bulbouts/curb extensions, speed humps, or pedestrian refuge islands).
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7 months ago

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Add a median to the midblock crossing onto Rose similar to the one north of Michigan Ave
Response from Zach Lassiter
Excellent idea.
7 months ago

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Install a bus shelter in the Stuart Neighborhood Along Kalamazoo Ave THERE ARE NONE This area serves a major residential area as well as 1 block away from Kalamazoo College I live in Stuart and it is frusterating to have to wait to catch a bus in rain
Response from Zach Lassiter
Sorry this was placed incorrectly on the map.
7 months ago

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Install a bus shelter in the Stuart Neighborhood Along West Main THERE ARE NONE This area serves a major residential area as well as being next to Kalamazoo College I live in Stuart and it is frusterating to have to wait to catch a bus in rain
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Install a bus shelter somewhere along Kalamazoo Ave in Stuart Neighborhood There are no bus shelters near here This is a major residential area and people from Kalamazoo College wishing to catch the outbound bus use this area as well I'm a stuart resident and would appreciate it
7 months ago

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While there is a pedestrian crosswalk here and it is properly signed vehicles do not stop for pedestrians This is very dangerous Methods should be explored to encourage drivers to stop for pedestrians
7 months ago

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A cross walk should be explored in this area students from K College often cross here
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This area is difficult for cars bikers and pedestrians due to how this intersection is placed Perhaps a traffic circle to help calm the traffic from flying down west main hill as well as provide access to northbound douglas ave instead of having to cut through residential streets I live in Stuart Neighborhood and find the people cutting from West Main down residential sidestreets to go northbound frustrating
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This intersection is terrible timing for pedestrians If you are not very quick on your feet you will get stuck on one of the narrow islands while you wait for the lights Thats dangerous
7 months ago

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Install Bike Rack in Bronson Park Currently there is a bike rack across the street at city hall but it only fits 3-4 bicycles at most
Response from Anonymous
There is also public bicycle parking on Rose St. outside the Kalamazoo Public Library and on W. South St. in front of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Adding bicycle parking in Bronson Park is questionable, because riding bicycles in Bronson Park is prohibited by city ordinance.
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There is no sidewalk on this area of Stadium Drive between Howard and nearly Lovel This is a high pedestrian area Install one Make WMU pay for it
Response from Anonymous
You are wrong Zach. MDOT built a non-motorized trail parallel to Stadium Dr. during the summer of 2004. It runs from Drake Rd. east to nearly Lovell St. East of Howard St., the trail MDOT built is located on the north side of the railroad tracks. Don't let harassment from Western Michigan University police stop you from using this trail that MDOT built, with 100% MDOT and federal funds. All you need to do is carry a fully charged video camera or cell phone with you when you walk this trail and document any harassment you get from WMU police. Your video will be popular on YouTube (nearly all police videos are popular on YouTube) and an embarrassment to Western Michigan University.
7 months ago

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There needs to be additional bus service to the airport Right now there is only very limited service a few hours a day This is common sense to help people move about the community
7 months ago

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The sidewalk along Portage street to the east in this area is pitted and not accessible - and is in a part of the City that is striving for walkability
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This intersection is difficult to navigate for all pedestrians and is heavily used by people in wheelchairs hard to see by drivers blind pedestrians and other accessing the new CMH building Also drivers turning left into the CMH or Disability Network parking lots can create traffic back ups in the intersection
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This intersection is difficult to navigate for all pedestrians and is heavily used by people in wheelchairs hard to see by drivers blind pedestrians and other accessing the new CMH building Also drivers turning left into the CMH or Disability Network parking lots can create traffic back ups in the intersection
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This intersection is difficult to navigate for all pedestrians and is heavily used by people in wheelchairs hard to see by drivers blind pedestrians and other accessing the new CMH building Also drivers turning left into the CMH or Disability Network parking lots can create traffic back ups in the intersection
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This intersection is difficult to navigate for all pedestrians and is heavily used by people in wheelchairs hard to see by drivers blind pedestrians and other accessing the new CMH building Also drivers turning left into the CMH or Disability Network parking lots can create traffic back ups in the intersection
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What is the plan to link trails at this location
Response from Anonymous
A trail connecting the KRVT through downtown Kalamazoo began construction last fall (2016) and has resumed construction this spring. I believe construction on the downtown connection will be completed by this fall. The city obtained easements from Western Michigan University for the part of the downtown trail that runs through their property. This was necessary because WMU police are eager to issue Kalamazoo citizens trespass warnings, which would prevent them from being able to use this trail without the easement.
7 months ago

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This is the easternmost point of the non-motorized trail built by MDOT in the summer of 2004 There is no signage on Stadium Dr or W Michigan Ave that directs people to this public trail Many people unnecessarily walk on the side of Stadium Dr or trespass on Amtrak property the railroad instead of using the trail that MDOT builtIn addition Western Michigan University asserts ownership of this trail even though 100 of the funding for the trail came from MDOT MDOT needs to reassert ownership of this trail and put up signs indicating that it is their trail and is open to the public MDOT further needs to tell Western Michigan University police that they need to stop harassing Michigan taxpayers who use this trail
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Western Michigan University police are eager to issue trespass warnings to Kalamazoo citizens for little or not reason Any trails built on WMU property MUST come with an easement for public access granted by WMU This will allow people to still use the trail even after they are given a trespass warning by WMU police
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Clean the city buses they are trash compared to WMU buses Dirty and nasty on the inside no one even wants to sit on the seats YUCK
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Add bus shelter to 2 bus stops on both sides of Gull Rd near 26th St The speed limit is 50 miles per hour The speed and volume of traffic causes cars to throw snow and rain on to waiting bus passengers
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There are no sidewalks for students who walk to school Loy Norrix High traffic volume on Kilgore and Lovers Lane making it dangerous for both pedestrians and drivers Area needs sidewalk on the east side of Lovers Lane and signage for drivers to yield
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Add a parking and resting area on Gull Rd MDOT bike path There is no public parking on this trail section and no rest area for those who are biking or walking the six miles trail 12 miles round trip The largest residential and shopping areas are at the West end Gull Rd and 26th St The only safe crossing from the residential developmentsbusiness areas on the southside of Gull Rd east of 26th St to the trail on the northside is the stop light at Meijers gas station More Richland area families and individuals use the trail There is limited use of the trail by families with children and individuals from the west end of the trail in Comstock Twsp due to serious safety issues Crossing Gull Rd by bike or foot becomes more unsafe at sunrise and sundown as it is oriented in an east-west direction and drivers are blinded by the sun It is unsafe at all times except Sunday morning due to fact that the speed limit on Gull Rd increases from 40 mph on Gull Rd residential areas to 50 miles per hour east of Sprinkle Rd at the business district and highest traffic density
Response from Anonymous
I agree with the comment Bobbi Jo made. Supporting an environment for safety for bikers and pedestrians adds to the safety for drivers, too.
Response from Jack Urban
West Gull Road is a major entrance into downtown from the northeast, for cars and potentially also for bike riders (not just recreational bikers) On-street protected bike lanes on this stretch could demonstrate that cars if moving at 25 mph or less) and bicyclists and motorists can coexist safely. The roundabout needs to be constructed so that the max safe design speed for motorists is 26 mph. That means a one-lane passage in each direction. Yes it will create a bottleneck for motorists, but flow of traffic will be smoother and safer for all. That's what should be our goal.
7 months ago

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The connection of the KRVT at Harrison to the Gull Rd MDOT bike trail to Richland has a gap for bikers The recent addition of a sharrow for bikers on Gull Rd does not extend to 26th St to allow bikers to continue their ride safely through the business district east of Sprinkle Rd
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Alerting motorist of bike crossing
6 months 4 weeks ago

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If there is to be a traffic circle here there must be a bike lane When the river floods over the walkway under the bridge close by cyclists are forced to cross the street A bike lane is necessary for safety
6 months 3 weeks ago

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Road diet at Kalamazoo West Main and S Westnedge
6 months 3 weeks ago

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Improve KRVT Intersection
6 months 3 weeks ago

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Enforcement and education needed during on-going implementation
6 months 3 weeks ago

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Pedestrian crossing needed at Stadium and 9th
6 months 3 weeks ago

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Trail etiquette along trail - use signage
6 months 3 weeks ago

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Need bus shelters on Gull Road
6 months 3 weeks ago

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No stopping points or trailheads
6 months 3 weeks ago

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No pedestrian crossing at Gull and Sprinkle
6 months 3 weeks ago

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No bus shelters in Stuart
6 months 2 weeks ago

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The traffic signal has no lights for pedestrians crossing 5 lanes of traffic on Stadium drive as they use the bus stop on the north side of Stadium Dr
6 months 2 weeks ago

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Bus stop has no concrete pad riders step on grass as they get on and off the bus Not conducive to disabled people or people traveling with childrenstrollers
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