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GreaterMtPleasantAreaNonMotorized

GreaterMtPleasantAreaNonMotorized

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The 2011 Greater Mt. Pleasant Area Non-Motorized Transportation Plan, adopted October 2011 by Union Township. Note: >26 Mb
The 2011 Greater Mt. Pleasant Area Non-Motorized Transportation Plan, adopted October 2011 by Union Township. Note: >26 Mb

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Published by: Mark Ranzenberger on Oct 29, 2011
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Greater Mt. Pleasant Area Non-motorized Plan
Prepared by:Draft
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October 11, 2011
 
 
Acknowledgements
Project Steering Committee
Brian Atkinson, Engineer, Mt. Pleasant TSC, MDOTFrank Cloutier, Public Relations Office, The Saginaw Chippewa Indian TribeJohn Dinse, Township Trustee, Charter Township of UnionPat Gaffney, Engineer, Isabella County Road CommissionJeff Grey, Planning and Community Development Director, City of Mt. PleasantPhil Hertzler, Union Township ResidentJack Hofweber, Development Engineer, Mt. Pleasant TSC, MDOTBen Jankens, Central Michigan UniversitySue Ann Kopmeyer, Director, Parks & Recreation CommissionDaniel Methner, GIS, Central Michigan UniversityTim Neiporte, Community Development Director, Isabella CountyTerry Palmer, Retired MDOT EngineerAlison Quast, Manger, Motorless Motion & Mid Michigan Cycling ClubAndy Reihl, Project Manager, Central Michigan UniversityDon Seal, Community Engineer Planning Department, The Saginaw Chippewa Indian TribeLinda Marie Slater, Director, Plan Engineering & Planning, Central Michigan UniversityBrian Smith, Township Manager, Charter Township of UnionBill Whiteman, Director of Facilities, Mid Michigan Community CollegeWoody Woodruff, Zoning Administrator, Charter Township of Union
Consultants
The Greenway Collaborative, Inc.Wade TrimLSL Planning, Inc.
 
Isabella County Citizens and Community Members
All of those who contributed to the Non-Motorized Master Plan development process
Plan Funding
The Greater Mt. Pleasant Area Non-motorized Plan was funded by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
 
 
Contents
 
1. Introduction ............................................................................... 1
1.1 Why Walking and Bicycling are Important ................................................................... 31.2 Glossary of Terms .......................................................................................................... 6
2. Project Goals & Objectives........................................................ 11
2.1 Purpose of the Plan and Community Vision .................................................................. 112.2 Goals & Objectives ........................................................................................................ 12
3. Inventory & Analysis .................................................................. 15
3.1 General Conditions ....................................................................................................... 163.2 The Pedestrian Environment ......................................................................................... 393.3 The Bicycling Environment .......................................................................................... 44
4. Proposed Facilities .................................................................... 51
4.1 Non-motorized Transportation Network ....................................................................... 524.2 Specific Area Concept Plans ......................................................................................... 704.3 Projected Energy Savings ............................................................................................. 73
5. Implementation Plan .................................................................. 79
5.1 Implementation Plan ..................................................................................................... 805.2 Potential Funding Sources ............................................................................................ 1125.2 Annual Maintenance & Operation Costs ...................................................................... 115
6. Planning & Zoning Review and Recommendations ................... 117
6.1 Master Planning ............................................................................................................ 1186.2 Subdivision Regulations ............................................................................................... 1216.3 Zoning Ordinance ......................................................................................................... 1226.4 Recommendations for Planning and Zoning ................................................................. 128
7. Proposed Policies & Programs .................................................. 131
7.1 Complete Streets Policy ................................................................................................ 1327.2 ADA Compliance Issues .............................................................................................. 1357.3 Safe Routes to Schools .................................................................................................. 1377.4 Bike Parking.................................................................................................................. 1417.5 Maintenance of Non-motorized Facilities ..................................................................... 1467.6 Sidewalk/Roadside Pathway Completion ..................................................................... 150

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