Non-Motorized Transportation Plan and Climate Sustainability Plan Recommendations
- East Lansing, Michigan
- Ingham County Health Department, Public Sector Consultants, City of East Lansing, Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, Marble Elementary Wellness Committee
In March 2012, project partners received funding from the Michigan Department of Community Health to conduct a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of key non-motorized transportation elements of the City of East Lansing’s draft Climate Sustainability Plan and Non-Motorized Transportation Plan along the Burcham-Hagadorn intersecting corridors. The funding for this HIA comes from a grant awarded to the Michigan Climate & Health Adaptation Program from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Climate Ready States and Cities Initiative.
The proposed changes to the Burcham-Hagadorn corridor aim to increase the walkability and bikeability, safety, and environmental sustainability of this busy intersecting corridor—a primary route between East Lansing’s core historic neighborhoods, primary schools, and Michigan State University. Examples of potential road crossing and sidewalk/path improvements include crossing and bump-out islands; flash beacons and similar signals; traffic calming devices (such as plantings or other “vertical” elements like buffers between sidewalks and roadways); lane consolidation; additional bike lanes; and sidewalk connectivity. In addition to these improvement options, the HIA will evaluate the impacts of maintaining the status quo.