bicycle trail

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.


Township officials say they'll try to build a narrower trail that doesn't need an easement from private property owners.

Paul Selden / Bike Friendly Kalamazoo

A local bike-advocacy group and a federally mandated planning agency have worked together on a proposal for a network of bicycle routes covering Kalamazoo County and extending into Van Buren County.

The open house for the project will be Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the South Haven City Hall.