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Prospects for a More Walkable/Bikeable 48th Avenue - LIB100 Approved!

Date and Time

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


  • Kirkhof Center » RM 2215



APRIL 16 EVENT: A Panel Discussion and Public Participation


"What Are the Prospects for a More Walkable/Bikeable 48th Avenue?"


Date:  Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Time:  6:30-7:30 p.m.

Place: Grand Valley State University Kirkhof Center, Room 2215

Who is specially invited: This forum is open to the public but isespecially aimed at informing the students who reside and study at the Grand Valley State University campus in Allendale.


Agenda and Speakers:

Moderator   James Penn, Ph.D., Department of Geography and Planning

Introduction - A Chronology of the North-South Corridor Plan and quotes on the merits of widening and alternatives:    Patricia Houser, Ph.D., Course Instructor for GPY 316: Introduction to Transportation Planning

Panelists (5 minutes each) speak on the topic:  

Jerry Alkema, Supervisor of Allendale Township

Bob, Brown, Assistant Director of Facilities Planning at GVSU

James Kent, Michigan Department of Transportation

Thomas Tilma, Interim Director of the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition

Glenn Turek, Owner of Meadows Crossing

Questions and Comments--The last 1/2 hour of this meeting is open to your questions and comments.




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