Thursday, May 6, 2021

‘Walk and Roll’ public meeting is planned in city

They are on a roll in Westland as officials continue progress on the Wildwood Road Bikeway Plan which includes the creation of bicycle lanes on 3.5 miles of Wildwood Road,

In addition, officials are developing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Action Plan called Walk and Roll Westland to help connect residents with areas of high demand. A public meeting to share information about the plan is set for 5.30 p.m. May 11 and those interested can join the virtual meeting by phone at 1 (312)626-6799 meeting ID: 943 9827 6599; password: 228589. Officials are hoping to gain insight from the public about the future of walking and biking within the community. The meeting can also be joined by computer: Join by Computer:

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During the meeting, the city will present information on the Wildwood Road Bikeway Plan, which includes the creation of bicycle lanes on Wildwood Road running north-south from Warren Road to Glenwood Road contained entirely within Westland. The lanes would connect northern and southern residential areas with main arteries of commercial business, areas of concentrated employment, and recreation and entertainment facilities. Westland has identified this corridor as an ideal location to build awareness and capacity of bicycle friendly avenues with an emphasis on safety mitigation and minimal interruption to current traffic patterns, officials said. 

“This plan will represent the most detailed non-motorized planning efforts yet by the city,” commented Mayor William R. Wild. “We need as much public engagement and feedback as possible to ensure the plan provides a comprehensive outline of Westland's biking and walking priorities.”