CITY OF MIDLAND RECEIVES GRANT FOR BIKE ROUTE SIGNAGE AND MARKINGS

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October 29, 2010 – The City of Midland has received a $15,000 grant from the Midland Area Community Foundation to further enhance safe travel and encourage bicycling in Midland.

The funding will be used to create additional pavement markings and install signs to help bicyclists get around downtown Midland and beyond.

Two new bike routes were recently completed that promote more non-motorized transportation options in the city.  The first route traverses Ashman and Rodd streets between Nelson and Main streets near downtown Midland, and the second will lead bicyclists from the downtown area to the Midland Community Center and back.

The project is part of a five-year plan to construct and extend safe and convenient biking/walking paths around the city.  The plan was developed by the Non-Motorized Transportation Committee, a sub-committee of the City’s Planning Commission and adopted by City Council in 2009.

For more information on the biking/walking paths project, contact the Midland Planning and Community Development Department at 989-837-3374 or visit the City’s website at www.midland-mi.org.

The Midland Area Community Foundation strengthens our community by providing leadership, fostering collaboration on local needs and issues, and encouraging a legacy of giving through grants, scholarships, and events.  For more information, visit www.midlandfoundation.org.