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Ann Arbor And Washtenaw County Officials Seeking Input On Bike Map

Oct 31, 2014

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.

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Washtenaw County'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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