Since 2010, the Grand Rapids community has worked hard to pave the road with a robust cycling infrastructure that enhances our quality of life and creates safer places for people using all modes of transportation. But there’s more to be done.
Grand Rapids has a fatal bike crash ratio that is almost three times higher than the state average.
To address this critical issue, the city of Grand Rapids, with the support of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), has launched a campaign to raise awareness of bicycle safety.
The goal of this campaign is to reduce bicycle crashes by helping the people of Grand Rapids understand the new infrastructure and “rules of the road” that foster respect between motorists and bicycles and make us all safer.
“We all share the responsibility to make sure Grand Rapids roads are safe for everyone, including pedestrians and bicyclists,” said City Planning Director Suzanne Schulz. “Safe places to walk and bike are essential to supporting vibrant, active communities.”