Mode Shift: Move Together

Mode Shift: Move Together Mode Shift is an online hub that provides know-how to empower people to make Michigan communities more walkable, bikeable, and livable.

Mode Shift is an online hub that provides stories, tools, and know-how to empower people to take action and make Michigan communities more walkable, bikeable, and livable.

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is an international movement—and now a federal program—to make it safe, convenient, and fun...
05/01/2020
Safe Routes to School Regional Trainings - Michigan Fitness Foundation

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is an international movement—and now a federal program—to make it safe, convenient, and fun for children to bicycle and walk to school. SRTS regional trainings are for school champions, principals, school transportation officials, planners, road authorities, and SRTS grant award recipients who want to dive deeper into the SRTS movement.

28Apr 0 Safe Routes to School Regional Trainings Posted By: Chris Nowak Uncategorized Michigan Fitness Foundation’s Safe Route to Schools (SRTS) program team is adapting to meet the needs of communities as Michiganders follow the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order to slow the spread of the...

Mode Shift: Move Together
04/27/2020

Mode Shift: Move Together

04/27/2020

In a grow-together-or-grow-apart world, we’re growing apart, and it’s not sustainable for our health, for our planet, for our economy. We need a Mode Shift; a shift in our thinking that points us back towards connecting to the things that we care about -- to our health, to our well-being, to each other.

Welcome to Mode Shift.

Mode Shift: Move Together's cover photo
09/26/2019

Mode Shift: Move Together's cover photo

Stormy Kromer
08/18/2017

Stormy Kromer

Day 2 starts for the cyclists on the ride across the U.P. on the Iron Belle Trail. Thanks to Rich Mortl of Mortls Sports Center in Iron Mountain for getting one of our riders back on the road.
Follow the riders here: http://bit.ly/2wgkxJj
City of Ironwood Michigan, Michigan Department of Transportation, MI Iron Belle Trail, Michigan State Police, Michigan Fitness Foundation, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance

On The Road-update from the 1st UP Iron Belle Trail Ride
08/17/2017

On The Road-update from the 1st UP Iron Belle Trail Ride

And they are off! Best of luck to the 11 bike riders in the group heading across the U.P. You can track them along the way to see where they are and how far they have gone with this link: http://bit.ly/2wTdgMG
MI Iron Belle Trail, Michigan Department of Transportation, City of Ironwood Michigan, Michigan State Police, Michigan Fitness Foundation Governor's Council Endorsed Events, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance

Slow Roll
05/23/2017

Slow Roll

Today @mogodetroit launched over 40 Detroit Bike Share stations! The system is live, snag yourself a pass and take one for a spin! 🚴🏽 #mogodetroit #detroit #slowrolldetroit #slowroll #detroitbikeshare

A good strategy relies on good data. You can help guide SEMCOGs nonmotorized safety implementation strategy by taking th...
03/08/2017
SEMCOG, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

A good strategy relies on good data. You can help guide SEMCOGs nonmotorized safety implementation strategy by taking this brief survey.

We need your input on safety issues for people who walk, roll, and bike.

Why?

While pedestrian and bicycle crashes make up approximately one percent of all traffic crashes, they account for 30 percent of all traffic fatalities in Southeast Michigan.

"In a bold, new, and more democratic vision unveiled Wednesday evening, city planners showed off a blueprint to create t...
03/02/2017
Detroit's riverfront plan includes a beach, more parks, fewer condos

"In a bold, new, and more democratic vision unveiled Wednesday evening, city planners showed off a blueprint to create three zones of public parkland on the riverfront where once private development had been scheduled to rise."

This new vision boldly accepts that public access to the riverfront outweighs the value of a few more condos and shops.

League of Michigan Bicyclists
02/16/2017
League of Michigan Bicyclists

League of Michigan Bicyclists

The first glow-in-the-dark #bikelane has been installed in the US! The new design aims to protect both people on bikes and on foot and its effect will be studied by Texas A&M Univerity. https://goo.gl/AzcS4G

"She’s a fan of bike lanes, urban renewal and, in particular, Campus Martius park in downtown Detroit. Over the past dec...
01/10/2017
Moving Detroit Forward: Detroit Policy Conference speaker Janette Sadik-Khan will push for pedestrian-friendly city - The Hub Detroit

"She’s a fan of bike lanes, urban renewal and, in particular, Campus Martius park in downtown Detroit. Over the past decades, Janette Sadik-Khan has redefined how people get around cities, and she’s coming to Detroit to talk more." via The HUB Detroit

She’s a fan of bike lanes, urban renewal and, in particular, Campus Martius park in downtown Detroit. Over the past decades, Janette Sadik-Khan has redefined how people get around cities, and she’s coming to Detroit to talk more. As a leading urban transportation policy expert and best-selling autho...

Detroit Greenways Coalition releases 50-year vision for Bicycle Thruways
01/06/2017
Detroit Greenways Coalition releases 50-year vision for Bicycle Thruways

Detroit Greenways Coalition releases 50-year vision for Bicycle Thruways

With Detroit’s wide streets, the city has many opportunities for planning around greenways, bike riding, and road sharing. Here are some of the long-term ideas proposed by the Detroit Greenways Coalition.

A vision of the future?
12/15/2016
Here’s what the new bike lanes downtown could look like

A vision of the future?

More comments are being sought for proposed bike lanes downtown. Proposals include buffers from traffic, bicycle traffic signals, and more. Detroit Bike Share will add 420 new bikes to the city this spring.

Slow Roll
12/13/2016
Slow Roll

Slow Roll

Last night Jason & Kelsey attended the Downtown Detroit Partnership Downtown Mobility Community Meeting at the Boll Family YMCA. We got to hear from Lisa Nuszkowski about the upcoming launch of Detroit Bike Share. This is going to be an incredible program for Detroit, and it is really being done in a thoughtful and inclusive way. In order to make sure every voice is heard, DDP really needs your feedback! Where would you like to see 420 bikes for use around town? Stick a pin on the map!

New bike lanes will be proposed downtown next week
12/09/2016
New bike lanes will be proposed downtown next week

New bike lanes will be proposed downtown next week

The Downtown Detroit Partnership is holding a meeting on December 12 seeking public input on new bike lanes, which could look very different for Detroit.

"The city’s QLine street car line continues down its track to open next spring, and officials marked another milestone i...
12/05/2016
M-1 streetcar line construction completed on Woodward

"The city’s QLine street car line continues down its track to open next spring, and officials marked another milestone in the project Thursday."

The curb-to-curb reconstruction of 2.5 miles of Woodward Avenue between Sibley and Chandler is finished

“Woodbridge is in an interesting place because we’re kind of on the western edge of Midtown and we’re not really include...
11/22/2016
Walkable Woodbridge: Detroit neighborhood residents gather to support open access

“Woodbridge is in an interesting place because we’re kind of on the western edge of Midtown and we’re not really included in a lot of the main programs,” says Heeres. “We get some of the spillover, but, even though it’s close, there’s not very good connectivity.”

Originally published on The HUB Detroit

Daily bike rides to work and strolls to children’s events in Detroit’s Cultural Center are the norm for Joel Howrani Heeres’ family. The Woodbridge community residents wouldn’t have it any other way. “Ana will walk with our son Theo to the library for story time, or they’ll walk or bike to a nearby…

"One of our large regional transit gaps is that connection between Washtenaw County and Wayne County," Stupka said after...
11/18/2016
RTA may consider Wayne, Washtenaw transit connection

"One of our large regional transit gaps is that connection between Washtenaw County and Wayne County," Stupka said after the meeting. "We want to start to bridge that gap."

Service could be similar to express buses on Woodward and Gratiot.

Update! Read our original article covering the Driving Change campaign here: http://wearemodeshift.org/grand-rapids-driv...
11/14/2016
Early data: Grand Rapids' largest-ever bicycle safety initiative a success

Update!

Read our original article covering the Driving Change campaign here: http://wearemodeshift.org/grand-rapids-driving-change-a-toolkit-for-bicyclist-motorists-alike

A new survey of traffic data compiled during the spring and summer shows the launch of Grand Rapids' largest-ever bicycle safety education campaign -- Driving Change -- has helped contribute to dramatic declines in bicyclist-motorist crash totals and serious injuries in 2016.

"Overall, 71 percent of the 300 Crain's readers polled favor the 20-year, 1.2-mill property tax that would fund the Regi...
11/07/2016
Most on board for proposed RTA tax

"Overall, 71 percent of the 300 Crain's readers polled favor the 20-year, 1.2-mill property tax that would fund the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan's master plan of bus rapid transit and commuter rail in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties."

Overall, 71 percent of 300 Crain's subscribers in a new survey favor the 20-year, 1.2-mill property tax that would fund the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan's master plan of bus rapid…

“This younger generation grew up in the back of their parents’ cars being taken to school and to shops, and they don’t w...
11/04/2016
America’s road trip: will the US ever kick the car habit?

“This younger generation grew up in the back of their parents’ cars being taken to school and to shops, and they don’t want that any more,” Duggan says. “They want to walk and cycle. We can’t compete with the suburbs on their terms, but we can offer young people bikeable and walkable neighbourhoods, and that’s at the heart of what we’re trying to do.”

Motor City Detroit built the automobiles, oil capital Houston fuelled them and Los Angeles was carved up by freeways in their honour. Yet now all three cities are pushing walking, cycling and the use…

Looking good Detroit!
11/03/2016

Looking good Detroit!

"The new configuration of the Gratiot Avenue, Randolph/Broadway & Macomb Streets will make it easier for pedestrians to ...
11/01/2016
Detroit will reconfigure one of its worst downtown intersections

"The new configuration of the Gratiot Avenue, Randolph/Broadway & Macomb Streets will make it easier for pedestrians to cross, thus helping to link Greektown to other downtown areas to the west, such as Campus Martius and the Theater & Stadium districts. The new pattern will also result in green traffic signal times being increased on both Gratiot and Randolph, which is expected to improve travel times through the intersection."

One of the most notoriously dangerous intersections in Downtown Detroit is being fixed.

10/26/2016
Michigan Fitness Foundation

Earlier today, Safe Routes to School partnered with writing center 826 Michigan and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD on a special #WalktoSchoolDay16 event for Spain Elementary/Middle School.

Check out this short clip from the event!

"On Nov. 8, voters in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties will be asked to approve a new millage to pay for pu...
10/26/2016
Passage of RTA transportation millage will help Detroit work better

"On Nov. 8, voters in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties will be asked to approve a new millage to pay for putting into action a master plan from the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan. The system envisioned would at last connect the region with an efficient transit network. The proposal calls for many new transit options, chief among them multiple “bus-rapid transit” lines in the region. These vehicles operate as a cross between light rail and ordinary buses, providing service that is faster and more efficient. It also calls for upgrading bus service in many areas, adding some on-demand services, starting new service to Detroit Metro Airport, and to the new QLINE along Woodward in downtown Detroit."

The proposed RTA facing voters Nov. 8 would create multiple “bus rapid transit” lines in the region.

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