Non-Motorized Transportation Plan

Non-Motorized Transportation Plan - 2006

In 2006, the city adopted a plan to link people, schools, businesses, parks, natural resources, and cultural and historic landmarks -- to each other, and to adjacent communities.
Some goals of this plan include to utilize the plan to establish Battle Creek as a non-motorized friendly community, and to be implementation-oriented and serve as a guide for non-motorized trail, bike lane, and route signage planning, funding, design, and construction.
This plan lists many benefits of non-motorized transportation infrastructure, like providing safe routes to school, improved health, pollution reduction, and improved quality of life. Much of the work in this plan has been accomplished, but plenty remains.

  1. Eric Feldt

    City Planner
    Phone: 269-966-3320

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Non-Motorized Transportation Plan cover image

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Battle Creek non-motorized transportation network - 2006

Non-Motorized Transportation Plan update - 2019

Non-Motorized Transportation Plan graphic with Battle Creek skyline

The benefits and goals of the 2006 plan are still relevant today. However, new ideas and community needs are apparent. In 2019, an update to the 2006 plan will incorporate these new needs.

The city is kicking off a planning effort to update the plan. Look for public engagement opportunities in the spring and early summer, including surveys that will allow you to give input on your non-motorized activities. See the schedule of events and activities below.

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Non-Motorized Transportation Plan update schedule for 2019

Public engagement

The 2019 NMTP update will rely on feedback and discussions with neighbors, business owners, visitors, adjacent communities, and others.

The city wants to hear from you! Please complete this short survey (click the image to go there) to tell us where you walk, job, bicycle, roller blade/skateboard, where you use ADA facilities, your areas of concern, and more! Thank you!

⬇ Survey - click the image ⬇

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Engagement will consist of community-wide surveys; discussions and meetings with the community; meetings with Neighborhood Planning Councils; meetings with policymakers; and more. 

Check out the links below to various non-motorized resources to learn more:

  1. Bicycling
  2. Kayaking & Canoeing
  3. Local events
  4. Trails
  5. Regional plan
  6. Regulatory & Advisory info