bicycle safety

Andy Robins / WMUK

The City of Kalamazoo can and should improve the way that people travel through it. That’s the message of the Complete Streets Coalition, a grassroots group that’s recently been holding rallies around the city.

In particular, members say the city’s one-way streets confuse people and push traffic into neighborhoods. WestSouthwest spoke with Complete Streets members Jim Ferner and Laura Livingstone-McNelis about what the group hopes to see change.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Officials at Western Michigan University say the work of an institute for studying transportation will be to improve people’s quality of life by giving them more options for how to get around.

The new Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities or TRCLC is one of 33 centers around the country created with grant money from the US Department of Transportation. The TRCLC will have about a $3 million budget to work with annually.

New turn signal, safety measures approved